Saturday 18 June
during the day
Busk It! Invades the Food Festival
Throughout the day, watch out for pop-up performances in the Square and Market Street from local favourites The Wee Free Men, The Woodmen and Etchechuria.
Saturday 18 June
8pm to 11pm
A delicious three course musical meal
A tasty starter will be provided by singer/songwriter Ryn, whose dynamic live performances include sensitive soaring songs and downright raucous blues.
This will be followed by a tantalising main course of Kirtonian Cowpunk bluegrass, complete with a bluesy voodoo side salad and a dash of hoedown sauce, courtesy of The Yellabellies.
Dessert comes in the shape of Dakar Audio Club, and their uplifting mix of traditional Malian Blues, Soukouss, Highlife and Reggae which is inspired by the sweet sounds you would hear on a crackly transistor radio walking the streets of Dakar, Lagos or Banjul. This exclusive, one-off menu will run from 8pm-11pm.
Sunday 19 June
12 noon to 3pm
Mood music to munch to
The Moon Jazz & Blues Club House Band is very pleased to be playing for you at this year’s Big Sunday Lunch. Aiding your digestion will be Tony Plato (drums), Richie Cooke (congers), Marcus Vergette (double bass), Stuart Toms and Alistair Toms (guitar), Hayley Gregory and Philip Robinson (alto sax), Jess Laver (vocals) and Andrew Vaccari (trumpet). With special guest appearances from young jammers – as we always like to provide a platform for up and coming players.
The Moon Jazz & Blues Club is on the third Thursday of the month (except August). Full details can be found on www.vaccari.co.uk
A five piece Afro-fusion band who play uplifting, heartfelt songs in Bambara, Wolof, French and English. The band is formed around husband and wife songwriters, Nick and Fatou. Their sound is a mix of traditional Malian Blues, Soukouss, Highlife and Reggae and is inspired by the sounds you would hear on a crackly transistor radio walking the streets of Dakar, Lagos or Banjul.
Ryn writes melodically interesting, heartfelt songs designed to make people think. She chooses chord progressions which would typically appear in classical or jazz music, as she believes they are a wonderful way of engaging the listener emotionally. Ryn’s dynamic live performances include sensitive soaring songs and downright raucous blues, and her influences include artists as diverse as Ane Brun, Ben Howard, Ani DiFranco, Alanis Morissette, Imogen Heap, Billie Holiday, and Regina Spektor. In Ryn’s own words… “If I can make one person have a thought that makes their life more interesting, bigger, or more loving, then I have done a good thing with my day.”
Kirtonian Cowpunk with a dash of bluesy voodoo … consummate yeehaa exponents, Russ Frampton, Tony Plato and Paul Bateman present a slew of songs and tunes that‘ll make ya wanna do the hoedown! Guaranteed to take you to that place where a man’s only friend is his old trusty pinto and everyone has a rusty star.