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Gig at the Greenhouses – Balladeste

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Balladeste is a collaboration between Preetha Narayanan on violin and Tara Franks on cello.

Inspired by Indian classical and folk, the duo create original compositions that are vibrant and experimental yet melodic and filmic in quality.  Preetha and Tara have played at Conway Hall, Wiltons Music Hall, the National Portrait Gallery and many other venues. Have a look and listen to their beautiful, original music here and here

“Dazzling musicianship and transportive melodies. An utter privilege to have them on the show”  The Nest Collective – Resonance FM

Gates open 6pm to give you an opportunity to see the gardens and get food and drink.  Balladeste’s first set will be at 6.30pm to 7.15pm. Interval 7.15pm to 7.45pm. Second set 7.45pm to about 8.30pm.

We put on our Gigs at the Greenhouses to let people hear brilliant music, enjoy our lovely gardens and to raise money so that the community can benefit from BPCG 7 days a week.

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Gig at the Greenhouses – Tsvey Kipperim

*****SORRY! ONLINE TICKETED SEATS FOR GIG ARE NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH STANDING ROOM WITH RESTRICTED VIEW AT BACK OF GREENHOUSE  OR TO LISTEN FROM OUTSIDE, YOU CAN BUY A £5 TICKET ON THE GATE *****

The Tsvey Kipperim, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, are two members of Don Kipper – a multi award-winning ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London.

Separated from the shoal, these two breakaway Kippers delve deeply into the Neshama (spirit) of Jewish music. In their performances they take an audience on an odyssey through Eastern Europe, touching on many of the traditions which have influenced East European Jewish Music, such as Romani Music, and rural folk traditions from around the Balkans and the Mediterranean. From Greece to Moldova via a synagogue in Kiev they move with wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure. Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create.

Have a pre-listen here

Daniel Gouly has been described as a ‘stand out’ musician in the London scene according the Evening Standard and his soloing has been described as ‘transcendental’ by Songlines, while The Financial Times has claimed Josh Middleton ‘has played with every Klezmer musician in London.’ After some deliberation, the Tsvey Kipperim have decided that actually that’s probably true.

Gates open 6pm to give an opportunity to see the gardens and get food and drink.  Tsvey Kipperim’s first set will be at 6.30pm to 7.15pm. Interval 7.15pm to 7.45pm. Second set 7.45pm to about 8.30pm.

We put on our Gigs at the Greenhouses to let people hear brilliant music, enjoy our lovely gardens and to raise money so that the community can benefit from BPCG 7 days a week.

 

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SOLD OUT Gig at the Greenhouses – Faith I Branko

Described by The Guardian as ‘musically a delight’ and by BBC Radio 3 as ‘moving, breathtaking and virtuostic’, we are thrilled to have this Serbian-UK ensemble playing our first Gig at the Greenhouses for 2019.

Faith I Branko started a decade ago when accordionist Faith travelled to Serbia as a bandleader with Gifford’s circus. There she met and fell in love with virtuoso violinist Branko with music as their only tool for communication.  Together they have been composing and playing ever since.

Their wonderful music will take you on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs.  An absolute must see gig!

Read more about Faith and Branko’s  romantic story here and have a pre-listen and look here.

Join us for a wonderful session of seriously good sounds! Book your tickets below.

Gates open 4.30pm to give an opportunity to see the gardens and get food and drink.  Faith I Branko’s first set will be 5pm to 5.45pm. Interval 5.45pm to 6.15pm. Second set 6.15pm to about 7pm.

We put on our Gigs at the Greenhouses to let people hear brilliant music, enjoy our lovely gardens and to raise money so that the community can benefit from BPCG 7 days a week.

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Idumea Quartet Gig at the Greenhouses

Appalachian folk music under-laid by minimalism and chamber music; fabulous string playing combined with beautiful harmonized singing and the result is Idumea – a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic.

The Idumea Quartet is: Jane Rothfield and Ewan Macdonald on fiddle, Becka Wolfe on viola, Nathan Bontrager on cello.  The name Idumea is taken from song 47b from the Sacred Harp tradition of choral music.
A full-length recording project is currently underway but in the meantime, Have a pre-listen to Idumea’s fantastic take on Sally Ann here

We will be serving Appalachian fare – bean soup and corn bread – and running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 5pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens when you can also admire our Gorgeous Gourds exhibition.  We have plenty of chairs, but do bring a warm jumper!

 To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens. 

At the end of the event, you will leave by the Lido Gate Exit of the park so if driving, it is best to park your car on or near Dulwich Road near the Lido.

Online ticket purchase is now closed but you can buy tickets on the gates any time today!

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Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play a Gig at the Greenhouses

* Online Ticket Sales end Sun 8th July at 1pm. But you can buy tickets on the gate.  Cash only. *

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their combination of outstanding vocal work, sensitive instrumentation, and a powerful social conscience has brought them widespread critical acclaim.

‘Their real strength lies in their original compositions, which range from stories of protest and eviction to the powerful, atmospheric title track about night workers. An impressive set. (Robin Denselow, The Guardian)

The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with stunning musical arrangements and vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice.

Their critically acclaimed second album ‘Night Hours’ was released in December 2016 on Fellside Recordings. Described as ‘exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs’, it has cemented the duo’s reputation as two of the most exciting musicians and social commentators on the scene.

In September 2018 Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith will release their third album with a major UK tour. The album will be a further development of the duo’s songwriting and the contemporary sound that attracted such critical acclaim on their second release, Night Hours.

Have a listen to Jimmy and Sid here

‘To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists.’

The Guardian

‘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 

‘Determinedly forthright singing and empathetic arrangements give a compelling intensity and freshness…’ fRoots

‘Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs.’

Folk Radio UK

 

BPCG will be running a botanical bar serving drinks and snacks so arrive any time from 6pm to enjoy these with a stroll around the gardens.

Around 6.45pm, Jimmy and Sid will play their first set

Around 7.30pm, we will have an interval
Around 8.00pm,  Jimmy and Sid will play their second set

Around 8.45pm, we will leave the Greenhouses to exit the park via the Lido Gate

To find us, follow the signs in the park to the Community Greenhouses. We are between the Tennis Courts and the Walled Gardens.

Photo credit: Emily Fairweather

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