Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm
Dive into the musical offerings…
You are cordially invited to this digital hideaway – the perfect place to catch a range of incredible music from our festival friends and family. A veritable pick’n’mix of creative troubadours including Alex Bishop, Amber Dee, Amy Duncan, Broken Bones Matilda, Chloe Foy, Daniel Inzani, Emily Barker, Firewoodisland, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, Isobel Holly, John Elliott, Lo Barnes, Lukas Drinkwater, Merlyn Driver, Mishra, Nuala Honan, Rachael Dadd, Rosie Hood, The Little Unsaid, Tobias Ben Jacob, Toddler & many more will provide the soundtrack for an afternoon and evening of swaying in the sunshine* (we hope).
*sunshine not guaranteed
This video event will be appear here on the website and our YouTube channel on Saturday 13 June at 7.30pm
If you enjoy what you hear, please consider supporting these artists by purchasing their music from the links listed below:
Amy Duncan – a Scottish artist with a heavenly voice. Amy writes emotive songs, combining intimate vocals, guitar, electric upright bass, synths and piano creating a folk-pop sound. We hope you will be able to enjoy Amy’s music live in Corsham in 2021.
Broken Bones Matilda – raw and beautifully anguished, Broken Bones Matilda seduce the listener with their enigmatic hybrid of sound. Remember them on the TASTE Stage in Corsham this time last year? A sound full of raspy vocals and soaring harmonies over well-crafted songs. Keep an eye out for a performance from this duo at The Pound in the not too distant future.
Chloe Foy – what a treat it was to witness Chloe perform live at The Pound as part of Independent Venue Week earlier this year. Chloe’s brand of brand of alternative folk music is sensitive, quiet and introspective, a strikingly beautiful voice and emotionally direct songwriting.
Daniel Inzani – did you catch Daniel perform at The Pound in February with the magical Spindle Ensemble? Fear not, Daniel will return to this neck of the woods very soon with one of his many projects. A composer, pianist/multi-instrumentalist performer and recording engineer/producer based in Bristol.
Emily Barker – you’ve seen Emily in a box, you’ve seen Emily in the auditorium at The Pound. And now you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Emily’s music is a seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences. An exquisite artist with a clear love for music.
Firewoodisland – we had a brilliant time with this Bristol based duo in February alongside Chloe Foy for Independent Venue Week. Fantastically gorgeous, uplifting anthems from Norwegian/Welsh multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Stian Vedøy and Abi Eleri. Their emotive and dynamic vocal harmonies together with the morphing of organic and digital instruments, creates an atmospheric soundscape that is moving yet striking.
Gwilym Bowen Rhys – hailing from the village of Bethel at the foot of mount Snowdon in North West Wales. Gwilym has been singing in his native Welsh language since he can remember and has developed a deep connection with the traditional songs and music of his land. His music is a mix of old and new, bringing to life ancient Welsh lyrics and melodies with his own progressive musical approach, which we hope we will hear live at The Pound before too long.
Isobel Holly – hailing from Bath, and last seen out this way last year during Blue Sky Festival. Holly blends country, folk, country rock and soul perfectly. Holly’s 9-track Debut Album Inflorescence was self-released on Valentine’s Day this year and is a record of story-telling, roaring guitar solos and filled with that absolutely gorgeous voice.
Lo Barnes – we’ve been big fans of Lo since first witnessing her fully-formed, rich and incredibly affecting music at The Pound as part of the TEDxCorsham in 2018, and then again more recently alongside Rozi Plain during Independent Venue Week. Lo creates brooding, hazy, mellow, dreamy music to listen to on an endless loop and to be paired with a stiff drink. And will be back soon, we have no doubt.
Lukas Drinkwater – this fella was very recently spotted in Wiltshire as part of our latest season of Rural Touring as part of the stand out new-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater and also in Folk in a Box with Emily Barker as part of our Blue Sky Festival last year. A musician, compose and producer, Lukas is based in Stroud where he runs Polyphonic Recording with his partner Emily.
Merlyn Driver – a special night with Merlyn in the auditorium in June last year. Merlyn Driver is a musician, writer, artistic director and nature enthusiast focusing mainly on traditional and international musics, and on connections between music and the environment. We’re delighted to welcome Merlyn to the Blue Sky and Beyond line-up.
Mishra – fond memories of our time with this duo and Spindle Ensemble a few months back in February. Kate Griffin and Ford Collier aka Mishra, are a global folk collective who add influences from Indian classical, Americana, and jazz to their roots in U.K folk and produce a sumptuous feast for the ears.
Nuala Honan – delighted to have welcomed Nuala’s unique vibe to The Pound last November alongside an evening with Tiny Ruins. Stark yet beautiful songwriting full of poetic lyrical grace that comes with a big impact. Look our for Nuala’s second album which will be launching later this year.
Rachael Dadd – we had the best time with Rachael and over 100 Primary School children as part of the celebrations during Blue Sky Festival 2019. Rachael’s experimental folk music is full of twists and turns and unexpected treasures. Go check out latest album Flux. Here’s to more magical moments with Rachael in 2021…
Rosie Hood – a folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having learnt folk songs from an early age, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. A classy musician.
The Little Unsaid – another Pound Arts favourite. Having had their first outing in Corsham as part of Blue Sky Festival in 2015, and most recently performing at the arts centre last November. Mesmeric, atmospheric music to leave you totally beguiled. A gorgeous whiplash of delirium and hazy reveries. They’ll be back.
Tobias Ben Jabob – we’ve been a big fan for while. Having performed at The Pound and more recently in Wiltshire villages as part of our latest season of Rural Touring alongside Lukas Drinkwater as part of the stand out new-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater. Tobias is uniquely captivating, inventive and thrilling. Providing spine-tingling moments via intense and spellbinding performances and poetic, emotionally charged lyrics. Keep an eye out for latest release REFUGE, a vibrant new album sharing stories of those at the heart of the global refugee crisis, created in partnership with producer/multi-instrumentalist John Elliott (of The Little Unsaid).
Toddler – Toddler is a Bristol based bassist, singer that blends sweetness and substance in their writing and performance.
Their material is influenced by many genres and artists, from jazz heroes such as Charles Mingus, to alternative contemporaries such as Dirty Projectors and St Vincent.
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