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Over two nights on 1st and 2nd November some 9 headline acts will perform in the intimate setting of St Mary’s Church as part of the Other Voices Cardigan festival which will be hosted by Huw Stephens and Kizzy Crawford. These performances will be simultaneously broadcast live to screens in and around the town so that the local community and visitors to the town alike can share in the excitement of this exceptional experience.
You cannot buy tickets, only win them. Register at mwldan.ticketsolve.com/shows/873610828 (with a £5.00 registrationn fee). Wristband holders will be entered into a draw to win prized admission tickets to the performances at St Mary’s Church and tickets will also be allocated via competitions in media and social media.
Visit www.othervoices.ie/content/other-voices-cardigan-lleisiau-eraill-aberteifi for more information.
Gruff Rhys is a prolific and inventive Welsh musician whose music encompasses a range of styles, including psychedelia, folk and electro-pop. His third album, Hotel Shampoo, won the Artrocker Album of the Year award and the Welsh Music Prize in 2011. Gruff is well known as the singer and main songwriter for Super Furry Animals, and he also formed Neon Neon, the electro-pop collaborative project with Boom Bip. In 2014, Gruff released American Interior, an album, book, film and app, exploring the life of John Evans, who left Wales for north America in 1792 in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans. Then in 2016, despite a busy schedule touring again with the Super Furries, he found time to compose the soundtrack album for Andy Goddard's film Set Fire To The Stars. His most recent release, 2018's Babelsberg, was recorded with the 72 piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
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Signed to Lily's Bank Holiday label is the LA born, Brighton native Celeste. She was raised on seaside air and inspired by Vanguard jazz. From idolising the vocal prowess of Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Etta James, The Supremes, Marlena Shaw, and Tina Turner, Celeste learned to sing with heart and soon developed a love of instrumentalists such as Thelonious Monk, Alice Coltrane, and Sun-Ra, and the film scores of John Barry. All of this has come together to create Celeste’s unfeigned, honest, and heartfelt writing style.
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Named after the the child-murdering villain from the classic ballad, Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four piece group playing today (along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat who joined in 2012). Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, krautrock, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, drone, punk and rock n’ roll.
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Gwenno Saunders is a Welsh musician and dancer best known as a singer and keyboardist with The Pipettes, where she was known by the name Gwenno Pipette. She now performs as a solo artist.
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'Boy Azooga, the psych-flecked musical vehicle for Cardiff’s Davey Newington multifarious musical mission. A prodigous musical talent, Davey Newington is a young man with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the Royal Marines. Davey’s dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself took up drums at the age of six and also enjoyed orchestral engagement, playing in various Welsh Orchestra’s and Jazz bands as a teenager. Inspired by his art teacher at school who sent him off to town to buy Can’s Ege Bamyasi, taking inspiration from the likes of Sly & The Family Stone, Caribou, Black Sabbath, Outkast, Van McCoy, Ty Segall and The Beastie Boys and nabbing their name from the 1994 film The Little Rascals, Davey recruited friends Daf Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes to form the Boy Azooga live quartet, an ensemble that swings smoothly from filmic instrumentals to a churning, rave-tinged rock that hints at both Can and their progeny in Happy Mondays.'
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St Mary's Church
- 7 Church Street
- SA43 1DR