Folk with a splash of blues, singing out for the underdog, beautiful songs, beautifully sung and a weird humour all of their own.
That is husband and wife duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson. Fresh from supporting Fairport Convention on their Winter tour where they had rave reviews, the duo will be bringing their superbly crafted musicianship and heartfelt songs to “The Birch”.Their last visit was a couple of years ago and we are lucky to be able to have them back again, with songs from their latest album. So if you like Folk and Blues and missed them last time they visited don’t miss this them this time!
BROSELEY FESTIVAL IS A FREE TWO DAY MUSIC EVENT HELD IN THE SMALL HISTORIC TOWN OF BROSELEY, SHROPSHIRE. ENJOY A WEEKEND PACKED WITH LIVE MUSIC ACROSS TWO STAGES, GREAT CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT, A RANGE OF FANTASTIC INTERNATIONAL FOOD & DRINKS STALLS PLUS DONT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT OUR FUN FAIR AND BROWES THE VAST AMOUNT OF SHOPS AND STALLS AROUND THE TOWN.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS WHY BROSELEY FESTIVAL IS NOW ONE OF SHROPSHIRE MOST POPULAR FREE MUSIC EVENTS!
Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their ‘industrial folk’ sound.
The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained, thrilled and conscripted punters at more than 400 gigs including approximately 75 festival performances. This six piece are a superb option for festival crowds all over the UK and Europe as they have the knack of being able to win over a crowd quickly and they are extremely entertaining to watch. Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues Springsteen and The Beatles! They are a truly exceptional live act.
The last time Kit came to The Birchmeadow centre she wowed us with her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing. An enthralling and energetic live performance of blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility.
The Observer describes her music as Macy Gray meets Nick Drake!! But really she is impossible to categorise. Come and see for yourself!
Tickets from the Birchmeadow web page
From Sweden – 2015 – “a blackly comic film” – a bit ‘different’
Big screen – good sound – excelllent bar – cabaret layout.
An irritable, elderly busybody spends much of his days making his neighbours miserable with his grousing and demands for order. But his crabbiness hides a deep grief for his deceased wife, whom he hopes to soon join. His clumsy attempts at suicide bring him into contact with the Persian family next door. Incredibly, his growing friendship with them helps him reconnect with life.
A wide range of songs from Broseley’s Riff Raff singers, including original compositions by Bryan Shepherd ~ who’s set several of Housman’s ‘Shropshire Lad’ poems to music. The group gets great pleasure from them – ranging from the slightly silly to the rather sad. And oodles more songs arranged especially including : Beatles : Folk : Fats Waller : Piaf etc
Profits to Christmas Lights.
From Spain (2016) our big screen brings you “a warm but sometimes sad story”.
Alma is a 20 year old who adores her grandfather … and he has not spoken for years. When he also refuses to eat, Alma decides that she needs to recover the thousand year old tree that the family sold against his will – and bring him back to life. To succeed, she needs help from her uncle, a victim of the crisis, her friend Rafa, and her whole town. But where in Europe IS the olive tree – first find it, then try to get it.
From Spain – 2016 – “a warm but sometimes sad story”
(high scorer at film groups) Cabaret layout – good bar – wide screen.
Alma is a 20-year-old girl who adores her grandfather … who has not spoken for years. When he also refuses to eat, Alma decides to recover the thousand year old tree that the family sold against his will, in the hope that it will help him to recover. To succeed, she needs help from her uncle, a victim of the crisis, her friend Rafa, and her whole town. But where in Europe is the olive tree – first find it, then try to get it.
All the way across the channel, from France (2016) Broseley Cinema brings you “a beautiful film with an urgent story”.
This period war drama is loosely based on the 1932 drama ‘Broken Lullaby’, by Ernst Lubitsch. It tells the story of a German woman grieving the death of her lover during the first World War – she’s shocked when his grave is visited not just by her, but also by a Frenchman who claims he was friends with her beloved before the war.
Described as “a beautiful film with an urgent story”.
This sumptuous period war drama is loosely based on the 1932 drama ‘Broken Lullaby’, by Ernst Lubitsch. It tells the story of a German woman who is grieving the death of her lover during the first World War – she’s shocked when his grave is visited not just by her, but also by a Frenchman who claims he was friends with her beloved before the war.
There’s a link to a review on the web-page.
The Band From County Hell are an original Celtic Folk Rock fusion band with 6 critically acclaimed albums, and over 2000 live performances as part of their history. Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have been tour support to Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and New Model Army.There is no getting away from the fact that Shane McGowan and The Pogues are a heavy influence on this band along with a dash of Horslips and The Undertones. Their performances are high on energy sincerity and humour. Get on your dancing shoes! A great night out awaits you!
From Turkey/France (2015) comes another very warmly regarded World Cinema showing.
“They are woman: hear them roar.” The story is set in a remote Turkish village where five orphaned sisters face growing up as girls in a village-society with narrow streets and some very narrow views. We are confronted with the kinds of challenges they have to contend with. The event that triggers the family’s enormous restrictive backlash to their innocent play is nothing more than a neighbour’s labelling of what they see as nothing but innocent play as NOT innocent fun.
“They are women: hear them roar.”
The story is set in a remote Turkish village where five orphaned sisters can expect to be growing up as girls in a society with some very narrow views. We are given insight into the kinds of challenges they have to contend with.
The event that triggers the family’s enormous restrictive backlash to their innocent play is nothing more than a neighbour’s labelling of their play as NOT innocent fun.
Good big screen – ace sound – much appreciated bar (and bar staff).