Sometimes folk, sometimes not. This immensely talented Devonian Duo, Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe have been included in the top 10 artists of the last 10 years of BBC Introducing by the great Tom Robinson. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see them before, then grab a ticket now!
India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” (Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3). Their recently released EP ‘Seven Sisters’ launched at Cecil Sharpe house in November has had some rave reviews and comments. The EP is the second part of a series of releases exploring contrasting themes between the country and the city, focusing on traditional music of England and Scotland and folk songs that have been collected there. In association also with the EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society), Seven Sisters is a body of work that is built around using traditional instruments and tunes in contemporary ways.
“This is sublime! If your troubles don’t melt away when you hear IEC then nothing will shift them. Beautiful, magical” - Jeremy Vine
“Exceptional! Wonderful, atmospheric arrangements.” - BBC Radio Wales
“A superb showcase of the duo’s talents which has them at their most inventive” - FRUK
“Exceptional talents”- Songlines Magazine
“A landmark release for the duo” - Northern Sky Magazine
“They do remarkable things” - Folking.com
Support: Jack Cookson
A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He has shared the stage with the likes of Franz Nicolay, Cory Branan and Austin Lucas, and in early 2016 he was announced as one of the final four nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door (seated)
Accessible seats available by calling the box office.