Calendar

Aug
30
Fri
Tribo Groove – live band
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

What once was four, turned to seven. A band, a team, a tribe, an unbreakable bond of unbreakable beats and jams which grew and evolved and now seemingly can’t be stopped! For every gig goer, from ravers to rockers to ragamuffins, there is something for everyone here…. High energy, high vibes. Your vibe attracts your tribe…..

Welcome to the Newquay family… TRIBO GROOVE play a fusion of funk, world reggae and hip-hop music that’s sure to get you moving your feet! Members include lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Leo Rodrigues, who sings and MC’s in a combination of English and his native Brazilian Portuguese. Bradlee Burchill, famous for his other role in Newquay-based band ‘Beachfield’ offers lyrical melodies and stellar guitar solos. On acoustic percussion and backing vocals is Kate Abriel, originally hailing from Canada, formerly known for her musical contribution to ‘The Mermites’. Also, Tom Davey on funk-ass bass, Paul McKenna giving it some on psychedelic guitar, Sam Jenkins offering mega-beats with the cajon and the Hollywood award-winning, chart-topping Tony King on trumpet. Tribo Groove have exploded onto the scene this year, this one of a kind band are not to be missed!

Check out their promo video for the tour here!

Sep
14
Sat
JemFest 2019 – live music event
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Raising funds for Glastonbury FM and Amani Kids Tanzania

Matuki
Exciting energy filled Bristol Afrofunk and Beat band.

Irie Fire
South West’s freshest reggae, rock band. Totally Irie.

Port Erin
South West trio playing cinematic , broody Indie music at it’s best.

Amadou Diagne
Kora , guitar , percussion vocals with a big smile. Amadou delights.

September Son
Edgy Americana. Spence and the band will take you on the gravel road.

Invisible Gem
Glastonbury world music favourites. Talented trio will set the pulses high.

Hoodoo Blue
4 piece Somerset band mix catchy guitar with funky bass and sublime vocals.

Sep
28
Sat
Exhibition of Mythic Arts & Crafts
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm

The artists exhibiting this year are Laura Daligan, Alexandra Dawe, Chris Down, Eilis Kitts, Tamara Newman, Sarah Vigars and Viki Weight- Short.

Open Saturday 28th 10am – 6pm, and Sunday 29th 11am – 4pm, with free entry.

Oct
19
Sat
Warsaw Village Band (live music)
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s hard to describe what the music of Warsaw Village Band is: roots, folk, wolrd, ethno…
For sure it’s modern music, played by modern people, inspired by tradition for this and next generations.

Hear them on Youtube here

Without any doubt, Warsaw Village Band is currently one of the most important and well known music groups, and an ambassador of European culture!

This is a short story of a band who is a living proof that Eastern Europe can also brings good and unique elements to the global village – in spite of history and conditions.
From young enthusiasts of Polish roots and natural vibes to mature mind musicians, conscientious creators.

Formed in 1997 as group of friends, after few years of presence on Polish folk stage, and recording “Hop Sa sa” album (1997) WVB started international career in 2002 when German label Jaro released their second album “People’s Spring” (2001). According to Urlich Balss (Jaro’s owner), reaction for album was one of the biggest surprises in the history of company. From unknown Polish band, WVB gets into the main World Music stage!

In 2004 Warsaw Village Band won very prestigious BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music as “best newcomer”, the same year European Broadcasting Union award for the best folk recording.

Also next studio album “Uprooting” (2004), was great success. In Poland awarded by “Fryderyk” – the biggest Polish award – best folk album. and in US gets into the final 10 albums nominated to Grammy Award (world music).
Year later Warsaw Village Band recorded part of the soundtrack for the computer game Myst IV: Revelation. Music was composed by Jack Wall and Peter Gabriel.

But main power of band are live performances. WVB had played more than 400 concerts on 4 continents, more than 30 countries. From Tokyo and Taipei through Moscow, Tel Aviv, Algier, London, Paris, Lisbon to New York, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Hundreds of clubs, festivals, stages, hotels, flights, people, fans…
Always and everywhere enthusiastic welcomed! Press, media, journalists…
Even New York Times describe WVB as one of the most important bands of Wolrd Music stage in article: “This is the sound of globalization!”

In 2006 BBC made documentary movie about Warsaw Village Band – “Journey”. It was one of four parts of series called “European Roots” – WVB among such a stars as Mariza was choosen by producers from BBC to be filmed.

Year 2007 brings to the band new member – daughter of Maja and Wojtek – Lena, and this year was a very welcomed year of relaxation and resting for members. But it was not waisted!

