Posts Tagged ‘Dorset’

Opening the Bankes Arms Beer and Music Festival in Studland

August 9th, 2013

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

Isle of Purbeck Musician at an Isle of Purbeck Beer and Music Festival

I’m always glad to be back again at the Bankes Arms FestivalThere will be plenty of good party music from Jim Etherington, Blind Lemon Gliders, Chill and others, throughout the weekend.  

I’m the opening performer at the Festival at 6.30 on Thursday and then playing again on Saturday from 4pm to 6pm.  Taking the Avalon guitar with me this time and try out some new singer songwriter material!

 

Bankes Arms Studland Festival is on for 4 days; Thursday August 8th to Sunday 11th, 11am to 11pm

This is the pub’s 18th annual beer festival; it is free entrance and a very dog and children friendly festival.

 

In association with the Isle of Purbeck Brewery the festival features over 80 barrels of 200 quality cask-conditioned real ales and ciders.  The festival is hugely popular and a definite date in the beer-lover’s diary and is considered to be one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and the UK. The Live music is certainly very live and usually gets people dancing and singing along throughout the weekend. There is everything from Rock bands, acoustic, soul, Funk etc.

 

The Bankes Arms in Studland is an award-winning Dorset 15thC smugglers’ county inn, set in Studland overlooking the beautiful Purbeck coast, on top of the Studland Cliffs overlooking Old Harry Rocks. 

 

Loads of cyclists and motorists come over from Poole and Bournemouth by crossing the opening to Poole Harbour using the chain ferry at Sandbanks and travelling two miles South to Studland, or they take the A35 eastwards from Poole, then travel South along the A351 through Wareham and to Corfe, taking the B3351 at Corfe Castle to Studland.

Bankes Arms Beer Festival, Manor Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU

 
by Pete Christie

Playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

April 21st, 2013

Pete Christie songwriting and playing the Avalon acoustic guitar on Isle of Purbeck in Dorset uk

Dancing Diamonds - an original song by British singer songwriter

March 30th, 2013

Acoustic Fingerstyle guitar video

 

Dancing Diamonds – an original song by British singer songwriter Pete Christie, about someone who, on the surface, had everything they could ever want, but let it all slip away.

 
 

 
 

Filmed at Finedon Community Centre, a former Methodist Church in Northampton, with amazing acoustics.

 

Promoted by Kevin Buxton courtesy of Kontra Roots and Finedon Sessions. Sound engineer Geoff Bland.

 
 

Pete Christie performing his acoustic fingerstyle song Dancing Diamonds in Northampton

Dancing Diamonds – a song about someone who, on the surface, had everything they could ever want, but let it all slip away.


 

The night was a live music event called:
WEST COUNTRY SONGWRITERS’ CIRCLE SPECIAL FEATURING:
PETE CHRISTIE / NICKY SWANN / JINDER

 
by Pete Christie

Sean Taylor and Pete Christie play East Dorset Friends Of The Earth benefit gig

April 14th, 2012

Sean Taylor, Pete Christie & Introducing Jasmine Newsome Stone play a benefit to raise funds for East Dorset Friends Of The Earth.

 

East Dorset Friends Of The Earth 40th Birthday Benefit Gig

 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

 

Centre Stage, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset UK

 

FATEA Edotor Neil King says

 

Expect a great night of entertainment. Headliner Sean Taylor has recent released his exceptionally well received “Love Against Death”, his fifth album. Recognised as one of the best blues guitar players, singer/songwriters of his generation. This is his first gig in Bournemouth in three years.
Support comes from local singer/songwriter, Pete Christie ensuring that this will be an evening of top quality songs and performance
Friends Of The Earth believe in encouraging new growth and are pleased to introduce Jasmine Newsome-Stone to complete the line up for a great, lineup.

Quote from Sean’s website

Bob Harris Radio 2 programme; Bob has played two tracks from the album. Folk legend Mike Harding played a track and  raved about the album on Facebook & Twitter, writing ‘My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day’ … nice to be put in the same sentence as ‘The Boss’.

Tickets£10, £8 Concessions on the door or in advance from eastdorsetfoe@yahoo.co.uk

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin, Blandford Forum, Dorset

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts Live @ The Dolphin on Wednesday, March 14th 2012 – Bringing UK Roots Movement to Blandford Forum

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts always have a great musical experience when they perform together. They first started performing on occasion together at ‘Sirius’; a much missed and wonderful ‘listening’ music event, at The Tudor Grange, in Bournemouth. Something unexpected and musically inspiring always happens, arising from a relaxed musical respect and a love of traditional hand made musical instruments.

 

The musical styles of Pete Christie and Alex Roberts compliment each other:

 

Pete Christie is a powerful acoustic folk and roots & Anglicana singer songwriter, who has an individualistic fingerstyle guitar technique, who plays from the heart and sings from the soul.

