Posts Tagged ‘‘Isle of Purbeck’’

Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 - Best Countryside Festival

August 24th, 2013

Playing at Purbeck Folk Festival again on Saturday night!!

22:20 – 23:00 on the Fire Stage

 

Pete Christie performing on the Fire Stage at Purbeck Folk Festival 2013

Lowden O10

Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 recently won Best Countryside Festival Award

 

“…fabulous music,
idyllic hill-farm setting,
laid back atmosphere…”

 

Purbeck Folk Festival is in its fifth year, with a great Lineup again; impressively the headliner on Sunday is BBC Folk Award winners Show of Hands.

 
 

Credit to the organisers and Festival director Paul Burke, who also runs the
Bournemouth Folk Club. Playing there next month with Westcountry Songwriters Circle on 29 September.

 

Nice touch this year as local residents (BH19 postcodes) can come and enjoy the festival for FREE on Friday 23 August.
That would be at the bottom of my garden then!

 
 

Other than the Purbeck Folk Festival, there are also a few other music events I like to perform at on The Isle of Purbeck, such as the Square and Compass, Bankes Arms Beer and Music Festival in Studland, The Ship Inn in Langton Matravers for my neighbours and The Black Swan in Swanage.

 
 

Map of music events Pete Christie performs at on The Isle of Purbeck

Map of Music Events Pete Christie performs at on the Isle of Purbeck

 
 

Purbeck Folk Festival covers the broader definition of folk music and you can hear the music from all around the world. There’s something for everyone! The festival gives the young finalists from Radio 2’s young folk awards a chance to play, internationally known artists and the best of Dorset’s local music scene. Check out the image gallery from The Purbeck Folk Festival in 2012

 

The location of Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 is Wilkswood Farm, a working sheep farm in Langton Matravers in the rolling hills of Dorset. on the beautiful Jurassic coast.

 

The Purbeck Folk Festival 2013 is on for 3 days 23 to 25 August Bank Holiday weekend 2013
Opening times (festival arena) are Thursday 6pm to late on Sunday.

Hope the weather stays nice!

 
by Pete Christie

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

 

Ship Inn, Langton Matravers, Purbeck

March 3rd, 2012

Pete Christie performing at the Ship Inn, in Langton Matravers on The Isle of Purbeck

FATEA Showcases Pete Christie Dorset Folk Musician sings ‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’

February 5th, 2012

FATEA Showcases

 

Fatea Showcase Session Spring 12:Walking

 

The Fatea Showcases album is now available for a three month period at no cost, feel free to help yourselves and share it

 

http://www.fatea-showcase-sessions.co.uk/

The Fatea Showcase Sessions are designed to provide greater exposure to artists that have impressed the Fatea team. Some are already signed, others are carving a solo trail, releasing songs on their own labels, all are dedicated to their music

 

Fatea Showcase Session Download Spring 12 – Walking which went live on February 1st. is proud to announce the following line-up:

 

01. Merry Hell – Drunken Serenade
02. L.A. Salami – We’ll Solve It After
03. Richard Kitson – Robin Hood’s Bay
04. The Willows – Absent Friends
05. Hannah James & Sam Sweeney – On Yonder Hill There Sits A Hare
06. David Youngs – In Sabina (Portland Strubel)
07. Pete Christie – Ballad Of An Ordinary Man
08. Tri – Morning Dew/MacArthur Road
09. Sproatly Smith – Blackthorn Winter
10. Holika – Corner Of A Circle
11. Robert Brown – Lord Franklin
12. Fran Milner – A Feeling
13. Rapunzel & Sedayne – Katy Kay/Katie Cruel
14. Blueflint – High Country
15. Duotone – Alphabet
16. Black Peak – Prodigy
17. Dylan Walshe – Your Belly Not Mine

 

A massive thanks to Neil King, Editor FATEA, for all his dedication to live music, production and promoting musicians.

 

 

Pete Christie, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset Folk Musician sings

‘Ballad Of An Ordinary Man’ at Dancing Ledge, Purbeck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATT ANDERSEN (CANADA) plus support – PETE CHRISTIE (UK) The Greys Pub Brighton 27 Sept 2010

August 20th, 2010

Americana acoustic blues and roots meets Anglicana acoustic folk rock

Matt Andersen

Canadian blues roots guitar

“Matt is the most outstanding live blues/Americana performer you will ever see”

Pete Christie

Acoustic Folk Rock

The way he explores rhythm and the dynamics of the instrument is a real education. His use of the loop station, and a few subtle dabs on his effects pedals, layering rhythms and sounds, is mesmerising.
Ian Peterson, LiveWire

The Greys Pub Brighton

Live Music Venue Brighton

The Greys is a remarkable pub situated at the heart of the quirky Hanover area of Brighton. It serves exceptional food, brilliantly kept wines and real ales and most Mondays there are gigs by national and internationally known artistes.

