Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Fairport Convention at The Theatre Chipping Norton - Tues 4th June @ 7:45pm

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Spring Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. “Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian “Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

The Theatre Chipping Norton

Tues 4th June | 7:45pm

Tickets £25

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Rowan Rheingans : Dispatches on the Red Dress - Friday June 21st, Holywell Music Room at 7:30 pm

Rowan Rheingans : Dispatches on the Red Dress

Friday June 21st, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Doors: 7pm Music: 7:30pm

Tickets: advance £10/£12 / on the door £12/£14

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Rowan Rheingans is a fiddle player, banjoist and songwriter widely regarded as one of the foremost composers and innovators in folk music today. Best known for her work with acclaimed bands Lady Maisery, The Rheingans Sisters and Songs of Separation, Rowan has won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ('Best Original Track' & 'Best Album') and is a five-times nominee.

Rowan’s debut solo show, Dispatches on the Red Dress, is a heartfelt yet unflinching musical essay on memory, history, fascism, waltzes, folk-song, bird-song, trauma, family and war.

Weaving storytelling and song with fiddles, banjo and guitar, live looping and subtle use of pre-recorded sounds, Rowan unravels the urgent message hidden in the folds of a story from her own grandmother’s youth in 1940's Germany. 

The result is a multi-layered meditation on ancestry and an unnerving elegy on the modern human condition. Rowan explores how hope for the future might be found in the very darkest pockets of history in this troubling reflection and subtle celebration of human empathy and resilience.

“Carefully crafted words that reveal a deep emotional charge.”
Louder Than War

“Vivid songwriting... beautiful” 
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Owl Light Trio and Brackenbury & Neilson: Doors 7.30pm, Friday 28 June, Quaker Meeting House, Oxford.

A special double-header of instrumental music that draws on traditional,
classical and jazz influences.

Owl Light Trio ( play hypnotic arrangements
of tunes from the UK, Ireland and Brittany on fiddle, concertina and
guitar. Their debut album (released 2018) was reviewed by fRoots as 'A
fine CD of beautifully-crafted music that is both memorable and clever'.

Brackenbury & Neilson ( play fiddle, viola,
piano and accordion and their music has been described by Karen Tweed as
'Joyous, enthralling, delicious... I adore it!', and fRoots Andrew
Cronshaw says that it's 'up there with the finest of roots-based, or
indeed any, instrumental music from England and Wales'.


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