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June 2019

Big Ginger Tom Music presents India Electric Co. with support from The Portraits

Friday, 14 June, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12

Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company 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.” - BBC Radio 3. After releasing their debut debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015 they began extensively supporting and accompanying Midge Ure throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. With recent live sessions on BBC Radio 2…

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July 2019

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Kim Lowings & The Greenwood with support from Martha Bailey

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim…

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September 2019

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Ninebarrow with support from Wednesday’s Wolves

Friday, 20 September, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the…

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October 2019

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Gilmore & Roberts with support from Roswell

Saturday, 12 October, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport…

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December 2019

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Fred’s House with special guests Elizabeth & Jameson

Saturday, 7 December, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12 – £14

We are really pleased to bring back Fred's House and Elizabeth & Jameson to Harwell Village Hall, both acts were very well received when they played in 2018. Fred’s House are an award winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics,…

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January 2020

Big Ginger Tom presents Ranagri with support from The People Versus

Friday, 17 January, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£12 – £14

A very welcome return to Harwell Village Hall for the amazing Alt folk band Ranagri who are a combination of Irish and English musicians; Dónal Rogers (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Marshall (Flutes/ Whistles), Ellie Turner (Electric Harp) and Joe Danks (Bodhrán/Guitar). Since forming in 2013, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in January 2019. Acclaimed previous albums are Fort of the Hare (2014) and The Great…

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February 2020

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Honey and the Bear with support from Little Red

Saturday, 8 February, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£13 – £15

British folk and roots duo, Honey & the Bear, combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courage, passion and heartbreak. The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin…

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May 2020

Damon Brown – Jazz Trumpet

Friday, 1 May, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£13 – £15

Come and experience a fabulous evening of jazz at Harwell Village Hall on Friday 1st March. Doors and bar from 7pm, music starts at 7.30pm. Earlybird tickets £13 available until 1st April, £15 thereafter, under18s free, available from Tess on 07305 800798 or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/seymour-art-and-music (no booking fee) About the artist: Damon Brown is one of the UK’s leading jazz trumpet players and composers. Born in Manchester (UK) he studied the trumpet at the Leeds College of Music and…

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October 2020

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Kitty Macfarlane with support from Craig Joiner – 3 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Friday, 23 October, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild. Kitty Macfarlane's highly anticipated debut album Namer Of Clouds, released September 2018 and produced by Sam Kelly and…

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December 2020

Big Ginger Tom Music presents Katherine Priddy with support from The People Versus SOLD OUT!

Friday, 4 December, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Orchard Hall
£15

We are thrilled to host Katherine Priddy at Harwell Village Hall a year after she sold out one of our Lean To Sessions at our home in Abingdon last year. Birmingham-based folk artist Katherine Priddy who emerged onto the scene with her long-awaited debut EP 'Wolf', has been turning heads and steadily gaining attention. ‘Wolf’ has been championed by the BBC 2 Folk Show, BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson and BBC Wales, as well as receiving exceptional…

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