on Saturday 25th November. The event starts at 19:30.
Cuculi Presents an evening with acclaimed Irish singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Warnock at The Orchard on Sat 25 Nov as part of a UK tour celebrating the release of his latest album ‘Le Solas Faoithine’ (‘By Dusklight’). Previously nominated for BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year, he’ll be joined by musicians Archie Churchill-Moss and Toby Shaer. With support from Josh Bowker and Lizi Morse's new a cappela duo.
We expect this show to sell out, so we strongly recommend buying tickets in advance from our three tiers: general release (£11); low income (£8); community supporter (£15). Having multiple ticket tiers makes the event accessible to people on different incomes while still making sure the artists take home a decent wage. Please consider which tier is most affordable for you - the low income option is capped, but talk to us if we've sold out of that option and a higher tier is not accessible for you.
Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from Maghera, Co. Derry.
Throughout his career Jack has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and in groups such as TRODA, Cóiriú and The Doc Flock. He has performed at events, festivals, and venues across the world.
In recent years Jack has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award, won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and received the ‘Young Musician’s Platform’ award from ACNI and BBC NI.
Absorbing music from an early age and playing piano from the age of seven, Jack’s love of trad would really blossom when he picked up the guitar in his teens. He quickly fell in love with the tunes and songs that seemed to surround him, and that was that - his calling was clear. His guitar style has been guided and influenced by many greats, including John Doyle, Tim Edey, Ed Boyd, Tony McManus and Seamie O’Dowd, to name but a few.
An avid Gaeilgeoir, Jack performs songs in both Irish and English. His compositions and selections are steeped in storytelling, as he embraces the lineage of folk music in its truest form.
Nine years have passed since his debut EP, so it’s fair to say his debut album Le Solas Faoithine has been a long-time coming. The name Le Solas Faoithine (translating as By Dusklight) was the product of new routines brought on by lockdowns.
After (what seemed like) endless days spent staring at a screen, Jack would religiously take a walk to watch the light fade in Mid-Ulster. Inspired by his surroundings, dusk would be the start of a new working day as he delved into creative work late into the night. From here Le Solas Faoithine grew.
Unsurprisingly, the album is a masterwork of thought, consideration, and beautiful curation. Recorded and produced by himself and Dónal O’Connor, Le Solas Faoithine features contributions from Toby Shaer, Archie Churchill-Moss, and Conor Mallon, and can comfortably sit alongside any traditional Irish debut release of recent times. A masterclass.
Le Solas Faoithine is available now.
BOWKER & MORSE
Both veterans of the South West folk scene in their own right, longtime friends Lizi Morse and Josh Bowker have finally combined their talents to produce something at once comfortingly familiar and intriguingly new. With subjects ranging from flowers to social justice, their self-penned lyrics frame the old things in new ways, and the perfectly complementary vocals create something soaring and beautiful. With a repertoire including old favourites as well as what will soon be new favourites, this duo is one to keep your eyes - and ears - on.
Cuculi Records joins a growing number of DIY labels based in Bristol, UK. It’s a collective effort imagined by songwriters and musicians as a space to cultivate our own sound and release it independently. We’re honoured to be sharing the emerging projects dreamed into being by friends from our community, with a focus on alt-folk, poetry, ambient and contemporary classical forms – as well as beautiful sounds that don’t have a name yet. Cuculi Presents is an opportunity to hear some of our artists live, alongside some of the most exciting musicians from around the UK.