Currently working with Talk Talk producer Tim Friese-Green, East London collective Firefly Burning blend influences from the chamber folk style of Sufjan Stevens and the post-minimalism of John Adams. to modern classical composition and Eastern and African folk music. Close harmonies and intricate rhythms set an intimate and intense atmosphere that demands and repays close attention. A truly unique ensemble, they’re a real Sunday evening treat.
‘the music is so utterly hypnotic…Firefly are intoxicating, beautiful and affirming’ Matchbox Magazine
‘urgent dancing piano lines and frantic strings over which Bea Hankey sings with majestic, hypnotic grace..’ Time Out
‘music that paints sound pictures and takes the audience in myriad directions at will…a vital, indefinable band. Like no other band I have seen before.’ For Folks Sake
‘quirky, challenging and innovative music…uncompromising in their bold and stark musical vision.’ Bright Young Folk
Firefly Burning onstage at 9.00 pm
Jamie Doe aka Magic Lantern’s debut album ‘A World In A Grain Of Sand’ was self-released in June 2011 on Hectic Eclectic Records. Recorded with a full ensemble it was a stunning piece of chamber folk, receiving critical acclaim from press and radio alike. 2014 sees Jamie return Magic Lantern to its solo roots, with a focus on emotional intensity and directness. Last year saw Magic Lantern commissioned to write scores for a number of plays and films in addition to extensive touring. The second Magic Lantern album ‘Love of Too Much Living’ is due to be released in Autumn 2014 on Smugglers Records.
“Bitter sweet, beautiful music” BBC Radio 3 Late Junction “A classic album, I love it!” Bob Harris, BBC Radio “Outstanding acoustic songwriting” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
Magic Lantern onstage at 8.15 pm
The Sunday session begins with a set from debut Glad artist Oh Sister, a superb female artist with echoes of Laura Marling and Rickie Lee Jones in her intense and intimate songs.
Oh Sister onstage at 7.15 pm.