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Woodburner All Day Festival
June 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - June 19, 2016 @ 2:00 am£7 – £8
Woodburner carries the torch for live acoustic music in East London. Best-known for their weekly nights, which attract 100s of people every week in Summer, their events showcase top quality music in beautiful and atmospheric venues.
They also have a long history of programming at weekend festivals, programming stages at Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festival, Fire in the Mountain, Cock and Bull, and smaller local events such as Hidden Rivers Festival and Hackney Summer Fair. They believe that diversity is the key to amazing music events, and their musical ethos is about showcasing the very best musicianship which draws from roots music around the world.
We are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a whole day of music at the Magic Garden! Here’s the lineup, set times, and lots more info:
14:00 – 15:00 58 Degrees North
15:15 – 16:00 Theo Bard
16:30 – 17:30 Toytown Hustle
18:00 – 19:00 John Blood
19:30 – 20:30 The Nightjar
21:00 – 22:00 Faith I Branko
2230- 2330 Jaz Delorean and the Eureka Movement
23:30 – 02:00 Gentle Mystics Soundsystem
Jaz Delorean and the Eureka Movement is a solo project of the exuberant frontman from the irresistible Tankus the Henge – if you can really call it that. Hilarious, engaging songs with ragtime piano and full-blooded New-Orleans horn section in full attendance. Prepare to get your groove on as they take you several levels beyond the stratosphere.
58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK´s most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK´s finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front. Leader Alastair Caplin is the fiery fiddler from Woodburner favourites The Langan Band.
After many evenings spent learning each other’s playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels.
A leading figure in the East London music scene, Theo Bard is a skilled lyricist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, violin, bass), with intelligent lyrics and a deft ear for melody. His songs celebrate love, friendships and good times, the thrills and spills of busking in London’s markets, and his legendary Woodburner music nights in Hackney.
Always delivered in the direct and frank narrative style that marks him out as an exceptional songwriter, his songs are borne of a lifetime steeped in music and song. He played violin from the age of four, spent his childhood singing round campfires at Forest School Camps, and honed his craft busking in London’s busy markets.
Branko is self-taught and was given his first violin by his grandfather – a great Romani singer. His violin was a way out of the extreme problems that he lived through and he created his own music, combining sounds of jazz and classical music with his Roma traditions. Faith trained as a classical pianist and studied music at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The two met in 2009 in the small Romani village of Grabovica whilst Faith was searching for a violinist. They communicated through music alone – not having a shared language – and composed and combined their feelings through sound. Their mutual respect soon turned into love and they soon were married and dreaming of their musical future together as Faith i Branko!
Nominally, The Nightjar are an experimental folk band, having roots in various traditional musics. Their sound has developed to include close three-part harmonies, interlocking sparse guitars, field recordings and electronics. The intensity of lead singer Mo Kirby’s vocals takes the listener into a dreamlike world that is often eerie and haunting. With Mo Kirby are Pete Thomas on guitar, electronics and vocals, Sarah Ricketts on double bass and vocals and Jez Anderson on guitar and vocals.
Experimental folk grooves from Kai Carter and his band of musical genuises. Toytown Hustle are a true collaboration exploring some deep percussive textures and melodic clarinet styles.
John Blood And The Highlys will be joining us for some reggae-roots goodness! “I born in England, grew up in Trinidad in a house full of music. Plenty singing used to take place everyday, and more so when we go Church on Sunday.. Now I in London, living as a musician. Through the highs and the lows of life, music has been there with me. Now I have to give back to music whatever I can.. Where de name come from? Well John is from ‘John Doe’, Blood is what we all have in common, so yuh see what I sayin… Izza ‘One’ ting, Izza love… I have some friends with me and we making music for all, to inspire, to heal, to dance, to educate, to enjoy, to share, to love.. And with love, we taking the music as far as possible. Bless”
The inimitable Harky AKA Gentle Mystics Soundsystem brings his unique vibe and huge selection of tunes, covering almost every genre under the sun!
Music starts from 2pm, entry is free before 8pm and £7 after
We are open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm