Hove House Concerts: Past Guests
Having played the Royal Albert Hall two nights before, Twelfth Day - Catriona Price and Esther Swift - played Hove House Concerts into December with a selection of traditional, classical and original material. Catriona's one of the finest fiddle players we've ever heard - seriously - and Esther held the audience spellbound with that fantastic, full-sized harp. These girls are going places and we'd urge you to see them whenever and wherever you can. Get more information from the Twelfth Day website.
At the very tail end of summer 2017, Louise Jordan gave us something quite different - an up close and personal performance of her stage show, No Petticoats Here, which tells the stories of individual women who made their mark in the First World War. Using their own words, sound effects, acoustic guitar, piano and snare drum, Louise wove a tale of bravery, determination, old-fashioned derrying-do and equally old-fashioned prejudice. It was a spellbinding evening. Find out more on Louise Jordan's website.
A great evening with one of Scotland's finest singer-songwriters. Fraser showcased his own original compositions alongside classics like The Road to Dundee and Loch Lomond. Some lovely - and very funny - stories, fine playing, our first banjo (the one instrument apart from the tambourine that doesn't need amplification) and great time had by all. Fraser Nimmo's website.
Gilmore & Roberts
At the tail end of 2015, we welcomed back David Hughes - Essex' finest and most original singer songwriter - to our front room near you. Our front room in fact. Described by Q Magazine as "Dry as tinder" and "More observant than Jodrell Bank", David's songs are by turns witty, caustic and moving. He writes about girls, football, folk music, girls, Maldon, girls, boats, pubs and girls. David Hughes' website.
Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock
What a night we had with Huw and Maartin. Huw's one of our favourite songwriters, both for his work with Tony Williams, the BBC and the songs he's provided for Fairport Convention over the years. Maartin is one of the world's top multi-instrumentalists with credits that include Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull and most recently Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). Great songs, great stories. Huw and Maartin's website.