Thursday, 15 November 2018

Gaelic harmonies to enchant you

A BUSY seven days at Cornerstone begins tonight (Friday) with a gig by Celtic roots group

A BUSY seven days at Cornerstone begins tonight (Friday) with a gig by Celtic roots group The Poozies.

The all–woman band will be at the Didcot venue from 8pm displaying the passion of Sally Barker’s voice, reinforced by her rock solid guitar.

Many may have seen Sally as Tom Jones’s finalist on BBC 1’s The Voice UK 2014. She is joined by Eilidh Shaw on fiddle, Mairearad Green on accordion and Mary Macmaster on electro harp, with all four voices combining in heart–wrenching harmony.

Peter French brings his sell–out London show A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night to Cornerstone tomorrow at 8pm.

He will perform songs from the great American songbook made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, followed by a performance of Harry Nilsson’s iconic 1973 album, which lends its name to the show.

The Furrow Collective  are hailed as the next big thing in folk and will be at Cornerstone on Thursday at 8pm.

Nominated for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the collective brings together four of the finest award–winning musicians on the UK folk scene.

Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts delve into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest.

Each airs lesser–known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies.

Later in the month on Friday, April, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman and to the feast of folk on offer.

After a break from performing of almost a decade to bring up their twin daughters, they returned in spectacular style with their critically acclaimed album Hidden People.

They won BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo award in 2013 and will perform their own mix of traditional, self–penned songs and covers, with Kathryn on vocals, piano and woodwind and Sean on guitar.

For more information and to book tickets go to www.cornerstone– or call 01235 515144.

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