Roots @ The RAFA - Nathan BELL
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Roots @ The RAFA - Nathan BELL

£10.00 from www.ty-boia.co.uk/boiagigs

Sometimes a solo artist can knock your socks off and Nathan Bell is one of these. With a voice and songs sitting alongside the likes of Townes, Guy Clark, John Prine etc.. Really!! – this guy’s songs and voice hit you with a clarity not often encountered. Sharp edged songs, a voice of gravel and grit and whiskey and some rather accomplished guitar playing makes this guy pretty special.”

Based out of Chattanooga, TN, Nathan is also an educator and writer, teaching guitar and songwriting to students of all ages, and contributing regularly to Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

His music has been reviewed or featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Telegraph (UK), No Depression Magazine, and in most of the influential on line music blogs. he has appeared on many NPR programs including, The Real Economy Project with Alex Chadwick, Live from Studio One, and Songs at The Center.

Nathan has won several awards for his soundtrack work, including best music at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.

We’ll leave you with this quote from a recent show.

“Nathan Bell killed it at The Ark – Ann Arbor Saturday night. One of the best damn songwriters ever.”

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Roots @ The RAFA - The Slocan Ramblers
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Roots @ The RAFA - The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan.
The Slocan Ramblers blend lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with the sawdust-thick vocals of singer Frank Evans, who takes lead on songs ranging from rowdy old-time numbers like “Groundhog,” to a Dustbowl classic like Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty.” “Toronto audiences don’t respond to a clean, polished Nashville sound,” tune composer and mandolinist Adrian Gross explains. “They dig a lot of energy in their music, a rowdy bar vibe. They’re hard to win over.” But The Slocan Ramblers have won them over, moving from a young ensemble of bluegrass pickers to one of the best known Canadian roots bands. They’ve done this by staying true to the roots of the music, not seeking to revive anything but rather to tap the rough and rowdy heart of the music.

Music and more here!

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Roots @ The RAFA - John Blek
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Roots @ The RAFA - John Blek

 £10.00         https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boiagigs/170030/

Ireland-based songwriter John Blek from Cork, is best known for his work with his band John Blek & the Rats, John has begun a new journey influenced by the folk music of Ireland, Britain and the US. With his solo work, he delves into the world of fingerstyle guitar and reveals the deeply personal and poignant lyrical aspects of his character.

John Blek – "I spent much of the early part of 2017 in and out of hospital with some mysterious illness that was intent on wasting my now 30-year-old body. My energy was at an all time low and all that gave me joy had been stripped or put on hold. All but my guitar and what was left of my feeble voice. So to fill the days and occupy my mind, I wrote.

I wrote of resilience, of pain and uncertainty. Of new love through fevered dreams, of strength, hope, distance, sedation and the cure.

I did it every day and recorded the demos sitting up in my hospital bed accompanied by the electronic bleeps of the machines and punctuated by the nurse's concerned enquiries.

I had a reason. For me this is cathartic. For me, this was the panacea."

Catharsis Vol.1 is his third solo album.

SUPPORT now announced - Jodie MARIE

Finding your way takes a little living. Plucked from obscurity at 16, and writing and recording with some of the greats of modern songwriting (Bernard Butler, Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Hogarth) on debut album ‘Mountain Echo’ showcased a unique voice to the world.

Tours, TV appearances and radio plays followed, but when the dust settled, Jodie Marie took a step forwards – electing to write the bulk of her new album in isolation, in her home of Wales, and in a provincial cottage in France. She lived a little. Looked inside herself, and reflected this in the brilliant new collection of songs ‘Trouble in Mind’.

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Sep
1
9:00 PM21:00

The STANGS - The FARMERS, Goat Street, Free entry 2100 hours

The Stangs are a three-piece rhythm and blues band from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Formed in 2015, and now with a debut EP under their belt, The Stangs have been described as one of the UK’s most exciting rhythm and blues bands. The Stangs’ sound has been described as a 21st-century iteration of the early rhythm and blues artists that inspired the likes of The Kinks, The Who, and The Rolling Stones. BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton favourably compared The Stangs’ sound to Dr. Feelgood’s early recordings.





