The closing event of our weekly festival, every Tuesday at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden through the summertime. Join the haunting vocal genius Noemie, Woodburner host Theo Bard with a solo folk set, and devastating female trio Polly Gone Wrong to see out the season with the whole family in attendance.
This Autumn, London-based folk/rock artist from Romandy (Switzerland) Noémie Ducimetière is bringing to the stage some new companions, and with them sounds to make the soul travel. Armed with an electric oud, a few synthesizers, a cow-skin drum and a lot of blinking effects pedals, the show is a moving symbiosis of harmony, dissonance, electronics and acoustics; placing traditional styles and techniques in the murky, uncharted zones of her imagination. You may be transported to medieval Europe, you may find polyphonic echoes from the Caucasus Mountains, you may hear the secret note from beyond the the Caspian Gates — or you may not. Either way, prepare for a trip, pack your bare essentials, and bring your friends!
As lead singer of riotous band Gentle Mystics, Noémie Ducimetière performed internationally between 2008 - 2015, accompanied by her 8 brothers and an electric church organ. Since 2017 she has composed multiple film scores including a feature film, titled ‘Another News Story’, which has recently been shortlisted for the Griersons Awards and also featured at many esteemed film festivals throughout the past year, the likes of ‘Karlovy Vary’, ‘Lugano’ and ‘IDFA’. But since 2015, Noemie has most primarily been on a writing hiatus, which explains why the summer of 2018 has been such an exciting time for her as she begins to bring new material to the light. While she begins to record her debut album, expect to find her on stages nationwide throughout the coming year.
Woodburner's host will play a solo set on acoustic guitar, featuring his own compositions and a selection of much-loved folk repertoire from the archive. Since the release of his critically-acclaimed album The Springtime Fool, Theo has gone on to play shows at festivals across the UK, and in London at the South Bank Centre, London Wonderground, Citadel and many other magical shows, bringing his positive message and memorable songwriting to every audience he greets.
This summer Theo has played sets at Wilderness, Fire in the Mountain, Bimble Bandada, The Rollright Fayre, Jam in a Jar, and was a guest at Anime Buskers - a week-long festival in Grottammare on the East coast of Italy.
"The actual quality of the songwriting is exceptional" - BBC Radio Scotland
POLLY GONE WRONG
Original songs baked with folk and blues, elements of playful obscurity and close harmonies. Sometimes accompanied by a saw, a bass, a drum, or even beatboxing, and sometimes three female voices in harmony and unison.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
Since our first season in 2013, our event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has always inspired audiences in a unique and thrilling way. This season of events captures the essence of a weekend rural festival in the centre of Dalston on a Tuesday evening.
The phenomenal surrounds of the garden combine with delicious pizzas from David Latto, and a supreme and ever-evolving roster of acts, to create a magical atmosphere which brings people together in a friendly and welcoming space.
It's a community of music-lovers, summer-lovers and life-lovers, joining to celebrate the warm months in a carefree and supportive atmosphere, with a compelling live soundtrack.
PLEASE NOTE that this is an outdoor concert which will go ahead regardless of the weather. Please bring appropriate clothing, including waterproofs if rain is forecast.