Scandinavian-influenced folk-rock band BAAB will play for folk dancing at More Music – originally built as a dancehall. The band who have delighted audiences at Solfest, The Winter Droving in Penrith and The Green Gathering will be teaching Swedish Polskas, Hottices and other dances in a workshop immediately prior to the Bal.
BAAB are a beguiling montage of mythical beasts and melodies, combining pulsing rhythms with traditional Scandinavian folk to create a heavy stomp perfect for traditional dances.
Free Dance workshop at 6pm please book a place!
Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. Featuring:
Steve Lewis (vocals & guitar)
Maja Bugge (cello)
Ben McCabe (drums & vocals)
Matt Robinson (clarinets, baritone saxophone & flutes)
Paul Sherwood (hurdy-gurdies & bagpipes)
Jayson Stilwell (overtone vocals & percussion)
At the beginning of 2019 Deep Cabaret were awarded Arts Council England funding to record an album at Real World studios with producer Justin Adams (Tinawarien, Lo’Jo).
Deep Cabaret is the culmination of bandleader Steve Lewis’ life’s work: to make a band that curates all the musics that fascinate him – jazz, improv, African, folk and leftfield pop. To use that music to set fragments of text taken from novels, journalism, spiritual and other texts that have interesting things to say about being human.
Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. Hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. Mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all “pickled in the juices of the peat”.
“As the sun set, Deep Cabaret shared a spellbinding mix of sounds, many inspired by the stories and landscapes of Morecambe Bay. It was a delight to hear such an intriguing mix of instruments and astonishing vocals”
Morecambe Bay Partnership
Hollering with their hearts over a five string bajo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Having toured across three continents with four kids and a truck load of songs, Katie and Mike West tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz and straight up rock n’ roll. They have released nine albums and a full length documentary, produced over two hundred albums for other artists, and received awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.
The dark nights are behind us and the light has returned. Performance storyteller David Dale and musician Ian Midgley return to entertain with ‘A Spring Sunrise’ – a bloom of stories, songs and poems to celebrate spring and spring festivals. 16 yrs +
7.30pm till 9.15 with a 15 minute interval. £7.50
The four musicians (Paul Clark, Miles Doubleday, Clayton Jackson, and James Wood) of Elephant In The Room interpret and improvise from a variety of graphic scores- musical scores which have images instead of notes. The scores will be visible to the audience. Pay as you feel, minimum £5 recommended
Halton Mill has a fascinating history, touching on many aspects of local life. A range of speakers will explore its story in the context of the economic and social significance of the Lune mills during the past 200 years. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.