Date(s) - September 24th 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Back for its fourth consecutive year, this event as always promises to provide high quality music in an a unique, yet intimate outdoor setting (ok, it’s a car park, but we think you’ll agree nevertheless).
Folk is Not A Rude Word And Neither Is Country is Chris Giles’ weekly radio show on Uckfield FM and with his selection of 3 diverse artists, there is sure to be something to please everyone’s ear. (This year, as with last years event , all 3 artists’ sets will be broadcast live in their entirety on Hailsham FM).
Suitable for the whole family, this is a popular relaxed event which is sure to be a crowd pleaser again. Licensed bar and snacks will be available. Our grateful thanks go to our generous sponsors Marlow Ropes and our hosts, South East Marts.
“Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists.”— Anaïs Mitchell
“A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation” – Folk Radio UK
“A unique lyrical mind” – Q Magazine
“A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5” – The Telegraph
Jack Harris’ songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His latest album, ‘The Wide Afternoon’, assembles 11 new songs, rooted in Folk and Blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories.
Emily Mae Winters
“Emily Mae Winters has produced an arresting, enthralling tantalising introduction to her work that leaves us hungry for more.” Folk Radio UK
“Superbly crafted and dramatic song writing.. Winters’ songs reflect a love of poetry, her lyrics giving a dark edge to songs that are beautifully performed. ” R2 Magazine
“Some singers grow on you over time and others stop you in your tracks. Emily Mae Winters falls into the second category.” Fatea Magazine
Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, calling London home for years, now currently based in Cambridge (UK) Emily Mae Winters has been deemed a wanderer. Growing up listening to a wide variety of English and Irish Folk music as well American country and americana, she always felt most at home blending transatlantic sounds together. A self confessed ‘poetry geek’ Winters spent her days in the library writing poems which she eventually started to put to music in her bedroom where she taught herself guitar
“Take about two cups of Johnny Cash add a dash or two of Tom Waits, and a smidgen of the psychobilly or punk roots that began molding him years ago, and you have Jack Cade.”
Jack Cade puts his musical leanings down to a mixture of watching Sergio Leone westerns far too many times and his early years spent sitting in his grandparents kitchen on a Sunday afternoon, whilst the roast dinner was in full swing, with the radio spewing out any number of country tunes.