Live listening music in cosy venues
“This is a great venue. I have really, really enjoyed playing here.” Martin Simpson.
“I really like this little venue.” Pierre Bensusan.
“You Are Wolf” is the project of award-winning Kerry Andrew. The new album KELD is out, to fresh acclaim.
Kerry is a regular on BBC Radio 3, both as an artist and presenter and composer. Her own songs and highly original expressions of British traditional songs make for a fascinating and immersive musical experience.
Kerry will be performing solo for this concert.
“English avant-folk at its finest” Observer.
“Imagine Bjork working her magic on the English folk tradition” Uncut.
“One of the most original albums of traditional folk songs that you'll hear this year” fRoots.
We are thrilled to also welcome back the wonderful Anne-Marie Sanderson after her memorable concert in March.
You Are Wolf:
You Are Wolf (vocalist/composer Kerry Andrew with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell) presents folk songs and lore with unusual, electronica-tinged arrangements. Their new project, KELD, explores the theme of freshwater, with traditional and original songs about banshees and water sprites, vengeful rivers and wild swimming.
Kerry’s debut novel, Swansong, based on a folk ballad, is published by Jonathan Cape on January 25th 2018 and is now available to pre-order.
As a soloist, Kerry’s debut album, ‘Hawk to the Hunting Gone’ (released May 2014, Stone Tape) explored British birds and folklore. Her first EP ‘Hunting Little Songs’ was released in 2011. She is currently working as a trio with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell. Their second album, ‘KELD’, will be released in Spring 2018.
You Are Wolf is a regular on Radio 3’s The Verb and performed her debut short story with music on BBC Radio 4’s Stories From Songwriters series. She has played at The Great Escape, Leigh Folk Festival, Union Chapel, Cambridge Folk Festival and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Kerry visited China for five weeks in 2016 as a British Council Musician in Residence, touring as You Are Wolf and creating new rock/traditional songs based on foxes in folklore.
Elsewhere, as Kerry Andrew, she is a composer of experimental vocal music and choral music and the winner of four British Composer Awards. She has written for The Guardian and is an occasional presenter on BBC Radio 3. She is a performer with adventurous a cappella trio, juice and punky jazz crew DOLLYman.
Anne-Marie Sanderson's voice is evocative of birds in flight - soaring, gliding, swooping - and it finds its home among the tall trees of her deft guitar work. Describing Sanderson's distinctive indie-folk music in these terms is apt; she is an artist who casts a careful eye and attentive ear to the natural environment, alternating between wide-eyed wonder and wry observation. As well as drawing from a host of musical influences, some of Sanderson's songs pay homage to literary greats, and she is currently recording a collection of songs inspired by authors including Robert Macfarlane, Barbara Kingsolver, and Doris Lessing.
2018 sees her heading out on the road for a bevy of solo dates around the UK. A native of Cumbria, having recently returned from several years of performing her music in the States, Sanderson is currently based in Warwickshire. Gentle but persistent, the stream of Sanderson's musical output carves an ever-deepening channel, determining its own path.
“Anne-Marie Sanderson makes songs that ripple, peacefully, like circles in the water—full of gradual but unstoppable outward motion... delicate, but by no means flimsy, folk.”" - Ned Lannaman, The Portland Mercury
“...like a more symphonic Laura Veirs [...] Sumptuous.” - Higher Plain Music
“...confessional, literary folk... delicate and powerful at once...” - The Modern Folk Music of America
“...soulful, sensitive, accomplished and engaging; you can feel her heart in her songs as well as witness how well crafted they are.” - Heidi Glynn-Finnegan, Sing for your Supper
The Ale House
The Ale House is a delightful and intimate concert venue, with warm acoustics.
Despite its name, there are no bar facilities at The Ale House and events there do not normally make alcoholic drinks available for sale. Most events, however, are bring-your-own. Wine glasses are made available.
In the 16th Century The Ale House was a place to serve ale to the parishioners of Colwall after church services. Nowadays, while having all modern facilities, it retains its ancient charm, with oak beams and leaded windows.
It is situated adjacent to St James the Great Church in Colwall. From the main B4218 going through the main part of Colwall, turn down Mill Lane, which is just north of the railway bridge. Go past Colwall Village Hall and the church is about half a mile further down the lane.
Park in the large car park next to the church and walk through the churchyard to the Ale House.
For reasons of safety parking is not allowed immediately adjacent to the building.
The Ale House is fully equipped for wheelchair access.
There is a pull-in space by the main door at the south end of the building (shown in the picture) for drop-off.