Posts Tagged ‘Folk’

Elements of Folk Concert in Yetminster Dorset

October 21st, 2013

Yetminster Fair Association; David Torrance and Philip Jubb organised a brilliant folk concert.

 

All performers on stage tigether for the finale

 

Lineup:

* Bonny Sartin of the Yetties did a sterling job as compere – with his hilarious song about rabbits

* Pete Christie – enjoying jamming and playing with everyone on stage, back stage and in the kitchen session

* Homesick Gypsy – Gypsy Folk, Jazz and moody blues:
Lead vocals and Rhythm guitar- Stef Mizrany (‘Cat’ song fun in the kitchen session)
Upright Bass- Lionel Lowe (Great Jammer)
Violin-Naomi Williams (her highlight was dueting with Tommy)
Guitar- Joe Ferdinand (great young player – got me into gypsy jazz)

* Tom McConville – ‘The Newcastle Fiddle Player’ and BBC Folk Musician of the Year 2009, warm voice and a splendid sense of humour full of delightful anecdotes with Andy Watt doing great things on his lovely handmade moon Guitar

 
 

We hear the audience rather liked us and we sold lots of albums to happy music lovers!!

“…It truly was an exceptional experience and the superlatives in the returned questionnaires are telling us how much you were all appreciated.

We knew it was going to be fun with all the jamming that went on before things started and the concert finale was certainly something to be remembered…”
David Torrance, YFA Treasurer

 

There are plenty of concert images on the Pete Christie Facebook page and some video footage of the concert finale with all singer songwriters and musicians onstage together doing an impromptu collaboration.

 

ELEMENTS OF FOLK

Held at St Andrew’s Hall, Yetminster, DT9 6LQ,
Saturday 12 October 2013, doors open 7pm.
Tickets £12.50

 

It has been a good year of folk music events; with Purbeck Folk Festival, Folk on the Quay with Alex Roberts and Andy Grant, Fiveways Folk Club and  Bournemouth Folk Club and various other folk concerts with Westcountry Songwriters Circle.

by Pete Christie

Performing in the BBC4 Songwriters Circle format

September 21st, 2013

A unique performance for the Joules Yard audience featuring three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters

 
A unique FREE performance for the Joules Yard audience featuring three of the UK’s top singer-songwriters

Westcountry Songwriters Circle is Pete Christie, Jinder and Nicky Swann; 3 independent British musicians from Dorset and South Devon, performing in the BBC4 Songwriters Circle format

 

All the performers on-stage together and take it in turns to perform their own songs, mostly accompanied by the others…”

 

An entertaining combination of Acoustic guitar, harmonies, melodies, singer songwriter songs, fingerstyle guitar and mandolin, with origins in folk, roots, ballads and blues.

 

“…It’s a great concept, works with beautiful informality, they are all not only wonderful musicians, but also highly entertaining raconteurs…”

 
 

 
 

Joules Yard & Eating House,
Rear of 53-55 High Street,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7AF

 

Next week Westcountry Songwriters Circle will be performing at Bournemouth Folk Club

 
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UK Roots Movement Singer Songwriters at Folk On The Quay

June 20th, 2013

Part of UK Roots Movement – Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together as the Headline act at Harbour Lounge, part of the ‘Folk On The Quay’ festival

 

Folk On The Quay 2013 will be at various locations along Poole Quay, in Dorset, on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2013

 

Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant will be participating in this music festival at 9pm Saturday 29 June 2013. Pete Christie was asked to host and headline the Harbour Lounge event and thought what great fun it would be again to get fellow UK Roots Movement musicians; Alex Roberts and Andy Grant to along also; there will be plenty of fingerstyle guitar technique, guitars and singer songwriter folk and roots material that night!

 

 

UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant

 

This is a new festival brought together by Poole Tourism and Folk Dorset; Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, both of which are accomplished musicians and event organisers, who run the famous Bournemouth Folk Club and more recently started putting on the beautiful Purbeck Folk Festival. Pete Christie will be playing again this year at Purbeck Folk Festival on Saturday, August 24th, on the  Fire Stage, at 10pm.

 

Poole’s Folk On The Quay festival is a FREE event with top folk acts, world music and dancing. What a great location with fantastic views over the harbour!

 

The Saturday evening will have a street concert and 3 stages, ceilidh dances and lots of other attractions through the weekend with local pub landlords also hosting music along the Quay.

 

part of UK Roots Movement - Pete Christie, Alex Roberts and Andy Grant are performing together at the 'Folk On The Quay' festival

 

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Independent UK musicians perform at Fiveways Folk Club

February 11th, 2013

Pete Christie performing at Fiveways Folk Club

Fiveways is a new Folk club in Charminster, Bournemouth run by Mo, Ed & Karen to showcase popular local performers and for those who enjoy good music.

13th Feb is a club night I may take the Gurian guitar for this unplugged night.

 

acoustic guitar performance at Fiveways Folk Club

 

 

You can expect to hear a wide range music from traditional and contemporary folk, to celtic and singer/songwriter artists.

 

The Folk Club is in an upstairs function room and well away from the busy pub, with its own bar.

The Folk Club runs on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Doors open 7.30, Music starts at 8pm.

