Category Forthcoming events

2015-07-15T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
15

Weds 15th July: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents Red Dog

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 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- below is a youtube clip featuring Rob Ickes, one of the finest exponents of contemporary resonator guitar playing.

2015-07-12T18:20:00+00:00
Sunday
12

The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine’s Album of 2014 Editor’s Choice winners, Radio 2 2015 Folk Award double-nominees, Best New Act/. Best Traditional Song, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM’s Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Morter, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it’s attitude- they’re a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed.

‘..total commitment to the songs, and an utter and wholly refreshing lack of self-consciousness in the delivery’. fRoots Magazine

‘..goes right to the heart of what folk music is about’. Bright Young Folk.

A firm favourite of the Glad Sunday Sessions, Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk Songwriting Competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault.

Hickory Signals are Brighton based Laura Ward and Adam Rochetti. They take inspiration from the folk music of Britain, Ireland and America, performing original music as well as traditional tunes. Citing influence from Pentangle, Fairport Convention and The Moulettes, amongst others, they use a combination of vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and percussion to create their original take on a traditional folk sound.

Music from 7.20 pm

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 6.3 pm pm til 7.00 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 6.00 pm on Sat 11th JUly with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-07-08T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
8

Weds 8th July: Honkytonk Wednesdays presents Ben Somers & Friends

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 of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

Double bassist and singer Ben Somers is a member of bluegrass favorites The Absentees, has played with everyone from Dr John and Bruce Molsky to Dizzee Rascal and Seal. He also has some very talented musician friends! He’ll be appearing with a selection of these tonight- it could be bluegrass, it could be honky-tonk, it could be New Orleans rhythm and blues, it could be a combination of all three. Whichever it is you’re guaranteed it’ll be good!

2015-07-06T19:00:00+00:00
Monday
6

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.

2015-07-05T18:00:00+00:00
Sunday
5

Sun 5th July: Adam Beattie & The Consultants/ Astrakan Project

Adam Beattie and the Consultants bring their new harder jazz-edged sound to The Gladstone Sunday Sessions. Beattie ploughs a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. You’ll hear influences from old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs in his sound, now abstracted to a sharper, darker and more modern setting

Astrakan are French duo Simone Alves and Yann Gourvil. Their music combines the Breton Celtic folk tradition with strong Arabic and Middle Eastern influences. Based prediminately around folk texts (some stretching back as far as the middle ages), and the Oud, a stringed instrument with roots in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, their songs combine a deep respect for the past with a forward-looking contemporary aesthetic

Music from 8.00 pm

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 7.00 pm pm til 7.30 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 6.00 pm on Sat 4th July with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-07-04T15:30:00+00:00
Saturday
4

In a special late afternoon treat, The FoBo Jug Band will be bringing you delta blues, barrelhouse blues and country, ragtime and jug band classics. Wailng harp, honky tonk piano, crossroads guitar and holllerin’ vocals make up this powerful and hugely entertaining trio.

2015-07-01T19:15:00+00:00
Wednesday
1

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 of these playing two sets, one at 8.30 pm and one at 9.30 pm.

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

2015-06-28T18:30:00+00:00
Sunday
28

James McArthur has just released his third album ‘Strange Readings From The Weather Station’, on Melodica Recordings, to great acclaim. His hazily melodic and gently psychedelic songwriting style embellished with sweet harmonies is reminiscent of the ambient and dreamy folk of Nick Drake and Sam Beam’s Iron and Wine. He’s backed by pedal steel, intricately plucked acoustic guitar and beautifully interwoven fiddle accompaniment.

‘McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows’ – Uncut magazine

★★★★ Record Collector Magazine

‘Beautiful all the way through – I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough’ – Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio

Samantha Whates is a London based singer and songwriter. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition yet uniquely her own. A regular live performer, Samantha has played throughout the UK from small town pubs to large festivals and major London venues (Union Chapel, Vortex, Cecil Sharp House). She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

Music from 8.00 pm

Our Sundays are becoming increasingly busy, so we’re now offering the chance to book a seat. Booking times available for this Sunday are 7.00 pm pm til 7.30 pm, we’ll happily hold a seat in your name between these times (we can’t hold you a full table unless the numbers correspond, as all seats must be filled). If you’re interested in booking for this Sunday programme send an email to gladreservations@yahoo.co.uk before 6.00 pm on Sat 27th June with all relevant names attached and we’ll respond to you to confirm.

2015-06-27T19:30:00+00:00
Saturday
27

Playing their second of a two date June residency, 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 electric guitar lines and a swinging rhythm section, all topped off with sparkling female vocals. There’s absolutely nothing in there not to like!! They’ll be playing two sets, one at 9.00 pm and one at 10.00 pm.

Music from 9.00 pm

2015-06-27T18:00:00+00:00
Saturday
27

This is a ticket only event, £8.00 adv from the above link. Music begins at 8.00 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space it is difficult to seat latecomers until the interval at 9.00 pm.

New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue.
Brooke Sharkey andAdam Beattie play leading roles in the vibrant East London music scene where multi-cultural musicians are creating fantastic new roots sounds combining elements of jazz, British & Irish folk, blues, latin and Eastern European music. The performance takes place in a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch, connected to the wonderful independently run Winemakers Club. The wine bar has a seriously impressive wine and craft beer list, and serves as a perfect foyer for a drink before, during the interval, and after the show.

Anglo-French chanteuse Brooke Sharkey’s music travels from the delicately intimate to soaringly epic, sung with one of the finest voices we’ve ever heard here at New Roots. Armed with a stunning set of songs, she takes in influences from French ballads to English folk and gypsy romanticism. Supported by minimal, atmospheric accompaniment from electric guitar and drums, her music is infused with an utterly contemporary edge.

Adam Beattie and the Consultants bring their new harder jazz-edged sound to The Winemakers . Beattie ploughs a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. You’ll hear influences from old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs in his sound, now abstracted to a sharper, darker and more modern setting.

Doors from 7.00 pm

Music begins at 8.00 pm. There will be a thirty minute interval at 8.45 pm.