Video available to stream until 31 July.
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 Amber Dee, Amy Duncan, Broken Bones Matilda, Chloe Foy, Daniel Inzani, Emily Barker, Firewoodisland, Gwilym Bowen Rhys, John Elliott, Lady Nade, Lo Barnes, Lukas Drinkwater, Merlyn Driver, Mishra, Nuala Honan, Rachael Dadd, Rosie Hood, Rozi Plain, The Little Unsaid, Three Cane Whale, Tiny Ruins, Tobias Ben Jacob, Toddler & more will provide the soundtrack for an afternoon and evening of swaying in the sunshine* (we hope).
*sunshine not guaranteed
A ginormous thank you to all the artists for providing this magical moment. You are truly the best.
These are unprecedented times. We would ask you to support these brilliant artists by purchasing music and merchandise directly from their websites…
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.
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.
Lady Nade – open hearted and hard to forget. Bristolian Singer-songstress Lady Nade has a tender, powerful, velveteen voice, and a knack for creating memorable melodies, using authentic and powerful narratives. Filling your heart with words and music that nourish both body and soul.
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.
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.
Rozi Plain – what a start to the year we had. What a boost. Rozi brought musical magic to The Pound in January as part of Independent Venue Week, it was pure joy all night long. Complex and vibrant, Rozi’s music is an invigorating and engaging ride.
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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