I was lucky enough to one of the musicians invited to the opening night at Fiveways Folk Club on 24 October 2012

“…Pete Christie, performing songs & melodies in his own unique style…”

Check out the Fiveways Folk Club Facebook for more details

Pete Christie on Fiveways Folk Club Facebook Timeline cover

Fiveways Folk

“…Pete Christie did a great set on our opening night. You can see him again combining styles from rock & folk ballards to blues He’s a unique fingerstyle guitarist & I’m looking forward to an amazing evening!…”

 

On the road with West Country Songwriters Circle Special

February 5th, 2013

What a fantastic live music night at Finedon Community Centre

A former Methodist Church in Northampton, with amazing acoustics and a great sound desk / engineer Geoff Bland – perfect for musicians!! Compere and Master of Ceremonies was Kevin Buxton courtesy of Kontra Roots and Finedon Sessions.

The whole concept of  the Westcountry Songwriters’ Circle Special was very well received by the audience and we have been invited back for a repeat performance at Joules Yard in Market Harborough on 21st September 2013.

 

Pete Christie, Jinder and Nicky Swann on stage

 

Westcountry Songwriters’ Circle Special with

Pete Christie Facebook

Phil Jinder Dewhurst Facebook
http://www.jinder.co.uk/

Nicky Swann Facebook
http://www.nickyswann.com/

Chesk out more images in a Facebook album

 

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Pete Christie’s political song ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ video

October 12th, 2012

British singer songwriter acoustic guitarist Pete Christie performs ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ on YouTube

 

 

A song which protests about the erosion of the principles of life that were once described as ‘rights’, only to be conveniently re-defined as merely temporary privileges by the changing of political horizons.

 
 

Live Music Event performed at The Dolphin Pub, Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK

 

You can read more about the guitars Pete Christie uses, his guitar technique and how it is all about the quality of the music

 

Watch other Pete Christie videos on YouTube

Pete Christie – Black, White, and 50 Shades of Grey – Review by FATEA

August 30th, 2012

Review of Pete Christie’s performance on the Fire Stage at the Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King Editor of FATEA Magazine.

 Pete Christie on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Folk Festival 2012 by Neil King, Editor FATEA Magazine

Next up is on the Fire Stage is Pete Christie. Pete is a singer songwriter that I’ve long admired. He’s got the common touch in terms of his song writing. His songs portray an attitude of dogged determination and have plenty of character.

Some of his material definitely falls into the protest singer category, but others also have a far more personal touch, symbolising an individual’s inner struggle and their relationships with people and society around them offering a counterpoint to songs coming more about society.

 

Pete always gives off the vibe of a musician totally absorbed in what they are doing on stage, coming out of it to talk to the audience between songs. He plays his songs very much live, meaning that even the songs of his you think you’re familiar with may well throw you on the day. It’s also a set that sits on the cusp between night and day and that’s a good metaphor for the performance, the clarity of daylight dwindles and the uncertainty of the night begins to take hold. Issues aren’t black and white, events tend to be impacted by what’s in the shadows and Pete’s songs reflect that well.

 

This is a performance to savour, one to take onboard and definitely one to experience, Purbeck Folk festival has chosen it’s acts well.

 

 

 

FATEA offer a number of Services News & Features Reviews Releases Live Gig & Festival guide and acoustic spectrum radio show.

 

 

Live at The White Horse, Quidhampton, Wiltshire

August 2nd, 2012

Pete Christie performs his singer songwriter set on his Lowden O10 guitar in Quidhampton

Pete Christie performing at Purbeck Folk Festival 2012

August 1st, 2012

The Purbeck Folk Festival takes place literally yards away from my garden, at Wilkswood Farm in Langton Matravers, near Swanage, in Dorset. According to Google, I am one  of a select number of  ‘Isle of Purbeck Folk musicians‘ and happily, this year, not only am I performing twice at the festival, but I am very proud to have been given the privilege of opening the acoustic stage on Friday 24th August.

Pete Christie on the Isle of Purbeck with his hand made Lowden O10 guitar in hand

The Purbeck Folk Festival was started in 2009 and is run by Paul Burke and Catherine Burke, who run Bournemouth Folk Club and Phil Watkins and Mick Callaghan from Centre Stage, a popular music venue in Bournemouth.

 

Purbeck Folk Festival is a family friendly event for 1,500, held in three big barns, on a working farm, set in the Purbeck Hills, with fabulous views across Swanage Bay.

Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk and world music, focussing on quality music. The festival line-up always includes some of the best young folk artists, national bands, some internationally known artists and the best of Dorset’s local music scene.  There are more than 30 top folk, roots and world music acts,  including acclaimed singer-songwriter KT Tunstall to headline the festival.

I am performing on the Main Stage – Long Barn Stage at 7pm on Friday 24 August and by all accounts this is the main stage.

TIME CHANGE :Then performing again on Saturday 25 August on the Fire Stage at 7.40pm

 

Tickets prices and details

 

Swindon welcomes Dorset Guitarist for a Jubilee Live Music Event

June 13th, 2012

A lively set on Sunday 3 June afternoon, with a listening audience who bought lots of albums; what could be a better way to spend time for a musician like Pete Christie, who works hard to deliver a balanced singer-songwriter set of folk, blues, rock and ballads.

 

Pete Christie performs his singer songwriter set on his Lowden guitar in Swindon at The Beehive Pub

 

The audience showed lots of appreciation for the varied original anglicana set and a few covers, done in Pete’s unique acoustic fingerstyle technique. One such song is the ‘Ballad Of Lucy Jordan’, originally recorded by Dr. Hook and popularised by Marianne Faithfull. Pete Christie has been gaining some great compliments for this exciting adaptation which incorporates some dynamic looping and echo effects.

 

Pete is well known for performing a longer set and today was no exception, especially as some people had been watching the Jubilee celebrations.

 

Pete Christie is back again on Sunday, October 14th 2012 at 3pm.

 

The Beehive Pub

55 Prospect Hill, Old Town, Swindon

Phone: 01793 523187