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Music Out There press release

Carn to Cove is Cornwall’s rural touring scheme for performing arts, and presents a wide variety of professional touring artists in village halls throughout the county. Tim Smithies is the Project Director and tells us ‘we fill our wonderfully varied community spaces with poetry, laughter, music, drama, stories and dancing. Local people choose the live shows they want to see and hear in their halls. This means we have loads of variety for everyone across Cornwall. Our Music Out There strand promotes new and world music of the highest quality in Cornwall in authentic community surroundings.’ This September they are launching their autumn season with a competition for one lucky reader to win two tickets to a show of their choice plus a two night stay in one of Cornwall’s top hotels, the Tresanton in St Mawes.

The first musical offering is the Budapest Cafe Orchestra, who will be spinning traditional, gypsy and folk music native of the Balkans as part of the September Festival in St Ives. A more laid back groove is provided by Ninebarrow, the multi-award-winning folk duo, derived from a cross between Simon & Garfunkel and Seth Lakeman  and a very Cornish evening  rich in stories, tales, music and songs from the writer Annamaria Murphy (Kneehigh Theatre, BBC Radio 4 , Cscape , Rogue Theatre) and played by musicians and composers Bagas Degol, following The Salt Roads around the coast of Cornwall follows them.

In a completely different atmosphere, the curious Moscow Drug Club is reserved for adults, based in the 1930’s, and includes some elements of Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire. Coming next, the Senegalese singer Amadou Diagne and his dynamic and creative team of musicians ‘Group Yakar’ bring a world music sound to Cornwall. Amadou is a multi-instrumentalist based in UK, and plays guitar, percussion and kora. The band creates music out of the ordinary and transcends categories: it goes from Afrobeat to Blues, Jazz Funk to Mbalax, African Salsa with a Rock attitude, combined with their love of spontaneity.

Shortly before Halloween, The Paper Cinema  visit for one night only to present a captivating and an enchanting creation based on ghostly tales from Cornwall – part of a South West tour which also includes Devon, Wiltshire and Shropshire.

The Celtic theme is then continued with performances Jim Causley a a gifted composer of both words and music and The Calum Stewart Trio, who combine old and new melodies, resulting in an energetic and decisive show.  His trio is performing in Newquay as part of the Lowender Peran festival in the town.

Coming next, Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis have been defined as a slick contemporary folk duo, who have a modern approach to creating a classic sound.  And finally, Clive Carroll was described by Acoustic Guitar magazine as ‘Probably the Best and Most Original Young Acoustic Guitar Player and Composer in Britain’.

You can keep up to date by liking the Facebook page or following on Twitter and Instagram.  If you are interested in joining the mailing list to receive a brochure, please call Tim or Claire on 01209 312500.

To be in with a chance of winning ticket and a hotel stay, please click here.

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