Join us for an evening of Folk Music in a beauitful outdoor Amphitheatre
Outlandish Nights Presents Mikey Kenney & Stuart Graham and Young Waters:
Come and gather for an evening of Folk music with Mikey Kenney & Stuart Graham and Young Waters, in the Boiling Wells outdoor Amphitheatre. The event is bring your own booze (corkage included in ticket price). We will be serving delicious wood fired pizzas on the night.
MIKEY KENNEY & STUART GRAHAM:
Mikey Kenney is a fiddle player and balladeer from Liverpool, whose playing is steeped in both English and Irish traditional music. A well travelled musician and a member of the Band of Burns, he has also worked with the likes of Vinicio Capossela (Italy), Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, Victor Herrero (Spain) & Josephine Foster (USA). He is an accomplished recording artist and producer, with his last two solo albums ‘the Reverie Road’ and ‘the Counsel of Owls’ both being rated 5/5 by fRoots magazine.
Stuart Graham is an Irish Bouzouki player and singer based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. At home accompanying an assortment of styles and genres, he’s become a go-to accompanist on the Leeds traditional scene. His most recent projects include work with Des Hurley of the Irish Arts Foundation, ‘Exploring The Musical Traditions of County Leitrim & County Fermanagh’. Stuart’s regular outfits include Root & Branch and the Wanton String Band, both of which allow his versatility and style to shine.
This collaborative performance sees Kenney and Graham come together to perform traditional fiddle music from their historic home counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as Mikey's original songs.
Haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm and twisted folk from rising stars.
“Energetic, original … excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material … extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016.”
- Bath Folk Festival
Young Water’s (previously Snufkin) twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate, weaving melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. This young band are set to make a big impact in 2017.
They burst onto the London / Bristol folk scene in 2015 and have been making a name for themselves with their live album, ‘Live from The Fayre’ (recorded live at Rollright Fayre). Following a host of festival appearances in 2016 (including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Boomtown and Smugglers) they have built a strong following. They rounded off the summer by winning Bath Folk Festival’s New Shoots competition, earning themselves a recording session at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios and a prestigious headline slot at the 2017 Bath Folk Festival.
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