This weekend (11 & 12 Nov 2022) at The Art House
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Friday 11 November, doors 7.30pm
Widescreen music in the dark with P
olly Perry on voice & theremin, Seb Hunter on guitars & voice and Steve Gibson on piano, drums. Lively experimental pop, this promises to be an uplifting night of energetic, effervescent sounds.
“Arty, open-ended, diatonic, spacious, very reverberant… a sort of wistful chamber-improv-Anglorum.” – Independent on Sunday
Saturday 12 November, doors 7.30pm
Emily Portman & Rob Harbron
Emily Portman (folk singer / concertina / banjo) and Rob Habron release their album “Time Was Away” this weekend and we’re delighted to welcome them for a
Emily Portman is an award-winning singer, songwriter, banjo and concertina player, with a passion for folk music. As a songwriter Emily is best known for her ability to conjure darkly surreal netherworlds where folklore and fairytale collide with urban landscapes. She tours widely, currently with new duo partner Rob Harbron and traditional song band The Furrow Collective, who were awarded ‘Best Band’ in the 2017 BBC Folk awards. Emily was awarded a BBC Folk award for Best Original Song for her Greek myth-inspired lullaby ‘Hatchlings’ and nominated for ‘Best Singer’ in the 2016 folk awards.
Rob Harbron is a uniquely skilled player of the English concertina, described by The Guardian as a ‘concertina wizard’ and renowned for his highly individual and harmonic style of playing. He is a member of Leveret (alongside Sam Sweeney and Andy Cutting), with whom he has toured extensively and released four landmark albums.
“EMILY PORTMAN IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST MAGICAL CONTRIBUTORS TO THE FOLK SCENE” FOR FOLK’S SAKE