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forest of fools + Horo Quintet + DJ Sacha Dieu
June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm£7
Daring to step outside of the established traditions of folk music and pioneering a sound that can only be described as “Jump-up Folk”, we have something here we think will excite you and your audience alike.
With influences ranging from Folk, Jazz and World Music to Funk, Drum & Bass and perhaps even a touch of the Classical; forest of fool‘s music is spliced with cunning arrangements and intricate melodies. It’s a formula that can’t fail to move you.
Just listen to what’s being whispered in the woodlands:
“forest of fools – more than just good, a genre defining band. These guys are really fresh….fat drumlines, truly funked-up, sousaphone-driven bass, overlaid with high-energy English folk riffs….Jump-up Folk. Highlight of our Summer Festival.” – Pony, Small World Festivals
Horo Quintet are a group of musicians who love Balkan and folk tunes and compositions from all over the world, especially Eastern Europe, Ireland, Britain, China, Japan and Africa. They develop and play original compositions and traditional tunes. The band is Will Glenn (fiddle), Jordan Smart (flute, saxophones), Pete O’Brien (accordion), Alex Elliot (percussion and drums), and Nick Smart (guitar and mandola).
Based in London, Sacha Dieu has been DJing professionally since the late 90s. Sacha plays many genres and styles (From 1920s Jazz to Rhythm and Blues to the latest remixes, obscurities from around the world to well known classics). Sacha adapts his sets for each new occasion. However, he is reputed for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Balkan Gypsy Music and Global Beats DJing in the UK!
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm