Two great days of music, featuring 3 Daft Monkeys, the Company of Players, and Holly Morwenna at Kingskerswell Parish Church
April could the be the coolest month [less of your hackneyed references grandad!], there are two nights full of music at Kingskerswell Parish Church.
Taking place on April 21 and 22, the events feature quirky, original, up and coming and historically inspired tunes from 3 Daft Monkeys (with support Holly Morwenna) and The Company of Players.
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.
With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following.
Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.
3 Daft Monkeys (+ Holly Morwenna) will be at Kingskerswell Parish Church on April 21. Info & tix 01803 875527/07815 620402
Inspired by the likes of The Elizabethan Sessions and The Full English, The Company of Players is a contemporary folk supergroup set up by Jess Distill of Said The Maiden. The purpose – to write, record and perform songs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, To help Mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
With sponsorship from Looe Music festival and funding already in place for a second project, 2017 is set to be a big year for the Company.
The collective features the talents of emerging folk artists Said The Maiden, Lukas Drinkwater, Kelly Oliver, Sam Kelly, Chris Cleverley, Kim Lowings, Minnie Birch, and Daria Kulesh. Having already been championed by the likes of Mike Harding, and Geoff Lakeman. The Company of Players offers a very exciting, dynamic and theatrical live show.
The Company of Players Kingskerswell Parish Church Doors 7pm £10 adv will be at Kingskerswell Parish Church on April 23. Info & tix 01803 875527/07815 620402
Latest posts by the Devon Week (see all)
- Councillors call for unity and action over North Devon’s toxic timebomb - January 29, 2018
- ‘Second battle of Hastings’ historic site faces bulldozer - January 29, 2018
- Make Devon socks the must have gift this Christmas - November 16, 2017