THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, GLASTONBURY, FRIDAY MARCH 16th. Doors open 7.30pm
Original hard-hitting and humorous songs and instrumental music with the unique 80-string concert psaltery, guitar, flute and lavta, plus Scottish and Appalachian magical ballads!
R. J. (Bob) Stewart is a Scottish musician songwriter and author who has created music for film, television, and theatre as well as many albums and CDs and has toured in Britain, Europe, the USA and Canada.
He has recorded and toured with Irish piper Finbar Furey, worked with Robin Williamson (Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids), performed with Clannad and written and produced Van Morrison’s Cuchulainn. In Britain R.J. has recorded and given concerts with Shirley Collins and Cyril Tawney and has created a ground breaking album ‘The Unique Sound of the Psaltery’ which combines unusual acoustic instruments with synthesizers.His music is featured on Tolkein’s ‘The Hobbit’ recorded on Decca by Nichol Williamson and in films by Tony Richardson and Jim Henson and a series of BBC
documentary features including ‘Earth Magic’ (1987) the first documentary to give a serious account of revival paganism and witchcraft in Britain.
Tickets are £8.80 in advance from the Bristol Ticket Shop www.bristolticketshop.co.uk – 0117 9299008, or £10 on the door.
Concert of songs, ancient magical ballads from Scotland, Ireland, Appalachia and psaltery and whistle music, with RJ (Bob) Stewart, Scottish musician and author, known for his instrumental music on the 80- string psaltery, and for his recordings of original humorous and hard -hitting songs with guitar and other instruments. RJ has recorded and toured worldwide as a soloist, and with artists such as Clannad, Finbar Furey, Robin Williamson (Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids) Van Morrison, Shirley
Collins, Cyril Tawney. He also created music for the film “The Dark Crystal”.
The gig is on Friday 16th March, and tickets are available in advance, priced at £8.80, from the Bristol Ticket Shop.
Harpist, singer and storyteller Robin Williamson is a master of his art, an inspiration to many through his many songs with The Incredible String Band in the 1960s and 70s, and his varied subsequent bardic career. One of the finest folk and experimental musicians of his generation, Robin’s work and presence displays a talent worthy of the great poets, with fine skills on harp and guitar. He returns this year for his tenth annual spring concert in the atmospheric stone hall at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, for a full length solo performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. for an 8.30 start – tickets are available for £15 on the door, or £14.30 (including booking fee of £1.30) in advance from the Bristol Ticket Shop –www.bristolticketshop.co.u