Folk on the Stairs: how many musicians does it take to fill a staircase?

Folk on the Stairs is a fab local project by musician Jim Chorley, a long-term friend of The Art House.

In October, Jani and Bik headed over to Jim and Lorna’s colourful house to squish all 5 band members of their band, The Shimmering Bees onto the staircase and film the band playing two songs back to back, in cosy circumstances.

As musicians, it’s inspirational both to share our music in unusual ways, and an extra bonus was a chance to catch up with Jim and Lorna and share ideas about what we’re all up to.

Over a cuppa, we compared creative equipment addictions (Lorna – sewing machines, Bik – electronic music gadgets) and caught up on some local gossip, before taking to the staircase to play.

The songs are ‘Five Bells’ and ‘Romanian Romp’ – both by the band’s fiddle player Chris Townsend.

The result was this:


Check out the Folk on the Stairs channel for some of the best local music, on Jim and Lorna’s staircase.

About arthousesouthampton

The Art House is a not-for-profit café, gallery and arts venue in the centre of Southampton. We are a place you can meet new people, meet up with friends or just come in by yourself. Our licensed café offers delicious organic lunches, Fairtrade tea and homemade cake. We also have a busy programme of events, workshops, and art exhibitions, a clothing and crafts boutique and lots more. Most of our crew are volunteers and you might even want to apply to join them. Come along and enjoy our unique, community run space.
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