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6/18/2019

New Programme 2019/20


Friday 11th October Paspatou – World Music
Friday 1st November Jonny Kerry Quartet
Friday 6th December Three of the Best
Friday 3rd January Trois Pas d'Ici
Friday 7th February One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian
Friday 6th March The Shackleton Trio
Friday 3rd April Idumea – International string quartet
Friday 8th May Minima - Silent Film & Live Music


Friday 11th October Paspatou – World Music

Paspatou create a unique and eclectic world music mix on a dazzling array of instruments, including fiddle, bouzouki, flutes, keyboards, whistles, saxes, drums and weird pieces of kitchen plumbing. They fuse traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, and Ireland ranging from the eccentric beats of Balkan dance music to sinuous Irish airs and Indian ragas. The 4-piece band are festival regulars and have played at Glastonbury and Stamford's Riverside Festival. Graham Dale on flutes, sax, keyboards, homemade blowing things,Graham Starkie on mandola, bass, Miriam Forbes on violin, and Jay Goldmark on guitar, bass and drums.


Friday 1st November Jonny Kerry Quartet

The Jonny Kerry Quartet is an acoustic ensemble inspired by Gypsy Jazz, New Musette, Classical and Tango music. The quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. The Quartet is led by accordionist Jonny Kerry and completed with guitarists Harry Diplock, Ducato Piotrowski & Mike Green on double bass. The band is made up of some of the UK's top musicians in the genre who have performed at hundreds of events throughout the UK.



Friday 6th December Three of the Best

A concert with three great local professional musicians – Harpist Eleanor Turner, soprano Caroline Trutz and clasical guitarist Steve Bean. They will each perform a sparkling mix from Hildegard de Bingham to Lady Gaga and living classical composers. Ellie has performed classical harp worldwide but is also a member of the folk band Ranagri, a leading expert on contemporary harp music, a composer and producer. Caroline has performed many of the classic operatic roles across the UK and France. She is also on the music staff of Nottingham University as well as conductor of Rutland Choral Society. Steve plays much of the classical guitar repertoire but also plays flamenco and popular pieces by The Beatles and Queen.



Friday 3rd January Trois Pas d'Ici

Our annual New Year French dance introduces a great new trio from France in one of the country's oldest public ballrooms. Trois Pas d'Ici is three young women playing wonderful traditional music from Poitou, as well as the Auvergne and Sweden. With two driving fiddles and diatonic accordion, they produce some great dance music including couple and circle dances such as bourées, mazurka, scottish, valse, etc. And to top it all they also sing in harmony for dancing. As they say “hear our strings (vocal and steel), bellows, keys and bow.” with Nina Lachia and Marie Peyrat both on violin and Lucile Marsac on diatonic accordion, as well as voices and bellows.
at Stamford Arts Centre . £10 Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
19:30 Workshop. 20:30 pm Bal



Friday 7th February One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian

One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian is a unique collaboration between jazz-cellist and singer/songwriter Rupert Gillett and soprano saxophonist, melodeon player and singer/songwriter Jennifer El Gammal. They delve into jazz, rock, folk, pop and more using only a cello, soprano sax and voice, while at the same time singing songs about robots, space invaders, bogey men and other serious issues of the day.

Rupert regularly performs in a number of ensembles such as Dai & the Ramblers (Ace Records), She'Koyokh, The London Klezmer Quartet and many more. Jennifer's musical projects include the modern jazz trio Uživati and the unique folk band Virevoltes, featuring melodeon, celtic harp and percussion.


Friday 6th March The Shackleton Trio

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).


Friday 3rd April Idumea

Idumea is an international string quartet specializing in traditional Appalachian folk music played with a chamber music aesthetic influenced by minimalism. Mix fabulous string playing with beautiful harmonized singing and the result is a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic. Blending tradition, experimentation, and sheer nonsense in roughly equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstruct Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influencxes from Minimalism and experimental music. The Idumea Quartet is: Jane Rothfield and Ewan Macdonald on fiddle, Becka Wolfe on viola, Nathan Bontrager on cello.



Friday 8th May Minima - Silent Film & Live Music

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920) (U)

Acclaimed instrumentalists Minima perform a spine-tingling live soundtrack to the strange and thrilling 1920 German silent psychological horror classic for its 100th anniversary. A mysterious carnival hypnotist unleashes a sinister sleep-walker to do his wicked bidding. Made in the aftermath of the First World War, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the quintessential German Expressionist film masterpiece. Robert Wiene’s distorted sets, sinister shadows and unnerving characters creating a paranoid, unreal world at a time of despair throughout Europe. Drums, bass, guitar, cello, double bass, synthesiser and dulcimer stalk the film, complementing the film’s unsettling experience of mistrust and madness.


