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The Good Life Experience

Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire, this festival is absolutely unique and in 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday. Founded by four friends the Good Life Festival fits in with their idea of The Good Life. The festival epitomises the Good Life, with exceptional raucous music from all over the world curated by…

A Vanished Kingdom Performance as part of Marchland Season

What can we say about our show; A Vanished Kingdom? Not much, since it’s actually mostly your show and you’ve yet to devise it! What we can say is that, with the aid of artists and performers from the Marchland season, we’ll be presenting the audience with the stories, songs, dances, artwork, history, geography… from across the European borderland and…

Åkervinda + Alex Roth, Alice Zawadzki & Olesya Zdorovetskaya (from Sefiroth) as part of Marchland Season

With another chance to hear the modern Scandinavian folksong of Sweden and Denmark’s Akervinda plus a one-off set from three members of Sefiroth, Alex Roth, Alice Zawadzki & Olesya Zdorovetskaya. This programme of haunting harmonies and dazzling improvisations inspired by women’s history and the shifting populations of Europe, also serves as an opener to the presentation of our season-long, open-access…

Åkervinda as part of Marchland Season

Sweden and Denmark’s Åkervinda perform their unique, modern Scandinavian folksongs. Jazz singers at heart, and influenced by artists such as Björk and The Real Group, they share a deep love of folk music. Through improvisation, they breathe new life into traditional songs, singing stories of women through the ages. Their appearance at Marchland marks the opening of a UK tour…

Åkervinda + Maiden in The Moor as part of Marchland Season

Early music from Europe’s archetypal singer-songwriters, the troubadours of the vanished kingdom of Occitania, and eclectic modern Scandinavian folksong have influenced by artists such as Björk and The Real Group. In the first half of this double bill, another chance to hear Maiden in the Moor’s programme of music from the courts of Aquitaine and the Languedoc, and their deeply…

Maiden in The Moor as part of Marchland Season

Early-music specialists Maiden in the Moor revive for us the music of Occitania, a vanished kingdom that once straddled Southern France and Northern Spain. The Occitan Troubadours sang of loyalty, love and longing, and their language and music survived through travelling poets and illuminated songbooks long after their culture was devastated by the Albigensian Crusade. Their work had a profound…

Sefiroth as part of Marchland Season

“Sefiroth is an international collective of musicians founded by brothers Nick and Alex Roth to explore traditional Sephardic repertoire. They keep the spirit of the traditions alive yet do something totally different at the same time – Fiona Talkington” Late Junction, BBC Radio 3. Sung in Ladino (the language of romance derived from old Spanish); these ancient songs weave timeless stories of love,…

Maiden in the Moor & Sefiroth as part of Marchland Season

In this double bill of work the revived music; a vanished culture is set alongside the living, evolving traditions of its banished people. Maiden in the Moor will open with a reprise of their Marchland programme; music from, and inspired by, the troubadours of Occitania, a kingdom that once straddled Southern France and Northern Spain. Later in the evening, Sefiroth once again will…

Sound of The Arctic as part of Marchland Season

Norway’s KultNett brings together some of the foremost folk musicians and storytellers from beyond the Arctic Circle. Examining the history of the peoples of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Sápmi, the land of the Sámi people KultNett presents a fast and furious fiddle and the traditional ‘joik’ of the Sámi. Storytelling is interwoven and creates a performance that explores as well…