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The Yorkshire Festival presents ‘The Songlines Series’ at the Howard Assembly Room

Posted on April 1st, 2016 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


The Howard Assembly Room in Leeds hosts the Songlines Series

The Yorkshire Festival, which runs from June 16 to July 3, has programmed five concerts featuring some of world and folk music’s finest artists to take place in Leeds’ Howard Assembly Room, in association with Songlines.

Critically acclaimed Congolese band Mbongwana Star begin proceedings on June 22, followed by Malian singer and guitarist Rokia Traoré the day after, who performs material from her latest album Né So.

German pianist Hauschka fuses elements of electronica, techno and ambient music on June 24; the American folk duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw perform their deeply rooted Eastern European music from their back catalogue and forthcoming album, and acclaimed musician and Yorkshire-born Eliza Carthy rounds off the series with her Wayward Band on July 2 showcasing a wide range of music from her an extensive discography, plus new material from a forthcoming album.

A selection of artists playing at Yorkshire Festival also feature on a free bonus CD, available exclusively with the new issue (May, #117), now on sale. Find out more.


1 Kefaya – ‘Indignados’
2 Jon Gomm – ‘Dance of the Last Rhino’
3 Juice Vocal Ensemble – ‘Io Amai Sempre’
4 Mr McFall’s Chamber – ‘Yo Soy Maria’
5 Sam Airey – ‘Stars’
6 A Hawk and A Hacksaw – ‘Ivan and Marichka/The Sorcerer’
7 Rokia Traoré – ‘Obikè’
8 Hauschka –  ‘Hashima Island’
9 Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – ‘You Know Me’
10 Mbongwana Star feat Konono No1 –  ‘Malukayi’
11 The Nile Project – ‘Tenseo’
12 Tantz – ‘Voytek (The Bear)’

For details on the new season at the Howard Assembly room, visit Opera North or call Box Office at 0844 848 2727.

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Field Day 2016 at Victoria Park, June 11-12

Posted on February 19th, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .


Field Day festival marks its tenth anniversary this June at London’s Victoria Park

One of the first musical events to look out for as the British festival season slowly approaches, Field Day has built a reputation for showcasing a host of great acts from home and around the world, most of whom rarely get the chance to play in the UK. On the year of its tenth anniversary, the festival will be held in London’s Victoria Park with its strongest lineup yet.

Saturday sees Senegalese Afro-Cuban group Orchestre Baobab, one of the dominant and iconic African bands of the 70s, Scottish folk trio Yorkston Thorne Khan, Ghanaian highlife artist Ata Kak whose work was brought to the public eye by Awesome Tapes from Africa, and Thai fusion group and former Top of the World selection Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. Critically acclaimed Congolese band Mbongwana Star will be playing the following day. James Blake was recently announced as the headline act.

For tickets and more information, visit Field Day’s website.

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