Saturday 19th May

11:00 Phoenix Grace - Acoustic 

Extreme ovarian fortitude.

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11:30 Paul Jones - Acoustic Guitar

 

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12:10 Should be Band - Acoustic Covers 

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13:00 Georgie - Acoustic Folk Duo 

Hailing Ballyporeen in Ireland Georgie are husband and wife duo, performing their own original songs.  They play live with a mix of instruments and use self written backing tracks for a fuller sound.  Carl plays cigar box guitars (which he makes himself), double bass and harmonica and sings lead and backing (not all at once, obviously!!).  Dee plays guitar, double bass, whistle, sings lead and backing.  Occasionally, they have guests that join them for gigs for the fun factor.  They come from a background of diddley, country, blues, rock and roll and find our inspiration in life when writing songs.  No big story on how we came up with a name for a band - our name comes from our dog 'Georgie'.

www.facebook.com/Georgie-224345408302263

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14:00 Tumblewood - Country Folk Rock 

www.lemonrock.com/tumblewood

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15:00 Dodo Bones - Ironic Pop

  

We play songs. Some are ours. Some are other peoples’.

This Hertfordshire band give powerhouse performances of their own material, along with well-known songs (done their way). DodoBones are an acoustic indie band, with an ironic-pop edge. Featuring: Robbyn Snow on lead vocals, Stephen Patmore on guitar and spoken word, Ian Newman on double bass and Mark Gordon on percussion. DodoBones third studio album ‘Distracted’ can now be found at gigs or on iTunes / Spotify, and they are currently recording their forth.

This is one hard working band, playing countless venues, nights, breweries, bars, coffee shops, record shops and pubs across the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Gibraltar and The Netherlands. They’ve done some pretty cool stuff too, like playing the medal ceremony in the Hero Village: World Para Athletics Championships at the Olympic Park; supporting Professor Brian Cox at Watford Colosseum; playing the Doves Farm Kitchen at The Allergy & Free From Show (Olympia London and ACC Liverpool); busking in Marylebone and Paddington stations, finalists in the Indie Label 'Be Somebody' Competition 2015.

Noted festival experience: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage's Spring Fair, Jimmy’s Farm Beer & Sausage Festival (and previously, his restaurant), Cambridge Rock Festival (supporting The Animals!), Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Strawberry Fair, Herts Pride, Rock in the Priory, World Picnic, Busk ‘til Dusk, dozens of small ‘local’, beer, cider and wine festivals…They are regularly on radio: Live sessions and interviews on BBC and regional radio stations.

They are incredibly proud of their charity experiences, regularly play charity events, including a 12 hour Gig-a-Thon, which raised almost £2,000 for Save the Children, and in 2013, released a Christmas single with local band, The Caution Horses, raising money for Shelter. Not only that but they are most proud of their home town, Hemel Hempstead’s, music and arts movement: The band also host their own nights in their home town, and are pioneering the recent push in their borough, to revitalise the currently unloved music and arts scene, for which they are receiving support from websites, local shops, venues, event organiser, radio stations and, most importantly, the local artists and punters.

And of course, they do the odd corporate job too, like, weddings and parties: the band have played many birthday parties, and even a wedding and engagement party or two - they’re no standard ‘function’ band!

www.dodobones.co.uk

www.facebook.com/DodoBones

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16:00 The Zarrs - Blues Folk Rock 

www.thezarrs.com

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17:00 Kenney and Kilcawley - Celtic Folk 

Mikey Kenney and Damon Kilcawley; two well-respected traditional musicians and songwriters come together with a vast wealth of music featuring original songs and tunes interspersed with traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond... 

Mikey Kenney; fiddle & banjo... Well known on the folk scene as a stalwart of Liverpool's fiddle tradition and a member of the acclaimed Scottish traditional supergroup, the Band of Burns. Writer and performer of the two praised 'Ottersgear' folk albums set in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire (5/5 fRoots magazine). Founder of Irish trad band Saltcutters and member of the historical Liverpool Céilí band. 