In 2008 band composed music for theatrical performance in Poland and released 2 albums.
“Upmixing” with remix versions of “Uprooting” and 4th studio album of band – “Infinity” (2009)

In 2009 WVB won their 2nd Fryderyk Award – the best folk album of 2008 – “Upmixing”.

 

Oct
31
Thu
Samhain (Halloween) Community Celebration – open mic & ceremony
Oct 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Opening ceremony at 8.30 p.m. led by Bards Of Ynys Witrin. Performances from 9 p.m. – contact Nathan or Craig in advance  (via the Assembly Rooms Facebook page) to book an open mic / floor spot slot of up to 10 minutes / 2 songs. Turning up early on the night may or may not secure you a chance to perform, depending how busy we are!

Nov
1
Fri
The Oroonies (live music)
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Oroonies – A Brief History –

The Oroonies were spawned in the Spring of 1981 in a green sucking pool, high on a bog-strewn mountain top in the Western reaches of Ireland. The line up featured Ron Noden (drums) Mr Hinty (keyboards) Geek (bass) Boris E Stiahl (guitar).

The band promptly split upand proceeded to incarnate in mutant forms such as The Datura Pig Band, The Mouth of Nodenand finally in early 1984 as the ferocious Immoral Minority. The line up now consisted of Ron and Boris (guitars/vocals) Geek (bass) Tanya Horn (drums). Living in caravans in a grey desert of rock and later on a flat plain of bog the ImmMins were forced to invade other peoples homes, with or without permission, in order to vent their frenzy and pursue The Bad Smell. A first gig was performed and brought to a premature halt by the distressed landlord. “The Woods Are Alive with the Smell of his Coming” and “They Don’t Want Us Around” were both conceived during this seminal period.
The Immoral minority promptly split up. Boris (guitar/vocal) Tanya (bass/drums) united with Hinty (keyboards) in an unrestrained spouting that saw the basis of Exalt The Horn c74 and tracks such as Yahoo and Word Of Mouth on like Yeast We Rise. Ron appeared on occasion to give good gitar on Questions (Lies)/3 guitars. The entire pack of Geek, Hinty, Boris, Tanya and Ron united for one evening: the result was cacophony and impressed by their efforts The Orunes resolved to carry on regardless of difficulties with members living in different countries, which had always been responsible for the erratic dispersal of the band.
In the summer of 1985 the band celebrated 40 days and nights of rain in West Ireland with more musical spasms that combined with previous dribbles of 84 to make up The Woods Are Alive tape.
Then during the Christmas of 85 the unthinkable happened. The Oroonies set off on a mini tour of London and the South West in feedback stricken alliance with My Bloody Valentine. The die was cast: adrift in the heady aromas of live performance the band careered through a feverish welter of free festivals and squat gigs, oblivious to the sensibilities of assembled onlookers.
1986 saw the arrival of Breda on flute, contributing to tracks on Like Yeast We Rise and in 1987 the Ee I Ee I O cassette ushered in improved recording quality (can you tell the difference?) The Woods Are Alive 12″ was recorded in summer 87 and released New Year 88, receiving one play from John Peel. Various additional percussionists and drummers came and went but the band had settled into BorisBredaGeekHintyRonTanya as a chewed core. Whale and the wind recorded in 1988 heralded a new era of Oroonimusic, with less feedback, shouting and excessive randomness. Steadily the cacophony subsided in favour of Arabic and world tunes in 1989 gigs. In 1990 the band recorded Of Hoof and Horn for Demi Monde (which was not released until 1992) and it was at this time Boris threw in the towel, unable to cope with rehearsal , melody and reasonable musical behaviour. The band continued gigging through 1990 playing a tight set of album material. A new band The Cheapsuit Oroonies appeared playing strictly acoustic fo;k and world music featuring Ron, Breda, Jo (violin joining Oroonies in 1990) and Geek. The Oroonies gradually puttered to a stop and no longer existed in 1992. However it would be premature to state that the night of the living Orooni will be no more. Dark thoughts lurk in curlicue minds, whispers and rumours arise and subside, nothing is interesting save to see what happens next …….

…and indeed, so it has come to pass, The Oroonies resurrected again in 2012 as a trio of Joie, Boris and Tanya, large as life and twice as confusing. Inappropriate recordings have surfaced as CDs comprising Oroonies Undone, Oroonies are Next Door, Prodding, Nobody Understands and There Are Many Ways. Tunes are also scattered through the Interweb on Soundcloud and Youtube. And gigs are happening once more, to general disorientation and happiness. The Oroonies train is rumbling on…

Here them on Youtube here

 

Nov
2
Sat
Wild Women Glastonbury Autumn Gathering with Roo Star
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

This November, join the Wild Women Retreats sisterhood and deep-feminine activist Rooh Star to get earthy. In the evening of the year, energy returns to the hidden places – where it continues to nourish and transform from the depths. At this time we choose to honour the ground, our planet, and the cycles that sustain us.

Through songs, soil, celebration, and ceremony we will share a day of connection with spirit, self and community.

We are thrilled to welcome ‘The Hobbit Priestess’ Rooh Star as our special guest. Rooh says…

“I’m a hedge dweller, living on the wild edges, living in community. I’ve turned aside from the well worn path and found my own way, a way blessed by nettles and silvery mugwort, ancient oak trees and blooming hawthorns. This path has taken me wandering through England with a handcart, dedicating myself to Love and the Earth. At present I’m living in a small low impact community, dreaming of more travelling adventures and learning how to pull a wagon with my handsome moustached pony Winston. Along my way I’ve been writing songs , for pleasure , for medicine and for remembering. I’m excited to be sharing some of these songs with you, along with tales from my journey.”

If you need accommodation there are lots of amazing places to stay in the heart of Glastonbury and sacred sites like the Chalice Well Gardens and Glastonbury Tor are not to be missed – not to mention the cafes and shopping!

Stalls are free of charge but are strictly limited and we request a 10% donation of your takings to the Wild Women Retreats Bursary Fund. You will need to be a full ticket holder and let us know what you want to sell. For more information contact us at info@wildwomenretreats.co.uk

Tickets price: £50

Nov
9
Sat
Touch The Earth (live band)
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 11:15 pm

As the Wheel turns and Winter begins we gather and reconnect with the Earth, our community and our Ancestors. Join Touch the Earth for an Evening of Music, Songs and Chants Honouring the Ancestors, Celebrating and Dancing with the spirit of the Hearth fire that brings us together.

Touch the Earth are a Tribal Folk Band that draw their inspiration from the natural world around them, their music has been described as: ‘A vibration of pure energy gathers one up, the flutes, violin, guitar, didge, drummers and singers are part of this surrealism – the essence is pure spirit.’ – The Holistic Channel

They are unique in their instruments and approach to performance, in addition to the more traditional Guitar, Fiddle and Voice they also use big native American style Pow Wow drums, Djembe, Didgeridoo’s, Native American style flutes and the 7ft Fujara: a Slovakian shepherds flute which creates otherworldly soundscapes. Their concerts are a mixture of songs, ballads and improvised pieces which frequently take the listeners imagination to the wild places of this land.

 

Nov
23
Sat
XYZ – dance music event
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 1:00 am

XYZ return to the Assembly Rooms for a night of techno, trance, drum & bass… further details t.b.c.

Dec
14
Sat
Nigel Shaw & Carolyn Hillyer – live music
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

NIGEL SHAW & CAROLYN HILLYER

Nine Prayers North – Glastonbury

Winter concert featuring new album plus songs to honour the cold months
by internationally renowned Dartmoor musicians
Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw
Saturday 14 December
8pm start

“We create music albums and concerts, books and paintings, traditional flutes and drums, women’s workshops and instrument making weekends, small festivals and gentle gatherings on our ancient farm on Dartmoor, Devon… 

We began to sense the arrival of this album a few years before its first song reached our door. After many travels in Arctic terrains, north has become scratched onto our bones and wrapped inside our music; over and again we have found ourselves dreaming, composing and writing about timeless ice, reindeer souls and the resonances of taiga and tundra. But the concept of north has always meant so much more than the geographical compass point or a turn within the flow of seasons and we wanted to explore north as a state of being; to ask ‘what is the north we can give you?… We are delighted to announce the release of our new album.  We have been on a meandering journey during the winter and spring, seeking and discovering threads of tender myth and feral dream to anchor into this music.  A couple of the songs have surprised us by their strange intensity, others have managed to be a close reflection of what we had in our hearts when we wrote them, our whisky song has made us laugh… So we are now dancing on our toes towards the summer with these new songs in our arms, ready to be released into your ears! We hope you enjoy them.

 Nine Prayers North is available on CD or download.

 

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Community Celebration
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Opening ceremony at 8.30 p.m. led by Bards Of Ynys Witrin. Performances from 9 p.m. – contact Nathan or Craig in advance  (via the Assembly Rooms Facebook page) to book an open mic / floor spot slot of up to 10 minutes / 2 songs. Turning up early on the night may or may not secure you a chance to perform, depending how busy we are!