 

 

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Roots @ The RAFA - Joey Landreth
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Roots @ The RAFA - Joey Landreth

 £10.00         https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boiagigs/169667/

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey launched his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey's career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly.

Support now announced 

+ Roman Clarke + Steve² Shapeless Disco

Roman Clarke

Roman Clarke takes gospel harmony, modern R&B, and the charm of the 1970’s and rolls it all into a flavour that is well-suited to his inherently nostalgic generation. The songs come across with the sort of oblivious cheekiness and optimistic energy that is unique to twenty-somethings. His particular shade of keyboard heavy, groove based pop, blends influences as diverse as Vulfpeck and D’Angelo. What he’s offering doesn’t surface often in the musical landscape of rural Manitoba, and tends to illicit comparisons to a similarly talented multi-instrumentalist prairie-born artist, Remy Shand. Not unlike Remy, Roman is a one person wrecking machine – writing, producing, and playing all of the instruments.

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Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Roots @ The Rafa - The Hot Seats

£10.00.   https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boiagigs/169608/

Roots @ The RAFA presents a special night of music, drinking and dancing with The Hot Seats from Richmond, Virginia, playing their unique style of Bluegrass, Ragtime, country and freakout music! This will be a magical night with support and tunes continuing late into the night courtesy of Steve² Shapeless Disco!

6 THINGS ABOUT THE HOT SEATS

1. We like to play music, stringband music. We call it stringband music because it's just too tedious to try and get into whether it's old time, bluegrass, ragtime, country, or general freakout music.

2. We have done so since 2002, mostly based out of Richmond, Virginia.

3. We've been lots of places, including all throughout the USA, the UK, Ireland, and a little piece of Europe. Some of our festival highlights have been: Tønder, Celtic Connections, The Shetland Folk Festival, The Orkney Folk Festival, South By Southwest, Floyd Fest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, The Watermelon Park Festival, The Northeast Kingdom Music Festival, Didmarton Bluegrass Festival, Maverick Festival, HebCeltFest, Speyfest, Leicester Summer Sundae and multiple occasions Edinburgh Festival Fringe (including a Herald Angel Award in 2006).

4. We like to: play fast, be funny, spasm, herk and jerk, eat exotic and frightening things, and ride in a van.

5. We love each other, we love you!

6. We are Ben, Graham, Jake, Josh, and Ed.

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Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

St Davids Music and Arts Festival 2018

Sunday 15 July

Larger Than Life – The Grove Gardens: 1100

The Remedies– Oriel Y Parc: 1200

Writing their own songs with a folky, Celtic feel

Poyzer & Farrell, Mike Chant and Luke Elford: Ramsey Island 1230 – 1530

Cost is £17 for the ferry plus £3 for the music (Payable on the island)

A very limited number of tickets are available for this rare gig on Ramsey Island– Ferry tickets available from www.thousandislands.co.uk

Laurence LEWIS– The Grove Gardens: 1300


Buskers @ The Meadow: 1300 – featuring - 

Alex John Duarte

Martyn Ashe– Oriel Y Parc: 1400


A Voice not to be missed, wonderful covers and he can play the guitar a bit too!

Megan Dixon Hood – The Bishops: 1400


Enchanting vocals combined with haunting lyrics carry over ethereal and climatic sounds. Taking a step into the darker magical side. All the way from Cheshire.

Buskers @ The Meadow: 1500

Pat Smith  - www.psm.cloud 

Jess Stevens – The Grove Gardens: 1500

James Crisp– Oriel Y Parc: 1600

A local musical veteran James has been a professional musician for decades with a deep passion and skill he has played with countless performers over the years and recorded some great music along the way.

Larger Than Life – The Grove Gardens: 1700

Paul Mallet– Oriel Y Parc: 1800


Pauls Bluesy Americana style is second to none. Self penned with the odd cover.


