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Songlines at WOMAD Charlton Park 2015

Posted on October 27th, 2015 in Features, Live, Recent posts by .


Photo by Suzie Blake

We spoke with some of the great performers at WOMAD Charlton Park. 

In partnership with Recording Earth, we caught up with a few of the many artists on show.

Cheikh Lô

Following his performances across the weekend, Senegalese singer Cheikh Lô dropped by the Songlines stand to meet and greet his fans and the team.

Kapela Maliszów

The family trio Kapela Maliszów are currently taking Poland by storm. Despite the rain, the Malisz clan wowed the WOMAD crowd and dropped by to have a chat after their set.

Alhousseini Anivolla & Maarja Nuut

Estonian folk musician Maarja Nuut and guitarist Alhousseini Anivolla (of Etran Finatawa) joined together for an absorbing collaboration on the BBC Radio 3 Charlie Gillett stage.

Ngawang Lodup

Ngawang Lodup, a former Buddhist monk, has been on a fascinating journey since leaving his homeland of Tibet. Lodup was the first world music act to be included in the BBC Introducing scheme, and we couldn’t wait to catch up with him at WOMAD where he treated us to an exclusive live performance.

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Live | Musicport Festival 2015, October 16-18

Posted on September 11th, 2015 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

Transglobal Underground

The 16th Musicport Festival returns to Whitby, North Yorkshire this October

Acts from around the globe will converge at Whitby Pavilion in October for three days of musical festivity. Now in its 16th year, the Musicport returns from October 16-18, with a host of reputable musicians, who will bring five stages to life.

Headlining the Friday night slot is Terry Hall (lead vocalist of The Specials) with a DJ set, before the London-based world fusion group Transglobal Underground (pictured above) take the Saturday headline slot and acclaimed musician Eliza Carthy and her Wayward Band round off the weekend on Sunday.

Other performers include the Catalonian salsa orchestra Tromboranga, the British folk singer Emily Portman, fiery Finnish fiddle group Frigg, folk duo O’Hooley & Tidow, Tibetan singer Ngawang Lodup, singer-songwriter Paul Armfield and many more. There will also be the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards Ceremony, an event celebrating the region’s local music scene and fresh talent.

Tickets for the entire weekend are priced at £99 (£95 concessions), while 11-18 year olds get half price entry and under-11s are free. Day-tickets are also available.

For tickets and more information, including a list of confirmed acts, visit or call 01947 603475.

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