5/07/2019

Midsummer European Dance Weekend - June 14/15



Friday June 14th - Blowzabella

Returning to one of their favourite venues this amazing band play driving European dance music with their unique and much loved wall of sound. They are now in their 41st year and legends in their own life time. Their music mixes bagpipes, hurdy gurdy, accordion, violin, voices, bass and saxes and whilst firmly based in traditional music is mostly self penned material. Blowzabella will be supported by a short set from Anna Pack (accordion) and Ravi Sawney (fiddle).

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8pm – 11pm

£15 (£9 for under 21)

Box Office: 01780 76320


Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL

Saturday June 15th - Anna Pack and Ravi Sawney

11am Dance workshop. £5
1 pm Bring and share lunch
2 pm Musicians workshop £5
5 pm Session
6 pm Meal – vegan 2-course £5
8 pm Bal with Anna Pack and Ravi Sawney £10

Booking: 01780 720 521 adam@susted.org.uk
Northwick Arms, High Street, Ketton,
Stamford PE9 3TA
An evening meal can also be booked at the Northwick Arms 01780 720 238

Anna (diatonic button accordion) and Ravi (fiddle and nyckelharpa) will lead the workshops and bal. They play a varied repertoire of popular folk dance music from across France, ranging from traditional dance tunes to more recent compositions, and also extending into Scandinavia. From the subtle harmonies of an Auvergne mazurka to the driving rhythms of an Avant-Deux, their music will keep you on the dance floor!

Further details of free camping and accommodation on kettonshowtime.blogspot.com



Programme 2019-20


Ketton Showtime
Programme 2019-20

At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA
8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238




Friday 6th September Trio Durand Millet Raillard

These are a group of young French musicians (bagpipes, violin, guitar) from Morvan region. They mainly explore a repertoire of traditional music from Central France from which they create modern, dynamic and original arrangements. Their repertoire comes mainly from traditional music of their home region of Morvan – Auxois.


Friday 11th October Paspatou – World Music

Paspatou create a unique and eclectic world music mix on a dazzling array of instruments, including fiddle, bouzouki, flutes, keyboards, whistles, saxes, drums and weird pieces of kitchen plumbing. They fuse traditional music from Eastern Europe, India, and Ireland ranging from the eccentric beats of Balkan dance music to sinuous Irish airs and Indian ragas. The 4-piece band are festival regulars and have played at Glastonbury and Stamford's Riverside Festival. Graham Dale on flutes, sax, keyboards, homemade blowing things,Graham Starkie on mandola, bass, Miriam Forbes on violin, and Jay Goldmark on guitar, bass and drums.

Friday 1st November Jonny Kerry Quartet

The Jonny Kerry Quartet is an acoustic ensemble inspired by Gypsy Jazz, New Musette, Classical and Tango music. The quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. The Quartet is led by accordionist Jonny Kerry and completed with guitarists Harry Diplock, Ducato Piotrowski & Mike Green on double bass. The band is made up of some of the UK's top musicians in the genre who have performed at hundreds of events throughout the UK.


Friday 6th December Steve Bean and two poets

This concert includes classical guitarist Steve Bean and two local poets. Steve Bean is a professional classical guitarist. His playing style is predominantly classical with a Flamenco influence, and he continues to learn and develop all aspects of his craft, incorporating classical with traditional Spanish and Mexican styles. His repertoire is varied and encompasses compositions by artists as wide-ranging as Vivaldi and John Williams to more popular pieces by The Beatles, Queen and Lady Gaga.



Friday 3rd January Trois Pas d'Ici

Our annual New Year French dance introduces a great new trio from France in one of the country's oldest public ballrooms. Trois Pas d'Ici is three young women playing wonderful traditional music from Poitou, as well as the Auvergne and Sweden. With two driving fiddles and diatonic accordion, they produce some great dance music including couple and circle dances such as bourées, mazurka, scottish, valse, etc. And to top it all they also sing in harmony for dancing. As they say “hear our strings (vocal and steel), bellows, keys and bow.” with Nina Lachia and Marie Peyrat both on violin and Lucile Marsac on diatonic accordion, as well as voices and bellows. 

at Stamford Arts Centre
£10 (£8 Conc.) Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
19:30 Workshop. 20:30 pm Bal

https://soundcloud.com/3pdc

Friday 7th February One Voice, One Cello and a Mad Belgian

One Voice, One Cello & A Mad Belgian is a unique collaboration between jazz-cellist and singer/songwriter Rupert Gillett and soprano saxophonist, melodeon player and singer/songwriter Jennifer El Gammal. They delve into jazz, rock, folk, pop and more using only a cello, soprano sax and voice, while at the same time singing songs about robots, space invaders, bogey men and other serious issues of the day.

