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Jan
19
Sat
2019
Saskia @ ACE Space
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Saskia

Saskia describes her songs as “a little too meaningful to be pop, and a little too contemporary to be folk”.  What we know is ACE Spacers who saw her supporting the Jaywalkers loved her music and we immediately booked her, along with her band, for this headline slot.
Saskia is a 26 year old independent English singer songwriter from London who tours the folk and acoustic scene year round. Frequently compared to Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy for her pure, clear voice and nu-folk style repertoire, her music blends the classical simplicity of folks songs with contemporary moods, melodies and meaning.
Previously one of the worlds youngest Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapists with a practice on Harley Street London, in 2014 she left it all behind to pursue a career in music. She has since had three releases, run three successful crowdfunding campaigns and won a substantial arts council grant to tour her debut album Gentle Heart (2016).

Saskia’s website

+ Jon Wilks

Jon Wilks is a music journalist, guitarist and singer of traditional folk songs. While he’s perhaps better known for his guitar skills and his work on the Grizzly Folk website, his live shows are an amusing mix of folk song performance and conversation, throwing in tidbits of weird and wonderful information about the original singers and collectors that he has come across during his journalistic research.

The folk music press had these lovely things to say about his debut album, Songs from the Attic…

  • “His love for folk music manifests itself throughout this lovely album.” – Folk Radio UK
  • “Songs From the Attic is a genuine, carefully considered album which is made with a lot of heart. It deserves to be noticed.” – Bright Young Folk

Jon Wilks website

Tickets: £12 (£10 Early Bird – by 5 January or when limited tickets have been sold if earlier)

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music with no booking fee or click here to buy tickets from wegottickets

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The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats.

N.B. Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£2 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

8pm start  (Doors open: 7.30pm)

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Faustus @ St Lawrence's Church, Hungerford
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Benji, Saul and Paul return to give you their unique take on English folk music.

Faustus us a English tradition folk trio, nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, featuring three of the leading lights of their generation of folk artists: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

‘Death and Other Animals’ received the 2017 German Critics Award (Schallplatenkritik Bestenliste) in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter/World Music category. It has received at 2018 nomination for the Maltzhaus Plauen Music Music Prize.

Faustus have been touring with The Tranports, a revival and reworking of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera, which has received stunning reviews and five stars from the Guardian. They are working alongside the University of Exeter on a collection of 19th century texts from the Lancashire Cotton Famine, one of their musical settings having recently featured on BBC Radio 4.

’One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands.’ **** The Guardian