Category Forthcoming events

2014-12-03T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
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Weds 3rd Dec: Dakota Jim’s Old Time Jazz Revue

Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

The magnificent Dakota Jim on piano and vocals, and Louisa Jones on vocals and double bass (both from Whiskey Moon Face) play New Orleans classics, old-time jazz standards, and the smokiest of barrelhouse blues, a real treat, guest musicians on the night.

2014-12-01T20:05:00+00:00
Monday
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The Glad’s monthly trad Irish & Roots round table session. Curated by Irish trio Glenn Comiskey, Catherine Doogan and Mary Quinn (folk group Mariah Wade), it’s an evening of traditional Irish, English and American folk songs performed round our big table (with the accompaniment of a few pints..). Guests with a traditional song or instrument from any part of the world are always very welcome.

Music begins at 8.00 pm.

2014-11-30T19:00:00+00:00
Sunday
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Flux apply their sublime musicianship to combine traditional Asian roots with World music, Western jazz, contemporary classical and urban influences, employing instrumentation ranging from piano to bansuri, violin, double bass, guitar and cajon. Formed only two years ago, they have already performed at Glastonbury Festival, London Southbank Centre, The Great Escape and the Indig02. Their virtuosic musicianship and dynamic arrangements fuse to create a truly spectacular live show, they’re a brilliant live act.

Storywheel are an acoustic oud (the Arabian lute) duo formed in 2013 by oud players and singers Patricia de Mayo and Keith Clouston. Drawing on world music influences from the Middle East and North and West Africa, as well as folk music of the British Isles, Storywheel create a unique and coherent fusion. Their original songs explore the personal and political dilemmas of the contemporary world, while at the same time, their new and surprising arrangements of traditional folksongs highlight parallels with the past.

http://www.storywheelmusic.com/listen.html

To begin our sunday session Victoria Hume (with cello accompaniment) performs a set of beautifully cerebral folk-pop with elements of contemporary art music, finely crafted and delicately observational in its execution.

2014-11-29T21:30:00+00:00
Saturday
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Bristol based seven piece Lounge Cat Ideals bring a sophisticated pizazz to the Glad’s Saturday night stage. A seven piece Gypsy swing band, they combine Benny Goodman inflected clarinet with Django inspired guitar lines, swinging percussion and rattling ivories, all topped off with sparkling female vocals. We’re going for the decadent cafe vibe tonight, the tables and chairs will be kept in, the lights will be low, the candles will be on- a free drink to whoever has the heaviest mascara and the longest cigarette holder…

Lounge Cat Ideals onstage at 9.30 pm

2014-11-26T20:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
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Honkytonk Wednesdays at the Glad are a feast of early Twentieth Century Americana. You’ll hear old-time jazz, country blues, jug band music, ragtime, stride piano styles, mountain music, barrelhouse blues, speakeasy and New Orleans classics on the stereo, and a live act that specializes in any facet of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Tonight we have Red Dog, a trio featuring fine harmony vocals, mandolin and resonator guitars. The resonator, or dobro, guitar originates in America in the 1920′s, and is an acoustic guitar notable for it’s ornate metal frontage (the resonator) instead of the regular wooden sound board. Often used with a slide, they were hugely popular in country blues, bluegrass and country music, and were originally designed to be louder than regular acoustic guitars, which were overwhelmed by horns and percussion instruments in dance orchestras. Expect a selection of old-time country and blues soaked americana from Red Dog this evening..

Two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.30 pm

2014-11-25T21:00:00+00:00
Tuesday
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Featuring the Glad’s very own Danny DeCourtelle (Moon Music Orchestra) on bass, purveyors of Cosmic Country Panama Red play a monthly Tuesday night residency thoughout November.

Panama Red onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-11-25T21:00:00+00:00
Tuesday
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Throughout November Panama Red play a month of Tuesdays at the Glad. Expect 12 string cosmic country from this Anglo/French 5 piece.

Panama Red onstage at 9.00 pm

2014-11-24T21:00:00+00:00
Monday
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Legend of the London folk scene Nigel of Bermondsey will perform a unique set of music,song and speech about London past and present. The performance will run for one hour from 9.15 to 10.15. More details to be announced.

2014-11-24T21:00:00+00:00
Monday
24

We have a special performance tonight with a focus on London folk, in song, story and poetry. It will be upstairs in our intimate and unplugged acoustic lounge, beginning at 9.00 pm.

Nigel of Bermondsey has been writing site specific songs for a decade or so. His most recent collections of stories and songs, Gemini City, is a folk gazetteer of London- expect scenes of mild terror intertwined with tenderness.This year has been a step up for Nigel with gigs at Cecil Sharp House and a support slot with Stuart Lee among others. John Constable a.k.a John Crow is a Southwark poet and playwrite who is the driving force behind the campaign to preserve the Cross Bones burial ground on Redcross way.His millennial mystery play, the southwark mysteries, has been performed to sell out audiences in southwark cathedral.

2014-11-23T00:00:00+00:00
Sunday
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Whiskey Moon Face are an alternative folk group based around double bass, accordian, clarinet and banjo, led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. They combine elements of Eastern European traditional music, old-time New Orleans jazz, the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut, and their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized and truly beautiful
sound.

Whiskey Moon Face onstage at 9.00 pm

Sharing a love of esoteric folk, psych and progressive music, The Lords of Thyme were formed after Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally, past members UK prog-folk act Circulus, decided to record together. Describing themselves as psych-folk, four piece Lords of Thyme name Pentangle, Davy Graham and Neu! as artists that inform their music. A leading act in the exciting newly emerging UK folk underground, their music features fine harmony and dual guitars, with hints of Americana in their alt-folk melting pot.

Lords of Thyme onstage at 8.00 pm

Various Guises are Blanche Ellis (vocals, guitar) and Maya McCourt, (cello, vocals). Their minimal chamber folk has a timeless feel, combining snaking cello lines with dark harmonies and enigmatic themes.

Various Guises onstage at 7.15 pm