I know we’ve already mentioned this in the list of Liverpool Folk and Roots Festival gigs, but we think it’s worth a second mention.
Thursday 26th November – The Twilight Garden Party 7.30pm @ The Palm House, Sefton Park
Organised by Almanac Folkmyspace.com/almanacfolk the Twilight Garden Party is a night of song, story telling, spoken word and live illustration in the beautiful surroundings of Sefton Park Palm House. Following a series of explosive gigs across the city featuring folk’s brightest new stars, Almanac’s electric mix of musicians and artists has gained a justly deserved cult following. Expect trad folk, alt folk, songs old and new, and some very exciting collaborations in this musical and visual feast. Artists include Andy Hickie (“This troubadour will do North Wales proud”, BBC Radio 1), Lizzie Nunnery (Performer of the year, Fatea Folk Awards 08), singer/harpist Nula Mathers, cross genre multi instrumentalists Temple Fire, combining their Scandinavian, Celtic and Eastern folk influences; plus the folk pop majesty of Atlantic Massey.
The Almanac Folk events have been winning some well-known fans. Local musician and rising star John Smith had this to say about it:-
“Whilst there is a strong bond between brother and sister musicians in Liverpool, we don’t necessarily make enough effort to collaborate and perform together – as it was, I found myself on stage with half a dozen others, flying by the seat of my pants. In a scene saturated with drab indie bands, the value of such an innovative folk night in Liverpool cannot be over-emphasized. It brings our community of singers and instrumentalists that bit closer, and reminds us of the true value of our craft. I can’t recommend it enough.”
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.