 

Alex Roberts blends genres from baroque to blues, with a warm soulful voice, finger-style guitar, some fine lapsteel playing, mandolin, and a stompbox to boot.

 

…the audience always get swept up in it.

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts

 

Some of the live music venues that have shared Pete Christie and Alex Roberts are The Latest Music Bar in Brighton, The Half Moon, Putney and on numerous occasions, Mr Kyps, Poole, such as ‘Pete Christie and Friends’, ‘3 Guitarists’: Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts.

 

One very special event they performed together was Pete Christie’s music concept ‘Part 3’; a sell out collaborative event: 3 singer songwriters in a ‘songwriters’ circle’, share the stage throughout the event, with equal billing. The musicians play their solo songs and also add additional guitar technique and harmonies to each others songs. Lou Brown being the third musician.

 

Shortly after the ‘part 3’ event, the BBC aired a similar show; notably the episode with Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright held special appeal for Pete Christie; who has incorporated and contemporised Richard Thompson’s ‘Beeswing‘ and Loudon Wainwright’s ‘There’ll be lots of drinking in heaven’ into his live music set.

 

Pete Christie and Alex Roberts can be heard playing, Pete Christie’s classic song ‘Waiting In The Wings’, on a live recording, done by Sound Engineer, Richard Clarke, at Mr Kyps, Poole, Dorset

In 2011, Pete joined forces with Alex Roberts in his venture to bring like minded musicians together in the UK Roots Movement alongside Wille and the Bandits, Rory Ellis, Andy Grant, The Wishbones, and Hip Route. Artists of integrity who share the true philosophy of the troubadour and offer promoters and proprietors a stable of artists of proven quality and reliability.

 

The Dolphin   42 East Street    Blandford Forum     DT11 7DR

Part of The Dorset Piddle Brewery

 

Isle of Purbeck Folk Musician plays Isle of Purbeck again

August 29th, 2011

After years on the road, touring around London and the Southern UK, it was time to play at home on The Isle of Purbeck again.

So the ideal venue in Purbeck to play is The Bankes Arms Purbeck Beer Festival in Studland. Playing to over 1,000 people at lunchtime is a great feeling. I played a lively set to get the audience going for the day, with the help of Paul Graham on sound.

As Clive Connor says “A Top quaint traditional pub, with great sea views and real ale from its own Isle of Purbeck Micro Brewery

Kieran Halpin Headline with Guest Pete Christie at Sunray Folk Club

July 18th, 2011

“Great songs, great singing and great stories”

Bob Kirkpatrick runs a successful folk club on the music circuit, at Broadmayne Village Hall, Dorchester, that offers a wonderful venue for unplugged acoustics, has grown a lovely loyal audience of music lovers and hosts a charming and welcoming evening for visiting musicians.

Pete Christie I made some new friends at Sunray Folk club and rekindled old acquaintences, who listened intently to my songwriter performane of crafted lyrics. It means a lot to me to know that people can be touched by the words like ‘Waiting in the Wings’, in a venue where every note is heard. The Lowden sounded great and the sustain was awesome.

Kieran Halpin is a true storyteller; with comical anecdotes about travelling with his famiy in a caravan in Australia,among other touching stories, delivered in an engaging Irish brogue. I enjoyed ‘I don’t write love songs any more’; a sentiment I relate to!

Fine gentlemen players.

Sunray Folk Club

We like how Bob always puts on food for his musicians and  audience at Sunray Folk Club events . Nice one Bob!

Wilderness Gathering, The Original Bushcraft Show, Music, Handmade Guitars and Pete Christie

July 11th, 2011

An opportunity to demonstrate the difference wood makes in sound and tone, by day and play the handmade acoustic guitars by night.

Saturday night is MUSIC night at the Gathering by Isle of Purbeck singer songwriter guitarist Pete Christie

Really looking forward to performing and exhibiting at the Wilderness Gathering. I’ve got a few interesting things planned for the audience at night and a walk through on handcrafted guitars, demonstrating the difference the choice of wood for the soundboard of an acoustic guitar makes on the sound and tone.

The ‘Gathering‘ is a 4 Day Event 18 – 21 August 2011
Wilderness Gathering, the original Bushcraft Show, is the premier festival of bushcraft, survival and primitive living skills.

The Gathering has become a social event and brings together families and friends, all those interested in Bushcraft and Wilderness living skills to enjoy a weekend of knowledge sharing in a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere

The event is held at Bush Farm Bison Centre Farm & Woodland Gardens Native American & Wildlife Gallery, West Knoyle, Wiltshire.

Derrin Nauendorf Pete Christie Alex Roberts – Bob Dylan Tribute @ Mr Kyps

May 30th, 2011

Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts pay tribute to Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’ for their encore song together

Live at Mr-Kyps in Poole, Dorset, UK 13.03.2011

The Cellars Eastney by David Coombs

January 28th, 2011