Rupert was a featured artist at the prestigious New Directions Cello Festival in Cologne, Germany. He also regularly performs in a number of ensembles such as Dai & the Ramblers (Ace Records), She'Koyokh, The London Klezmer Quartet and many more. Jennifer's musical projects include the modern jazz trio Uživati and the unique folk band Virevoltes, featuring melodeon, celtic harp and percussion.


Friday 6th March The Shackleton Trio

A highly original and energetic musical force just as likely to move you to tears as to move you to your feet. Frequently referred to as one of the hardest working bands on the scene, The Shackleton Trio is gaining significant UK and International exposure, becoming an in demand name on the folk circuit. 2018 saw plays on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 Folk Show, an appearance on Cambridge Folk Festival's main stage alongside a host of UK and European festivals and international tours. The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin).

Friday 3rd April Idumea 

Idumea is an international string quartet specializing in traditional Appalachian folk music played with a chamber music aesthetic influenced by minimalism. Mix fabulous string playing with beautiful harmonized singing and the result is a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic. Blending tradition, experimentation, and sheer nonsense in roughly equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstruct Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influencxes from Minimalism and experimental music.

The Idumea Quartet is: Jane Rothfield and Ewan Macdonald on fiddle, Becka Wolfe on viola, Nathan Bontrager on cello.



3/10/2019

The Norfolk Broads - Apr 5


Friday 5th April
Norfolk Broads
four-piece female acapella group



The Norfolk Broads are a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing folk songs about love, despair and dastardly boyfriends. They are drawn to traditional British and American songs that tell a story, and the people and emotions at the centre of those stories. From dark tales of murder and seduction, to ballads of love and hope, the Broads take these stories and reimagine them, their tight four-part harmonies bringing life back to long quiet words. The stories of women and their lives are a constant source of inspiration, and the Broads enjoy exploring this female side to the folk world.

"Young female quartet the Norfolk Broads are strong storytellers...Their close harmonies brought a witty feminist take to a well-curated set of tales of impotence, greedy landlords, and the joys of a single life." The Guardian

www.norfolkbroadsmusic.co.uk/music

At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA
8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal deal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238

https://kettonshowtime.blogspot.com

2/11/2019

She'Koyokh - Fri 8 March


Friday 8th March
She'Koyokh
Klezmer and Balkan music band


Named Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan music band, She’Koyokh has spent the last decade exploring the rich and diverse folk music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The result is an expertly crafted extravaganza reflecting their origins and travels from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The five-piece band includes a classically trained violinist and clarinettist, a Serbian accordionist, an American mandolin player, a Greek percussionist and a remarkable young Turkish singer.

8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238



Local Accommodation and Camping


List of local accommodation and camping

Stamford Tourist Information

Airbandb - 20+ places/rooms for under £80/night.

Pub accommodation
Green Man
29 Scotgate, Stamford PE9 2YQ
01780 753598

Coach House Inn
3 Stamford Rd, South Luffenham, Oakham LE15 8NT
01780 720866

Collyweston Slater
87 Main Street, Collyweston, Stamford PE9 3PQ
01780 444288

Low price accommodation
Redwings Lodge
Glaston Rd, Morcott, Uppingham LE15 9DL
01572 748787

Camping

Cuckoo Farm Campsite
Stamford Road, Ketton, Oakham, Rutland, England, PE9 3UU
01780 722009

Rutland Water camping
Armley Lodge Farm, Hambleton, Rutland, LE15 8TH
07538 413670

1/20/2019

Ranagri - Fri 1st Feb


Friday 1st February
Ranagri
Celtic folk and contemporary songs


Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The band mainly write their own music with echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds. They have recently been joined by Stamford's own Eleanor Turner, internationally acclaimed concert harpist.
www.ranagri.com



8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238



12/10/2018

Jan 4 - Salmanazar


Friday 4th January Salmanazar at Stamford Arts Centre


£9 (£7 conc.) Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
7.30 pm Workshop. 8.30 pm Bal

Cédric Martin, tireless virtuoso of the diatonic accordeon, is returning again to Stamford Arts Centre by popular demand for the 10th year. His annual visit to England has become an eagerly anticipated New Year fixture. This new trio of experienced musicians play very danceable and traditional French music exploring the roots of their respective instruments and giving them a new lively dimension - just the thing to lift the spirits and move the limbs into the New Year! The band includes some of the best traditional musicians in France. Everyone welcome, with or without partners, as beginners will be given a gentle introduction to the simple social and couple dances, and experienced dance partners will always be on hand.