ESJP conference RSA London

August 8th, 2010

UKMusicreview by Elliot Ramsey – Acoustic / Alternative / Folk Rock

June 21st, 2010

UKMusicreview

of Pete Christie’s album ‘Frank’

Rating (1-10): 8.0

Pete Christie Review by Elliot Ramsey

Defined by The Troubadour as a ‘powerfully melodic and intelligent, lyrically diverse and thought-provoking singer-songwriter’, great things were to be expected from my first listen of Pete Christie. Thankfully, I wasn’t disappointed. Residing in the Isle of Purbeck near Bournemouth, Christie is a true ambassador of the genres of Folk and Traditional music, writing honest and sincere lyrics which are lost with many of today’s modern singer songwriters.

Ranging from the stripped back beauty of ‘Just a Song’ to the full electric sound of ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’, Christie provides his listeners with a remarkable array of talent across a spectrum of 9 well crafted compositions. Every song features Christie’s signature simplistic guitar playing which lays the foundations for his plain spoken yet powerful lyrics, accompanied by the Band of the Royal British Legion Christchurch and his own backing band.

Inspired by his late mother who suffered from dementia, Christie speaks on his MySpace page of how she addressed him as ‘Frank’ which gave him the inspiration to produce the album. This is, indeed, evident throughout the entirety of the record; the emotion, integrity and sentiment found in each lyric presents his fondness and love for his mother. Certainly, his unique and mature writing style, met with lyrics which hold such depth, present a modern and somewhat ‘cool’ depiction of folk and traditional music; Christie truly is the epitome of what modern folk artists could only aspire to be.

His sincere arrangement of the Bob Dylan classic ‘Not Dark Yet’ clearly shows his sheer versatility as an artist; his individual interpretation illustrates a whole separate musical dimension to him and demonstrates his capabilities as an exceptional guitar player. Despite the open nature of ‘Frank’, the album proves slightly repetitive due to a lack of variety among songs; his pure simplicity, which often works in his favour, creates at times a rather tedious listen and each song is somewhat reminiscent of the last.

Criticisms aside, there is no doubt that Pete Christie has crafted a sheer masterpiece and his latest album proves to be a frank portrayal of an influential era in his life.

BBC Introducing: The South – live session with Phil Jackson

June 14th, 2010

BBC Introducing: The South with Phil Jackson.
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

BBC Radio South Live's Phil Jackson

Specialist music show, BBC Introducing: The South, is broadcast across the south and online via BBC iPlayer.

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Date: Sunday, 20 June 2010
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Time: 19:00 – 21:00
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Location: BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey & BBC Radio Solent

Listen in Brighton on 95.3 FM
Listen in Sussex & Surrey 104-104.8 FM
Listen in Solent & Hampshire on 96.1 FM
Listen in Dorset on 103.8 FM

Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/sussex
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/surrey
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/hampshire
Listen on-line http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset

you can text the show on 07786 20 70 70
or you can e-mail unsigned@bbc.co.uk

‘Frank’ Track List and Credits

June 8th, 2010

Album ‘Frank’ 2009

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Track List

1)   Open Your Heart

2)   Normal Shade Of Blue

3)   Not Dark Yet*

4)   Shattered

5)   Waiting in the Wings

6)   Easy Come, Easy Go

7)   Monday Morning

8)   Making Waves

9)   Just A Song

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All songs by Pete Christie except *Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan

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Recorded at Active Music Studios, Poole 2009

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Pete Christie                              Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards on “Monday Morning”

Pete Wallbridge                        Bass Guitar, Drums on “Monday Morning”

Ted Wallbridge                         Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

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Frankie Milner Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Aimee Newsome-Stone Backing Vocals

Monique Houraghan Backing Vocals

The Band of the Royal British Legion, Christchurch on Waiting in the Wings

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Produced by               Pete Christie and Martin Condon

Engineered by            Martin Condon

Photography               Bob Whetton Photographer

Design                            Bob Hall Graphic Artist

Pete Christie album artwork

Robert Whetton Photographer image of Pete Christie album ‘Frank’

from the Robert Whetton Photographer blog

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Pete Christie’s guitars:

Gurian C Series

Lowden O10

David Oddy

Avalon A100

Yamaha SG1000

Yamaha APX10 Classical

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Author: Pete Christie

HiFi cables – important to musicians – Atlas Cables

June 3rd, 2010

All cables used by Pete Christie, from guitar to pedal board, between the pedals, from the pedal board to the d/i box, and from the d/i box to the mixing desk are made using Atlas Quadstar, an Atlas Cables product.

More details on the Pete Christie Guitar Techniques page.