Damon Kilcawley; guitar & mandolin... one of England's best flatpicking bluegrass and old-time guitarists and a stellar traditional mandolin player from Lancashire. One half of the Bimble brothers and founder of the Kilcawley Family bluegrass outfit. 

www.facebook.com/kenneyandkilcawley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQovV_zKut0

Close 18:00

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Sunday 20th May

11:00 Georgie - Acoustic Folk Duo  

Hailing Ballyporeen in Ireland Georgie are husband and wife duo, performing their own original songs.  They play live with a mix of instruments and use self written backing tracks for a fuller sound.  Carl plays cigar box guitars (which he makes himself), double bass and harmonica and sings lead and backing (not all at once, obviously!!).  Dee plays guitar, double bass, whistle, sings lead and backing.  Occasionally, they have guests that join them for gigs for the fun factor.  They come from a background of diddley, country, blues, rock and roll and find our inspiration in life when writing songs.  No big story on how we came up with a name for a band - our name comes from our dog 'Georgie'.

www.facebook.com/Georgie-224345408302263

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11:30 Nirjhor - Acoustic Guitar

Nirjhor is a guitarist who many find hard to pigeon-hole. Varied musical interests have coalesced to produce a sound that creates an atmosphere or mood perhaps borrowing this concept from the Indian classical ragas. Indeed, Nirjhor studied sitar for a time in Katmamdu before playing Bass guitar in the Stardust Big Band for many years. More recently he has returned to his first love of the acoustic guitar. Nirjhor facilitates a guitar club at the local community centre in Watford and draws on a variety of rhythmic influences in the development of his approach to song-writing. He hopes this will open the gate to more collaborative projects in the coming months and years.

www.nirjhor.biz

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12:00 Odette Michell - Acoustic Folk 

Odette is an English folk singer and songwriter with a stunning new take on the acoustic tradition and a voice capable of demonstrating the finer points of both folk and country with genuine craftsmanship. An established performer, Odette has been fortunate enough to have shared the bill with musical legends Joan Baez, Eddi Reader, Bob Dylan and Jools Holland, amongst others. Odette's new EP 'By Way of Night' showcases her folk/country underpinnings and trademark vocal style, and heralds a fine contribution to the rich acoustic tradition that the songs themselves have emerged from. 

www.odettemichell.com

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13:00 Tunehead - Funky Jazz 

We’re a 5 piece Saxophone led band playing funky, jazzy grooves by legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Jordan, Freddie Hubbard, Spiro Gyra, Steely Dan, amongst others. We have something for everybody in our set so please come and check us out!

https://www.facebook.com/tuneheaduk/videos/678089442394876/

https://www.facebook.com/tuneheaduk/videos/708620966008390/

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14:00 Bathtub Ginn - Bluegrass Skiffle 

www.lemonrock.com/bathtubginn

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15:00 Devines - Celtic Folk Roots 

John, Joe and Caz Devine are three members of the same musical Family, with roots firmly planted in the Irish musical tradition, playing traditional Irish dance music, mixed with original and contemporary arrangements of Irish songs, on an inspired mix of instruments, including Uilleann Pipes, Banjo and Saxophone. Devines have been touring since 2011 and made history when they were amongst the first musicians to ever perform Irish music at a Royal reception in Buckingham Palace. They have produced three studio albums and an EP since conception in 2009.

We are currently working on our next album which should be due out towards the end of 2018.

Search ‘Devines’ on Facebook or visit www.johndevinemusic.com for more information 

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16:00 De Fuego - Energetic Flamenco 

De Fuego is a award-winning Spanish guitar duo playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music. With their fiery upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques they quickly created a buzz and reputation on the live scene, playing festivals across the U.K and establishing themselves as a world class in demand live act.

Major festivals include Glastonbury Festival, Shambala, Secret Garden Party, Sziget Fesztival (HU), Meadows in the Mountains (BU), Rumpus Festival, Vegfest London, Mau Waui, Boxmoor, to name a few, and renounded music venues such as Spice of Life (Soho, London), Green Note (Camden, London), The Ritzy (Brixton, London) as regular guests. De fuego has also headlined a number of UK festivals and performed across Europe including Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary. 

De Fuego have receieved glowing reviews by many world music magazines, including Fatea Magazine, Songlines, F-roots and have hundreds of thousands of YouTube views with the support and following  of a loyal fan base. De Fuego have also released 2 albums and are currently working on the 3rd one.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr9oPOnsRR8

Website: http://defuego.co.uk

Close 17:30

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