Events

"VIRTUALLY GREEN NOTE" (live-stream)

Fri 11th December 8:00pm

While the doors to our beloved venue remain closed and the whole world as we know it seems to have turned upside down, we wanted to continue to do what we love doing! So…. we are very proud to present “Virtually Green Note… in the round”… a series of specially-curated, unique online musical events that will run every Wednesday and Friday evening at 8pm (UK time), streamed live to our website, our YouTube and Facebook page.

If you watch this show (and are able to) we would like to like to ask you to make a donation via our PayPal link and support the musicians during this difficult time. All the money raised for each show, will be divided  between the venue and the three artists playing on this date. Please know that we, and all the musicians involved, are incredibly grateful for the support of music-loving audiences… and it enables us to keep doing what what we do!

Suggested donation £10, but any donation will be much appreciated. Thank you!


LUKE CONCANNON: When youre Ed Sheerans hero and one half of cult underground folk hip hop act Nizlopi with a #1 single, you’ve got a tale to tell. But for Luke, hope and triumph have often sat alongside loss, self-doubt, anxiety and anger – his story is a complex one. After experiencing success as a songwriter in his 20’s, the subsequent heartbreak of losing his band and community was tough.  He hitchhiked to Palestine, volunteering as a peace worker in the West Bank.  After meeting American classical singer Stephanie Hollenberg on holiday, he followed her to the USA where they married in 2018. His deep understanding of the interplay of light and dark that make us whole makes him an electrifying and deeply engaging live performer with a smile that lights up a room. Gearing up for his first new album release in 8 years and only his 2nd solo record, it’s been a busy few months for Luke.  His new album, ‘Ecstatic Bird in the Burning’ will be released in February 2021, with the first two singles out now.

“One of my three main influences along with Van Morrison” Ed Sheeran

Political, intense, angular and beautiful” BBC Radio 1 / “The Real Deal” The Guardian

 

HAFDIS HULD: Not only one of the most engaging and entertaining performers you’re likely to hear, this Icelandic multi award-winning artist has an impressive international audience in over 70 countries. Her songs have over 21 million Spotify streams, are on numerous compilations, TV shows and advertising campaigns across Europe and Asia and she’s a regular guest vocalist for other artists. She’s toured Europe, the USA and China as well as making regular visits to the UK to perform. Hafdis has had several number 1 records, including 2 albums that have been constant fixtures in the Icelandic album charts for several years. Her most recent album ‘Variations’ was a selection of unusual covers of her favourite songs and she’s working on a new album for 2021.  Her superb live show with husband Alisdair Wright blends songs with anecdotes about their life in Iceland, delivered in her delightful accent with enormous charm, wit and comedic timing.

“I love her voice and I love her.”  Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Hafdis is brilliant!” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music

“I love her, she’s one of a kind”  Phil Jupitus

“Sublime – charismatic story-telling music of the highest quality”  Clash Magazine

CALUM MACCOLL: The son of folk legends Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger and half-brother to Kirsty MacColl, Calum has been a musician almost since he could walk. He’s spent a lifetime in bands, performing and writing with with hundreds of artists (including the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Eddi Reader, Backstreet Boys, Ronan Keating, Colin Vearncombe aka Black). He co-wrote the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Original Song and is also a Grammy nominated producer. Now adding solo artist to his repertoire, Calum writes and performs sharply observed, energy-infused songs backed by his masterful guitar playing and a wry twist of humour.

‘(His) warmth, unity and ease of communication reaffirms folk song’s status as the bringer of news and its ability to address any issue.’ The Times