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Friday, October 20th, 2017
7:00 PM
Comfy & Acoustic 2017.
Our award winning bookshop hosts another fantastic lineup of acoustic music from across the UK. Music, coffee, cake and wine.

Get the lower price of £10 by pre-booking. £13 on the door.
Doors open at 7pm, come early to get a good seat.

Stage times:
Ranagri 8.00-9.00 approximate
Kadia 9.15-10.15 approximate

Ranagri
Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians (Dónal Rogers, Ellie Turner, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks)
who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric
harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting,
enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling.
Between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of farmland; a place of untouched
natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). It's where
Dónal's family come from and still live today.
Ranagri were delighted to secure a record contract with Grammy Award Winning Record Label 'Stockfisch' in
2014 where they recorded the highly acclaimed SACD hybrid album 'Fort of the Hare'.
They have also published a book 'Song Folk Art' through Robinswood Press with an
accompanying Traditional Folk Album recorded throughout 2014.
Ranagri had a busy 2015/16 with performances at Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge
and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Folk on the Quay and combining their love for
world music they have collaborated with top Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre,
London the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside of India which has hosted the likes of Ravi Shankar and
George Harrison.
Ranagri have recently released an album with International star Tony Christie of an Irish Folk-Song album, tracing a
shared Irish heritage.
http://www.ranagri.com

Kadia
Kadia are a fast rising acoustic trio from Dorset. They perform a galvanizing mix of traditional and cutting edge original folk songs. Combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin with stunning three part harmony, they create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. Their live performances have built them a fearsome reputation, and are often described as sublime and unforgettable.
The band have recently released an EP of five traditional songs titled The Outlandish Collection after an older variant of the Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight which features on this release. This EP may well be traditional, but the arrangements are incredibly refreshing and unmistakably delivered with the usual Kadia twist. These songs have a long, rich history and some have existed in different guises under various names.
Kadia's debut album 'East of Alexandria' made The Telegraph list of top folk albums of the year, where it was positively received as a record 'full of unexpected surprises'. It was also nominated for the Fatea Magazine Debut Album of the Year award, alongside Stick in the Wheel and The Changing Room. The album has received positive reviews from publications including Shire Folk and Fatea Magazine, who wrote that this was 'an album of promises fulfilled'.
Last year, they performed on Main Stage 2 at the Cambridge Folk Festival alongside La Vent du Nord, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Wildwood Kin. This adds to an ever increasing list of respected festivals including Oxford, Priddy and Purbeck Valley Folk Festivals.
Kadia have also had the opportunity to support Nancy Kerr, Jackie Oates, Jim Moray, Chris Leslie, Gilmore and Roberts, The Willows, Moulettes, Nizlopi, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, and Ninebarrow among many others. They are also seeing ever increasing radio play on BBC regional radio, local radio and internet radio shows
http://kadiaband.co.uk

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/408748
The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus cake.
No other food or drink to be brought into the premises.
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NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance.