Two Fabulous Pre-Festival Concerts lined up for 2018:
Thursday 2nd Aug 8.00pm (Ham Marquee)
Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, they retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.
“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue… (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian
THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Fri 3rd Aug 3.00pm (Ham Marquee)
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele. A concert by the ensemble is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.
“Wonderfully clever!” David Bowie