Awake, Arise : A Christmas Show For Our Times

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Awake, Arise : A Christmas Show For Our Times,  is an unmissable one-off collaboration.  Five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists have announced a special tour, celebrating the riches of varied winter traditions,  from the British Isles and further afield and reflecting on the hope and resilience in music and song, that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season.

Award-winning folk trio Lady Maisery (Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew) have for nearly a decade produced  “some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene” (The Guardian).  Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song.

The beguiling musical partnership of Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith complete the powerful line-up, bringing the outstanding vocals, sensitive instrumentation and powerful social conscience that has won them widespread critical acclaim.

“Making common cause between antique songs and present circumstances is one of the grails of modern folk, one this young duo pull off impressively… Rousing stuff.” (The Observer).

Featuring traditional songs and folk carols alongside contemporary music to galvanise and brighten the darkest season, Awake Arise will warm your heart, inspire your mind and put a spring in your step.

We all want a bit of that don’t we ??!

Tour dates 2018:

8th December All Hallows Church, Leeds, 7:30pm doors https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/awake-arise-live-at-all-hallows-tickets-50822363056

9th December Victoria Hall, Settle, 7.30 pm doors,   https://www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk/eventsandshows/awakearise091218

11th December Chesterfield Parish Church, Chesterfield, 7:30 pm doors https://www.wegottickets.com/event/441376

12th December The Chapel, Abergavenny, 7:30pm doors http://www.artshopmaterials.co.uk/awake-arise-ticket.html

13th December Cecil Sharp House, London, 7:30pm doors
https://www.cecilsharphouse.org/vwml-join-us/21-shared/shared-events/5437-awake-arise

14th December National Forest Folk Club, Moira nr Ashby De La Zouch, 8pm doors http://www.nationalforestfolk.com/page-6/

16th December The Other Place, RSC Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB 7:30pm doors https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/live-at-the-rsc-awake-arise

17th December Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, CO1 1NF 7:45pm doors https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/folk/a-christmas-show-for-these-times-with-ladymaisery-jimmy-aldridge-sid-goldsmith/?spektrix_bounce=true

21st December Downend Folk Club, Bristol, BS16 5UE 7:30pm doors  http://www.downendfolkclub.co.uk/index.php/whats-on/223-friday-21st-december-2018awake-arise-a-christmas-show-for-our-times-support-from-danny-pedlar-rosie-butler-hall

For more information on Lady Maisery:http://www.ladymaisery.com

For more information on Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith:  http://www.jimmyandsidduo.com