October 2020: Downend Folk Club Preview
NEXT AT DOWNEND FOLK CLUB:
JACKIE OATES LIVE
Frenchay Village Hall, Friday 9th October, 7.30pm.
ONLINE: Friday 16th October, 7.30pm.
It’s the return of a very familiar face in October as Downend Folk Club puts on the second in their series of live/online concerts.
Jackie Oates returns for a third visit to the club to perform her first ever solo gig in what promises to be a truly special evening. Many will remember her spine-tingling performance, backed by a full band, to a packed out Christ Church Downend as recently as last December (it feels like years ago, doesn’t it?!), and regulars may also cast their minds back to July 2015, when we first met Jackie, this time with Mike Cosgrave.
Jackie’s is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention. Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 16-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with seven acclaimed solo albums.
Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda O’Hooley and her brother Jim Moray on material that’s ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in. Her music has featured on cBeebies, Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show, alternative station XFM and even an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders. And she was granted a rare honour by having a makeup product named after her by Lush cosmetics.
To quote the illustrious Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates enthrals.
Tickets for both parts of the concert are on-sale now from downendfolkclub.co.uk. They are very limited (to a maximum of 26) for the live element of the concert, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 9th October. Doors open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. There will not be a bar so ticket-holders are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and the means to consume them. They should also bring a face-mask (for moving around the building, it does not need to be worn during Jackie’s performance) and their own hand-sanitiser. Tickets for the live concert are £15 each and are only available in advance. This also includes a ticket for the stream, details below.
The online event premiers on Friday 16th October via YouTube. You can only access this concert if you have paid for a ticket, which are priced at a minimum of £10 each (although you are encouraged to take the option to pay more if there is more than one person watching). Ticket-holders will be able to watch the concert as many times as they like for one month, so if you can’t make the premier on Friday 16th, it’s still well worth a watch!
For further information, please contact the club at email@example.com, or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.