The Grand closing ceremony – The Grove Gardens: 1900 until late

including

The St City Jazz Band

Mirror Show

Musicians from over the weekend will gather at the Grove Gardens for an end of festival celebration...

 

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Jul
15
11:00 AM11:00

St Davids Music and Arts Festival - ART

Pilgrims - High Street: 1100-1700

Care in the community exhibition

Ebenezer Chapel - St Davids - 1100-1700

Artist/Exhibitor

Ben Lloyd, Tony Kitchell, Rose Periam, Rod Williams, Forest MacCreadie, Elly Morgan, Will Hughes, Raul Speek, Tim Williams, Buzz Knapp Fisher, Heather Bennet, Iza Houston, Elizabeth Rosser, Deborah Withey, Heather Nixon, Jes Woodrow, Indre Dunn, Tim Davies, Clare Wimperis.

 

 

 

 

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

St Davids Music and Arts Festival 2018 - Art

 

Pilgrims - High Street: 1100-1700

Care in the community exhibition

Ebenezer Chapel - St Davids - 1100-1700

Artist/Exhibitor

Ben Lloyd, Tony Kitchell, Rose Periam, Rod Williams, Forest MacCreadie, Elly Morgan, Will Hughes, Raul Speek, Tim Williams, Buzz Knapp Fisher, Heather Bennet, Iza Houston, Elizabeth Rosser, Deborah Withey, Heather Nixon, Jes Woodrow, Indre Dunn, Tim Davies, Clare Wimperis.

 

Oriel Y Parc : 1400-1700

Family painting workshops, led by Raul Speek

 

Ebenezer Chapel - Preview with Drinks: 1800-2030

All Welcome

 

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Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

St Davids Music and Arts Festival 2018

Luke Elford - Oriel Y Parc: 1200


Luke will entertain you with a selection of his own songs and some clever covers.

Cadence- The Grove Gardens: 1300


Buskers @ The Meadow: 1300

DG, Ian Haughey


Evan Cao - Oriel Y Parc: 1400


A real troubadour Evan is a Bi-Lingual Busker with a depth of knowledge and understanding not only about his music but of the history and culture behind it.

Jess Stevens - The Grove Gardens: 1500


Buskers @ The Meadow: 1500

TBC


Connor Adams - Oriel Y Parc: 1600


Singer songwriter Connor is an amazing young artist - not to be missed.


Jack & Kirsty Marshall - Oriel Y Parc: 1800


A South Cheshire duo performing their folk/pop self penned songs.


Darren Poyzer, Kevin Farrell plus support: The Bishops @ 2100

All the way from Cheshire/Manchester area Darren Poyzer is in his 31st year in the industry and is one of the greats, this is his first show of the weekend and on both occasions, is joined by Kevin who is also a wonderful songwriter and genuinely nice bloke.

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Jul
13
to Jul 15

St Davids Music and Arts Festival 2018

Sorted Ska Band – The Bishops: 2100


Pembrokeshire’s tribute band to 2-Tone Ska music. Playing the best hits by Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and The Beat.

Penny Arcade– The Grove : 2100


( A separate flyer will be available with all the Grove/Grove garden gigs on over the weekend)

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Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Boxed in Theatre Presents - To The Ocean.

The Bishops Palace

Magic isn’t real. That’s the first thing that you should know – and if the choice to begin our fairy story in this way is a bit shocking to you, that’s because. Well. This isn’t like any other fairy story you’ve heard before.

BoxedIn Theatre invite you into a world of family, freedom and fairy tales through a modern retelling of the Selkie myth. Because okay, maybe magic isn't real. But the world is still a pretty magical place.

 

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Jul
11
8:30 PM20:30

St Davids Music and Arts Festival - Roots @ the RAFA - Hillfolk Noir

£10.00.         https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boiagigs/169604/

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it's a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing.

