Our lockdown series of online events continues this Friday (26th June), when we will be joined for an hour or so by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated singer, instrumentalist and dancer GEORGIA LEWIS. Georgia performed at Downend Folk Club alongside her band back in October 2019, and we're thrilled to welcome her back, virtually, for our latest event.
Every Friday, at 8.00pm on our FACEBOOK page, we're be joined by a different guest for an hour or so. The focus of these events is very much on chat, although each guest will play a few live songs too. You'll are invited to ask questions in the comments, so it is very interactive... the more people watch and engage, the better it will be for everyone. The events are free, although there is a PayPal donations box, with 100 per cent of the donations going direct to the guest. You can find that at the bottom of the page. We'll be keeping these weekly events going until Friday 17th July, when we'll finish for the Summer with something slightly different! We'll let you know Autumn plans once the situation is a little clearer.
Exploring folk tales old and new, Bradford-on-Avon based Georgia blends ballads of nature, love, loss and longing with great depth and passion. Nominated for the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Folk Horizon Award, winner of the Future of Young Folk Award, Ely Band Competition and Priddy Folk Festival's recently revived Agility Mendip Stepping Competition, Georgia’s been “making a name for herself through really well received concerts” (Julie Fowlis). Her debut album The Bird Who Sings Freedom was described as "an impeccable British folk album” (Songlines) and received a glowing five-star review from Rock’n’Reel magazine. With her "delicately expressive voice" (fRoots), accordion and whistle, she is described as having a "fine musicianship and authentic feel" (The Living Tradition). Georgia’s energy is hard to beat!