Cedric Martin on diatonic accordion, Philippe Laussine on electric hurdy-gurdy and Sebastien Benoît on large and small bagpipes and whistles.


11/09/2018

Dec


Ketton Showtime

Friday 7th December
FB Pocket Orchestra
hot jazz, blues and ragtime

The FB Pocket Orchestra will give us a highly entertaining evening of music, wittily and informatively presented, and featuring some excellent singing and musicianship. They are a 3-piece band who are reminiscent of many genres of music, ranging from New Orleans jazz to Palm Court style music. Their confident and vibrant music perfectly captures all elements of the 20s and the 30s taking us back to the age of hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances.



At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA
8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal deal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238

10/29/2018

Iyatra Quartet - Nov 2


Friday 2nd November - Iyatra Quartet

Roots + Jazz + Classical quartet

Iyatra Quartet are a professional group of young musicians comprising of violins, cellos, clarinets and percussionists who create original music based on sounds and tunes heard from around the world. They are described as one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment. The London-based quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD, Songlines Encounters Festival, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival. The group embraces a sense of journey in every performance, bringing a classical sensibility to a jazz like approach. Their debut album received as a 5-star album choice by fRoots magazine.  

Alice Barron on violin, Rich Phillips on cello, Will Roberts on percussion and George Sleightholme on bass clarinet.


At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA
8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 (children free) – bookings from 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal deal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238



9/20/2018

Dai and the Ramblers - Oct 5



Ketton Showtime
Northwick Arms, Ketton kettonshowtime.blogspot.com

Friday 5th October
Dai and the Rambler

Rootsy American styles Cajun, blues, folk and gospel



Dai and The Ramblers are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from London's roots music scene over the last few years, and play in a style that joins the dots between Cajun, folk and blues music. In 2014, they recorded their Cajun-inspired album Duw Duw with Grammy award-winning producer Liam Watson. The album was acclaimed by Ace records owned by Ketton resident Ted Carroll and Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones. The four members of the band have a great combined pedigree, playing with the likes of Loudon Wainright, Richard Thompson, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck and The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

Dai Price on guitar and vocals, Alan Dunn on accordion, Rupert Gillett on double bass and Bob Loveday on fiddle.


8/13/2018

Moirai - Sep 14


Ketton Showtime
Northwick Arms, Ketton kettonshowtime.blogspot.com

Friday 14th September
Moirai Trio

Concert and dance - saxophone, fiddle, accordion and voice

Simple French and English dances and great songs from three wonderful musicians. Add in some strong vocals and tight harmonies, sprinkle with humour and the sum is an enchanting evening of music, songs and dance.

8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238

5/24/2018

Deya Duo in London

Deya Duo start their UK tour in London 
at The Harrison, Kings Cross 
on Thursday 5th July
Advance ticket £5 from WeGotTickets



5/12/2018

Deya Duo – Trad Eurodance


Friday 6th July 
Deya Duo – Trad Eurodance from Flanders, Belgium

At the Northwick Arms, Ketton PE9 3TA

8 pm with doors open from 7.30 pm
Show £10 – bookings from adam@susted.org.uk 01780 720 521
Show + Evening meal deal £20 – bookings 01780 720 238

Deya are a young Belgian duo who play traditional dance music from all over Europe especially from central France and Brittany but with a wonderfully energetic and lyrical style. After having played as a duo for four years under the name Duo Goossens-Clerbout they went into the studio as Deya. They have now played throughout Europe but especially at the Boombal Festival in their home city of Gent. Their first CD with guest Ward Dhoore on acoustic guitar. offers a fresh dance repertoire where it is difficult to stick to one particular style. Their songs have a Breton or Swedish influence, which also reflects in the names of their songs such as "Gavotte of my bones".

Deya recently organised a midwinter festival with the Firestarters of Leiden (Simon Gielen together with Nigel Eaton and Dave Shepherd who share a common past in the super group Blowzabella).

Thomas Clerbout on soprano saxophone and whistles, and Steven Goossens on diatonic accordion.