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Gig at the Greenhouses – Balladeste

Balladeste will take you to new heights with their beautiful sounds. A collaboration between Preetha Narayanan (Violin) and Tara Franks (cello), Balladeste explore the versatility and sound potential of just two string instruments.

With traces of contemporary minimalism, Indian classical and folk, the duo creates 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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Ewan Mclennan plays a Gig at the Greenhouses

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.  Have a listen here.

From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan’s most recent solo album, ‘Stories Still Untold’, continued this reception:

‘Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album

of traditional folk’  **** The Telegraph

Ewan’s most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness – a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot – seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

‘Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set’

 **** Guardian

In 2018, Ewan will continue to tour solo, performing songs from previous albums as well as airing new material, both self-penned and traditional workings, ahead of his new album release in 2019.

‘McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.’ **** Songlines

Ewan will be supported by the wonderful Norfolk Broads – a four-piece female ensemble who enjoy singing low-pitched folk songs about love, despair, and dastardly boyfriends. The Broads supply their repertoire of traditional stories with a contemporary verve and energy, using old songs to fuel new takes on the lives of women both past and present.

‘Young female quartet the Norfolk Broads are strong storytellers…Their close harmonies brought a witty feminist take to a well-curated set of tales of impotence, greedy landlords, and the joys of a single life.’
 
**** Guardian
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We 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 when you can also admire our Gorgeous Gourds exhibition with night-time scented plants for evening pollinators.  We have plenty of chairs, but do bring a warm jumper!

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Around 6.45pm, Norfolk Broads will play
Around 7.45pm,  Ewan will play his first set
Around 8.45pm, Ewan will play his second set

Around 9.30pm, 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.

 

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