Hillfolk Noir's touring line up consists of:

Travis Ward: Guitar, suitcase and singing

Alison Ward: Musical saw, washboard, banjo and singing

Mike Waite: Double bass

Hillfolk Noir has performed with Built to Spill, Neko Case, Justin Townes Earle, James McMurtry, Deer Tick, Gourds, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Devil Makes Three, Charlie Parr, Dark Dark Dark, Pert Near Sandstone, Horse Feathers, Finn Riggins, Gerald Collier, Caleb Klauder, Train, Glen Phillips, Mike Coykendall, Jesse Dayton, Loudon Wainright III, Rosalie Sorrels, Trampled By Turtles, Elephant Revival, Eilen Jewel, and tons of other great acts that you may or may not have heard of.

"If John Steinbeck owned a speakeasy, Hillfolk Noir would be the house band." — John Doe (X, The Knitters)

"Brilliant, edgy punked-up acoustic hillbilly blues." — American Roots UK

"Hillfolk Noir have fine-tuned their dark, Depression-era jangly blues to become one of the most incredible bands in [Boise]. They are as honest as they come." — Seattle Weekly

"I love this." — Ricky Ross, BBC Radio Scotland

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Jun
29
to Jul 1

Unearthed Festival - Celebrating the expansion of consciousness from the material to the ethereal

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Various prices -   www.unearthedfestival.co.uk

Unearthed In a Field is about unearthing something hidden within. Something that lies deep within us, sub language, sub thought, like an underground stream that connects us all and nourishes.

We are very much about the Earth, environment and universe.

As a festival we feel its important to have a focus for celebration. We recognized some time ago that there are groups of people who are already well practiced in spiritual ways of life, sustainable ways of living, some people call these groups ‘hippies’. Equally there are large groups within our community that allocate no mental attention to these things, but live contented lives none the less pursuing what some people would call the more ‘mainstream’ culture.

It is our understanding that there are benefits to all by bringing us together, regardless of what group others put us in.

Unearthed in a Field is not about groups. Its about oneness. About creating a space where people of all backgrounds can come together peacefully and share knowledge, skills, conversations, laughter and dance.

The philosophy of this event is about the expansion of consciousness. This may take the form of expanding conscious awareness of material items, or for some this expansion will occur within the field of the more ethereal.

We are not here to tell you where you need to expand into. We are here to create a space where you feel comfortable to find your own curiosities. Through these experiences we hope you leave feeling uplifted, with more understanding of the world and each other. We believe this helps us to feel more contentment and create a better world.

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Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

Roots @ The RAFA - Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno - £10.00

£10.00.               https://www.tickettailor.com/events/boiagigs

Boia Gigs presents Roots @ The RAFA - Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno + Jess Ward + The Steve² Shapeless Disco

Recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine as '10 New Country Artists you should know' Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. 

Leva, of Lexington, Virginia grew up playing and performing with her parents, Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, learning traditional songs from their sources and honing her rhythmic guitar style. Vivian recorded her debut album Time is Everything in close collaboration with Calcagno during an inspired session at Studio 808A in the small town of Floyd, VA. She released this album of original music on March 2nd, 2018 on Free Dirt Records.

Riley, of Seattle, WA spent his earlier years playing with the widely recognized band The Onlies, described as "masterful" and "deliciously well-crafted" (Kithfolk) and developing his own distinct authenticity on the fiddle and banjo.

Together, Vivian and Riley have toured across the country, in living rooms and concert halls. As individuals, they have shared the stages with and played, both nationally and internationally, in the bands of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, The Lost Tribe Of Country Music, and Bruce Molsky to name just a few. To this collaboration they bring both the steady hands of experience and a refined taste for American music, yet still a youthful abandon that can't be forced. In 2018, they will be on tour internationally to support Vivian's new release and bring their distinct brand of old-time and country to a festival, hall, bar, or fireplace gathering near you.

Jess Ward is a West Wales-based singer songwriter, harpist and fiddle player, she plays music you will love to listen to, from beautiful melodies and haunting songs, to rousing folk tunes to get you on the dance floor.

The Steve² Shapless Disco will keep you moving and grooving late into the the night with their eclectic and electric sounds.

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