Folk On The Lawn

"innovative folk for innovative folk"

   May 10

Thursday Night at Folk on the Lawn: Thursday, 13th July

For only the second year, we present an exclusive and intimate Thursday evening concert at Folk on the Lawn – a ‘double-header’ featuring:

Bina Williamson

Bina Williamson is an inspired and gifted singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As many of you will know, she has been a professional performer for the last 20 years, working mainly as a duo with Robin Williamson (who has fore- fronted many genres and has a list of credits as long as your arm).

Folk on the Lawn’s guiding principle being ‘innovative folk for innovative folk’ and knowing the sort of music Bina is currently producing – a massively varied series of songs and tunes, drawing on influences from the doorstep to influences afar – it seemed utterly apposite to allow your ears to behold it! We must add, also, that Bina’s ‘genuineness’ or ‘authenticity’ makes each of her performances intimate, warm…therapeutic even.

Bina will be accompanied by the legendary Robin at Folk on the Lawn.

Bina
Photograph: Marc Roberts

Keith Christmas

‘A powerful and impassioned album by a ’60s survivor with a bellyful of righteous fire’ – Steve Hunt – fRoots Magazine

‘Raspy cult folkie Christmas returns with this open-tuned emotional outpouring – autobiographical, political, haunting – and it’s his finest since the ’70s’ – Mojo Magazine

Keith Christmas has had a rich life within music: from playing the acoustic guitar on David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity‘ album, playing many of the early Glastonbury festivals, touring with King Crimson and Ten Years After, recording Stories from the Human Zoo in Los Angeles and playing with blues band, The Weathermen.

His 1970s classic, Brighter Day, was – and remains – critically acclaimed… and we would commend it to you.

It is in two periods of transition in Keith’s writing and performance that we at FotL were interested in especially, however. Both of these involved Keith finding himself writing ‘a different kind of acoustic material’ (mid-90s) and, most pertinently, ‘a whole new way of writing, playing guitar and singing’ (2015). Some of us heard the fruit of the latter. We were most impressed, as were the reviewers (above). Rather than an artist settling into a satisfied dotage – which Keith would have every right to do – this was charged work.

Keith will perform the whole of Crazy Dancing Days, the fruit of the 2015 enlightenment, on the Thursday evening.

KeithChristmas

Advance tickets for this exclusive event are available by contacting thursday@folkonthelawn.com . They are priced at £10. Door pricing with be £12.

Entry will be from 7.30pm with the concert beginning at 8pm.