Phew what a busy year it’s been. Since our fantastic festival last September, it’s been a total whirlwind. More incredible music in the Front Room with some welcome returns from some familiar faces, and some new ones. We’ve upgraded to a beautiful barn at the farm, with the brilliantly eccentric Cosmo Sheldrake headlining the first show.
I’ve been on what feels like a marathon run of music related projects. From target-smashing crowdfunding campaigns for Adam Beattie and The Turbans, to a sold out album launch show at Hoxton Hall for Adam, to stints working at two of my favourite festivals (Rollright Fair and Fire in the Mountain), it feels like I have barely stopped.
Front Room Songs is taking its usual summer break, but we’ll be back in October with not one, but two brilliant shows – one at the farm and one in our beautiful front room. We cannot wait!
In the meantime, we’re back at our other favourite festival – the glorious Wilderness Festival in Cornbury Oxfordshire. I’ll be in the Travelling Folk Barn on Thursday 4th August with some Front Room staples and some new faces too. On the line up is the inimitable Gideon Conn, neo-folk-trip-choral-harmony-swing band Snufkin, the gorgeous Dila Vardar and her Odd Beats, festival veterans RSVP Bhangra. Jaz Delorean of Tankus The Henge fame will be rounding off the night with a a host of friends in what promises to be an epic jam session. As always, it’s an honour to be sharing the programming of this stage with legendary East London live music promoter Woodburner Music, Two for Joy and The Local.