Monthly Archives: December 2016

Jess Morgan – Saturday 22nd April 2017

“something truly special.” – Folk Radio UK // “absolutely addictive” – The National Student Jess Morgan is a songwriter’s songwriter. October 2016 will see the release of a confident new record from this young British voice. Expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music – with heart, with passion, with gusto. In October 2016 Jess takes the songs from ‘Edison Gloriette’ on the road – and will be backed up by The Light Band’ helping to bring the songs and the stories behind them to life. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There’s fire in Jess’ voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It’s intimate, but it’s end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let’s get the nice whiskey out, intimate and has over recent years attracted the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Here at Elmslie we are delighted that Jess

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Ian Sherwood returns to Elmslie House – Saturday May 13th

Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year. Bob Mersereau of CBC Radio, Fredericton described him as “… a natural performer who entertains as much with his wit and stories as with his songs.” Starting his music career as an in-demand saxophone player in Toronto, Sherwood soon began looking for an outlet for his poetic side. His unique musicianship combined with his tales of heart-break, victory and adventure quickly gained recognition as a solid performer, lyricist and player. “… impressive guitar work amid catchy hook lines galore, surely the main thought in the room was, “Yep. It’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name.”” -Todd MacLean, Charlottetown Guardian Having already played to a raptuous audience last time he was in the UK on tour, we just had to ask him back! If you missed him play last time

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Katey Brooks – Saturday 27th May

Singer-songwriter Katey Brooks’ unique sound epitomises the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Born and raised between Bristol, London and Arizona to musical parents, the Indie Award nominee is best described as a female Hozier, with all the haunting intensity and every bit of the soul. With a “voice to let glaciers” (Venue Magazine) Brooks is at home anywhere she can take her guitar. From the London 2012 Olympics to Glastonbury Festival, from WOMAD to Abbey Road, Brooks’ “devastating vocal talent” (Just Music That I Like) has garnered her admirers from across the spectrum of the industry, seeing her feature on tracks with Paloma Faith, Imelda May, The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman, Nick Mason of Pink Lloyd and Brian May – not to mention sharing the bill with acts like Newton Faulkner, Ghostpoet, Deaf Havana and Mystery Jets. Fast becoming a radio favourite, “not to be missed” (Time Out) Brooks’ music has been hailed on BBC Radio 1,2 and 6, and she’s recently been added to the Starbucks playlist worldwide. The haunting, ethereal sound of her latest I Fought Lovers EP is prelude to the sonic largesse of future releases, as she heads to the studio to record

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Jenny Hallam – Saturday 24th June

Talented and quirky singer-songwriter Jenny Hallam, charms audiences with her whimsical piano joviality. Nurtured in her home-town of Malvern, she collected songs to take to London, performing in some spectacular venues where she released her début album ‘25,000 days’ in 2012. Many of her thoughtful songs on this album revolve around the expression of time – the title track ‘25,000 days’ being about the average life-span of a human!  Armed with only her keyboard, and occasionally double-bass accompaniment, Jenny will take you on an entertaining journey of fun, verve and character which will make you realise just how little time 25,000 days really is. You can find her on the below links: www.jennyhallam.co.uk www.facebook.com/jennyhallammusic @JennyHallamusic www.soundcloud.com/jenny-hallam Tickets are available here (below, via Pay-pal) or if you are passing the house, we always have tickets here too, so do please call in. Alternatively tickets for all music performances are available via Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Great Malvern and also online and direct to your mobile phones via Eventbrite. Get your tickets early and qualify for the Advance price of £8.00 – or wait and buy on the door on the night for a round £10.00. NB –

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FIGARO! Opera Production Saturday 1st July

We are delighted to share the exciting news that 2017 sees our first foray into Opera and a production of The Marriage of Figaro by Felici, an experienced company of singers and musicians, bringing classical, opera and musical theatre to audiences. Felici are based in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire regions and are returning to Elmslie with a specially adapted version of Figaro after their fantastic debut here last April, which saw them perform a Gala Opera Night from which all profits from were donated to the National Kidney Federation and Macmillan.   This time round their charitable endeavours will be going to support Parkinson UK. Tickets are £25.00 and include a glass of bubbly. Doors will open at 6.30pm for the performance to commence at 7.00pm. To buy tickets, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, or tickets can also be purchased via  Eventbrite. Here’s a quick low-down on the performers, and for those of you who don’t know the plot of Figaro, a short summary to set the scene. Zoe Jasko Zoe adores singing Mozart. It was as a teenager in an all-girls production of “The Magic Flute” in the role of Papageno that her parents realised she “could sing”

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Deborah Rose & Mari Randle – Saturday July 29th

Harmony and haunting melody weave together in the voices of Deborah Rose and Mari Randle, a sound created by guitars with a strong sense of story and magic. Making a welcome return to Elmslie House, they are “a unique duo not to be missed” Radio 2  Doors open at 7.30pm for a 8.00pm start. Limited bar available offering locally made wine, cider, beer and soft drinks. Tickets £8.00 in advance or £10.00 on the door. Tickets available to buy via Pay-Pal at the bottom of this page, or through Eventbrite. Tickets are also available through Malvern TIC and Carnival Records, both on Church Street, Malvern. For all advance tickets bought, these can be collected on the door on the night. In the meantime, here’s some info on these two lovely ladies: The collaboration began in February 2015 drawn together by their interesting contrast of tone and harmonic lean. They debuted together on Deborah’s second album “Wilde Wood,” featuring Mari’s musical family “The O’ Farrell’s Frolicks” and Americana trio “Grey Wolf, a meld of rhythm and joy. Deborah and Mari toured extensively giving birth to new songs and recordings, which brings into focus Mari’s soul/rock/blues colours with Deborah’s etherea. The songs chronicle

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