Tea and cakes on sale, provided by the Environment Group. Also a Share and Scan session with Pennine Horizons (local people bring their old photos of Wadsworth and their families to be scanned and digitised for the local photo archive.)
Emma Sweeney: Fiddle
Jack Rutter: Guitar
Ben Cashell: ‘Cello
Emma Sweeney is a fiddle player from Manchester, born to Irish parents. Last year she released her debut solo album, Pangea, which was met with critical acclaim. On the back of the album, Emma was nominated for two Songlines music awards, and more recently she has just received an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK, which will enable her to take up a place of study at the world famous Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts in India next year.
Ben Cashell is a cellist from Balbriggan in County Dublin. Having gone to the Yehudi Menhuin school as a boy and later on, the The Royal Northern College of Music, Ben’s primary genre of music is classical. However, in recent years, Ben has chosen to explore other genres of music which has led him to playing with the likes of Once star, Glen Hansard, singer-songwriter, JP Cooper, jazz guitarist, Stuart McCallum and the mighty songstress, Rioghnach Connolly.
Jack Rutter is a well respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. He plays a custom guitar built by Alister Atkin.
Harvest Festival Service at Wainsgate with Old Town School – followed by locally-produced food stalls at Wadsworth Community Centre.
Debra, Gina and May are close harmony trio The Bobby Pins. They live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and love everything about the music of the 40s and 50s. Inspired by The Andrew Sisters, they love to sing their original hits that made this style of singing so popular. But they also have a repertoire of pop hits made into quirky, swingin’ tunes, something that little bit different.
Also performing at the concert will be Charlie Carr and Dave Nelson.
Please note that Jemima’s performance includes adult content – she advises us that it is for aged 14+ with parental guidance.
Jemima was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015. She has performed extensively across the UK at venues and festivals including Latitude Festival, Colchester Arts Centre and Nuffield Theatre. She recently performed in the Barbican main hall as part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project alongside poetry legends including Simon Armitage and Don Paterson for a special concert curated by, and featuring, Beck.
She has been featured on BBC Artsnight with Lynn Barber, BBC’s Women Who Spit with her commissioned poetry film Mirror, and in a short film by Florian Bichet for Random Acts (due for release on Channel 4, August 2015).
Jemima blends powerful, sonic heavy poetry about modern life with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs – as well as her own – in a belting singing voice that will knock you for six.
“The brilliant Foxtrot is the one to watch” Observer New Review
“Excellent and well-structured performance art; engaging and enjoyable with marvellous poetry. It is thoughtful and stimulating, examining the importance of song with intelligence and vigour” Rufus McAlister (Buxton Festival Fringe Reviews)
“Jemima Foxtrot is a revelation…Her poetry is sharp and intelligent, delivered with confident, dramatic timing, and interspersed with song” Write Out Loud
“A truly unforgettable voice” Luke Wright
“Eloquent, warm, beautiful and tough. Astonishing” Mik Artistic
Read this interview with Jemima.
Louis Scott is a singer songwriter who weaves together soul, blues, jazz, folk and pop influences into a unique, raw and passionate sound. His incredible voice and intricate guitar playing combined with an honest songwriting approach and charismatic, hearty performances have made him one of Nottingham’s favourites. He has been playing up and down the country for 8 years and has performing in many a nook and cranny including Beatherder, Glade and Dot to dot festival. He is currently working on his next release and will be bringing some new material along with him.
“An all-time fave at Nusic [Louis] will warm us all up on a cold autumn night. His voice is undeniably hypnotic, he’s just so charismatic.” Nusic.org.uk – 100% New, Notts Music
“The soulful sound of Louis Scott and his guitar, a spellbinding songwriter in the vein of Joni Mitchell and John Martyn but clearly a real talent in his own right, one to watch and most certainly one to listen to.” I’M NOT FROM LONDON
“He is unprecedented as an artist with deeply moving performances that defy the reality he is essentially just one man and a guitar.”