Forthcoming Concerts

We’re back!

Live music is back in Ettington thanks to the lovely Feastie Boys aka Belshazzar’s Feast.
It was great to be back. A massive thank you to everyone who came along and for all the last minute help from some of our trusty regulars when we hit a last minute PCR related hitch. Now we’re hungry for more. Our Spring 2022 line up is taking shape nicely. We cant wait to share three great acts with you, starting with the youthful Filkin’s Drift.

Thank you.

Ant, Simon, John & Bev.

Filkin’s Drift

Friday 4th March 2022

Filkin’s Drift (Chris Roberts & Seth Bye) weave together intricate melodies from the folklore of their homes, Wales and Gloucestershire. Their music combines the traditional and the contemporary, blending fiddle, guitar, harmonium and mandolin with their close vocal harmonies.
They are so full of joie de vivre and raw energy…they should be just what we all need to cheer us up at the end of a dreary winter.

You can read more about Filkin’s Drift here.

Mishra

Friday 8th April 2022

Built around the long term partnership of Kate Griffin (vocals and banjo) and Ford Collier (low whistle and percussion) Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition. Songline Magazine had a great go at describing their sound as

“An airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations”

Mishra will bring a whole new sound to Ryepiece and we can’t wait for you to get to know them.

You can read more about Mishra here.

Janice Burns & Jon Doran

Friday 20th May 2022 

Two voices that sound lovely on their own….but together they are a match made in heaven. Janice and Jon perform a very wide repertoire of folk songs old and new and play a variety of ‘guitar like’ instruments. They move around a lot – from Warwickshire to Norway to Scotland so it’s been quite a challenge finding a date that works. Well now we have and we’re delighted to have these very talented young musicians (Jon was shortlisted for BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year in 2019) who can tell a good yarn and then put a smile on your face with the sweetest of sounds.

You can read more about Janice and Jon here.

And coming before too long…..(we hope)

We’re always on the lookout for interesting acts to bring some magic to Friday nights in our little corner of the world. (In fact since we launched the website and twitter feed we’ve been approached by all sorts of artists and bands who’d like to come and play.) We are in discussions with some wonderful acts that we hope will be joining us later in 2022. We are inundated with artists who’ve heard about Ryepiece Barn…and our lovely audience…so we only book the very best musicians around.

Ben Morgan-Brown

Postponed from March 2020. Our first victim of the pandemic.

Ben Morgan-Brown is a singer/songwriter and accomplished finger style guitarist – named by FATEA magazine as one of the ‘Rising Stars of 2018’ and described by Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music as ‘the brilliant Ben Morgan-Brown’, his intimate and often highly personal songs and performances have drawn comparisons to Bert Jansch, John Smith, Nick Drake & Ryley Walker.

His songs are described as “beautifully sophisticate” with real “emotional honesty”. Our intimate setting should be perfect for Ben.

We’ve been selling out regularly now so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

You can read more about Ben here.

Cate Cody Trio  

Postponed from 24th April 2020. Victim number two of the pandemic.

Cate is an old school jazz singer. She’ll be performing songs by the likes of  Rodgers and Hart, The Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Jerome Kern and Fats Waller. The style, that she particularly loves to sing these songs with is that of the small swing bands of the 1930s. It’s a while since we had any jazz. Cate won’t disappoint.

You can read more about Cate here.