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Jul 25, 2018

Catherine Earnshaw has previously performed as an unaccompanied singer, here she collaborates with storywheel and together they perform folk songs of the British Isles.

Catherine's beautiful emotive vocals float over music that mixes Middle East and North African influences. Storywheel (aka Keith Clouston, formerly of Transglobal Underground) creates the atmosphere with Oud (Arab lute), voice, percussion and occasional drones.

From 1996-2013 Keith worked first as musician and later as composer for theatre productions at the Old Vic, Barbican, National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

For further information go to:
https://www.catherineearnshawmusic.com/
http://www.storywheelmusic.co.uk/

Jul 25, 2018

Catherine Earnshaw has previously performed as an unaccompanied singer, here she collaborates with storywheel and together they perform folk songs of the British Isles.

Catherine's beautiful emotive vocals float over music that mixes Middle East and North African influences. Storywheel (aka Keith Clouston, formerly of Transglobal Underground) creates the atmosphere with Oud (Arab lute), voice, percussion and occasional drones.

From 1996-2013 Keith worked first as musician and later as composer for theatre productions at the Old Vic, Barbican, National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

For further information go to:
https://www.catherineearnshawmusic.com/
http://www.storywheelmusic.co.uk/

Jul 18, 2018

Each month we'll select a past Invisible Folk Club radio show to air on the podcast channel. Jon Bickley curates and presents the show. Nothing in the broad church of folk related music is off limits.

On our podcast channel you'll find the radio shows where the songs might be longer, where the music is allowed to stretch and breathe. Maybe something a little more challenging.

We know our podcast listeners have the time, space and inclination to play the long game, to allow something to evolve. 

Playlist (originally broadcast 27th May 2018):

Anna & Elizabeth - Margaret
Anna & Elizabeth - Jeano
Anna & Elizabeth - Ripest of Apples
Anna & Elizabeth - Irish Patriot
Jill Waterson & Ady Shaw - Black Muddy River
Jon Bickley - She Said Drive
Jill Waterson & Ady Shaw - A-Beggin’ I Will Go
Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country
Bob Dylan - The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar 

If you want more information about our podcasts or radio shows please go to our website https://invisiblefolkclub.com/

Jul 14, 2018

Jon Bickley hosts a session with John & Mary Maw, classically trained musicians with a love of folk & roots music.

John studied violin & viola at the Royal Academy of Music (London). After graduation he opted to become a violin bow maker later moving on to commercial photography. Nowadays his instruments of choice are octave mandola and cigar box guitar. He is a member of the London Mandolin Ensemble, a small chamber orchestra with a repertoire covering a wide range of classical music. Over the years John has honed his instrument building skills and has created a number of unique instruments including the guitar he plays on this session. He is an expert slide player generating eerie tones from his cigar box model utilising his own blue 'Harveys Bristol Cream' bottleneck.

Mary currently plays cello (using a bow made by John) with the West London Sinfonia and is also trained on piano. She has accompanied many singers and has been part of various choirs. On this session she has left the instrumental duties to John so she can concentrate on the songs. She has come to traditional folk singing relatively recently and is accompanied by John's mandola or cigar box slide guitar.

For further information please visit John Maw's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/john.maw.uk?fref=pb&hc or send us a message via the 'Contact' page at invisiblefolkclub.com

Jul 14, 2018

Jon Bickley hosts a session with John & Mary Maw, classically trained musicians with a love of folk & roots music.

John studied violin & viola at the Royal Academy of Music (London). After graduation he opted to become a violin bow maker later moving on to commercial photography. Nowadays his instruments of choice are octave mandola and cigar box guitar. He is a member of the London Mandolin Ensemble, a small chamber orchestra with a repertoire covering a wide range of classical music. Over the years John has honed his instrument building skills and has created a number of unique instruments including the guitar he plays on this session. He is an expert slide player generating eerie tones from his cigar box model utilising his own blue 'Harveys Bristol Cream' bottleneck.

Mary currently plays cello (using a bow made by John) with the West London Sinfonia and is also trained on piano. She has accompanied many singers and has been part of various choirs. On this session she has left the instrumental duties to John so she can concentrate on the songs. She has come to traditional folk singing relatively recently and is accompanied by John's mandola or cigar box slide guitar.

For further information please visit John Maw's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/john.maw.uk?fref=pb&hc or send us a message via the 'Contacts' page on invisiblefolkclub.com

Jul 6, 2018

Based in Northamptonshire (England) hazeyjane are Chris Brown (guitar/vocal) & Kevin T Ward (fretless bass), their signature sound has been described as chilled electro-acoustic. Nick Drake, mid period Joni Mitchell (with Jaco) and John Martyn are obvious influences but hazeyjane sound like hazeyjane.

Chris writes the songs, often using unusual tunings. Kev's snaking bass lines drive the songs while his ringing harmonics enhance the atmosphere.

Since 2016 Britanny based percussionist David Hopkins has augmented the line-up for some gigs (not this podcast) adding rhythm and textures to the live sound and subsequent studio recordings. The trio will be playing some dates in England and mainland Europe in 2018.

If you are anywhere near the prestigious Stables venue in Wavendon (Milton Keynes) on Saturday 14th July you must catch the trio in concert. For tickets and more information about this gig go to https://stables.org/event/hazeyjane

For more information and sounds go to http://www.hazeyjanemusic.co.uk/index.shtml

Jul 6, 2018

Based in Northamptonshire (England) hazeyjane are Chris Brown (guitar/vocal) & Kevin T Ward (fretless bass), their signature sound has been described as chilled electro-acoustic. Nick Drake, mid period Joni Mitchell (with Jaco) and John Martyn are obvious influences but hazeyjane sound like hazeyjane. 

Chris writes the songs, often using unusual tunings. Kev's snaking bass lines drive the songs while his ringing harmonics enhance the atmosphere. 

Since 2016 Britanny based percussionist David Hopkins has augmented the line-up for some gigs (not this podcast) adding rhythm and textures to the live sound and subsequent studio recordings. The trio will be playing some dates in England and mainland Europe in 2018. 

If you are anywhere near the prestigious Stables venue in Wavendon (Milton Keynes) on Saturday 14th July you must catch the trio in concert. For tickets and more information about this gig go to https://stables.org/event/hazeyjane 

For more information and sounds go to http://www.hazeyjanemusic.co.uk/index.shtml

Jul 6, 2018

The third and final episode of this session was slightly different from the others.

After a lot of interesting conversation we realised time was running out, but the guys still had lots more great material ready to go. The simple solution was to turn Episode 3 of this podcast into a mini gig. It was a nice 40 minute snapshot of what hazeyjane are all about plus host Jon Bickley got to play his best known song 'Calling All The Angels.'

Many thanks to Chris & Kev, two of the most accomplished musicians we've had the pleasure to welcome to the Invisible Folk Club.

For more information and sounds go to http://www.hazeyjanemusic.co.uk/index.shtml

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