Posts Tagged ‘Purbeck’

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

pete christie thank you gig at the square & compass isle of purbeck

September 18th, 2012

pete christie at the square & compass

worth matravers, isle of purbeck, dorset

thurs 20th september 2012

a “thank-you” gig for good friends
a “hello” gig for new friends
all welcome

free entry 8:45 – 11:00

 

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.

 

 

 

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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

 

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Purbeck Folk Musician

October 13th, 2011

Pete Christie playing his Lowden acoustic guitar at Dancing Ledge on The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset UK

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

Derrin Nauendorf, Pete Christie, Alex Roberts Live @ Mr Kyps

January 20th, 2011

Photo by Peter Scheibner

3 outstanding acoustic guitarists together on 1 bill

@ Mr Kyps ‘in the round’ Sunday 13 March 2011

Advance: £7.00
Door: £9.00

Great songs. Great guitar techniques. Great night.

Derrin Nauendorf – headline

http://www.derrinnauendorf.com
– power beyond the scope of the instrumental forces involved.

Maverick Magazine – “Just Amazing, A man who deserves to be a major player in the music world.”
Yamaha – “Blistering acoustic roots performer”
Blues Matters – “Simply Spellbinding”

Pete Christie

http://www.petechristie.co.uk
– mesmerising, the epitome of what modern folk artists could only aspire to be.

Alex Roberts

http://alexrobertsmusic.com
– represents all the best aspects of the songwriter’s craft.

BBC Introducing: The South – live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson

September 8th, 2010

Pete Christie performing ‘Lost’
BBC Introducing: The South — live session with Phil Jackson

BBC Introducing : The South, Brighton
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs


BBC Introducing: The South – live session in Brighton with Phil Jackson

September 8th, 2010

Pete Christie performing ‘Easy Come Easy Go’
BBC Introducing: The South – live session with Phil Jackson

BBC Introducing : The South, Brighton
The best in unsigned music with live lounge gigs

Music and Merriment charity Festival 2010

August 29th, 2010

Pete Christie on the big stage at Music and Merriment charity Festival 2010

Photography by Noel Coates at clearinnervision photography

Photography of Pete Christie on the big stage at Music and merriment festival by Noel Coates

Music and Merriment Festival A Charity Event for the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust Spetisbury Rings, Spetisbury, Dorset, UK Music and Merriment