Half Moon presents:
Folksville Summer Fayre - all day ticket
Peggy Seeger + Lisa Knapp + Jack Lukeman + Lisa Canny + Peter Donegan
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Join us for a very special day of music celebrating our amazing Folk heritage here at The Half Moon!
2.30-3.30pm Peggy Seeger In Conversation with music journalist Colin Irwin
3.45-4.30pm Lisa Knapp live
4.45-5.30pm Peter Donegan Trio live
5.45-6.30pm Traditional Song Workshop with Lisa Knapp
8.00-8.45pm Lisa Canny live
9.00pm Jack Lukeman live
Compare - Colin Irwin, music journalist, presenter and author at The Guardian, Mojo, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, fRoots Spiral Earth, Radio 2
Our Artist in Residence, Stella Tooth, will be showing her brilliant work throughout the day, capturing our performers on stage - more details here
The popular Folksville club at The Half Moon in Putney was founded back in 1965 by guitarists Cliff Aungier, Gerry Lockran and Royd Rivers.
Regular guests included Richard Thompson, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Van Morrison, Ralph McTell, Wilko Johnson, Elvis Costello, Dr Feelgood, Steve Marriott, and of course The Who and Rolling Stones. The club became an iconic destination for Folk and Blues fans in swinging London, which continues to the present day.
Peggy plays 5-string banjo, guitar, Appalachian dulcimer, autoharp, English concertina and piano. She had a try at the mandolin and fiddle. The family celebrated when she lent the fiddle to a friend and it was never returned.
Peggy has written several hundred songs of which the best known are Gonna Be an Engineer (which has become one of the anthems of the women's' movement) and The Ballad of Springhill (about the 1958 Springhill, Nova Scotia, mining disaster).
149 of her songs appear in her songbook, The Peggy Seeger Songbook, Warts and All (Oak Publications, 1998). The companion book to her own songs is The Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook, a complete and comprehensive anthology of the songs written by Ewan MacColl (Oak Publications, November 2001).
She has made 24 solo discs and collaborated with Ewan MacColl on more records than she can count. She has also appeared on many recordings by other artists. She is the face of Ewan MacColl's song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.
Peggy's half-brother Pete is considered the father (now great-grandfather) of the American folk-revival since 1946. Her brother Mike was a virtuoso on several dozen instruments. The Seeger family has been involved in folk music in the USA for over a half-century.
Singer, musician, general explorer of songs and sounds, especially associated with the wonderful canon of traditional material contained in this weird & wonderful part of the world, and beyond as well as my own songs/compositions.
Awards BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2014 for Best Original Track for the song 'Two Ravens' from the album 'Hidden Seam'
"Lisa is not just a great folk artist, she's a great artist full stop." Morning Star
"...ancient tradition delivered with respect and beauty." MOJO
"Tradition immersed yet utterly contemporary and fearlessly original." fRoots
Jack Lukeman is one of Ireland's most respected and best loved performers described as “A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century ” The Guardian – at home Jack is a multi platinum selling award winning, singer songwriter. Internationally Jack has performed at the Lincoln Centre, Glastonbury and most recently at the Royal Albert Hall as the special guest of Jools Holland.
“What a voice..what a performer!” The LA Times
“A gorgeous, versatile baritone” The Washington Post
“Jack Lukeman's voice is an irresistible force of nature” The Irish Times
“Brilliant Live performer 5 Stars” Scotsman
Support is from Lisa Canny
Born and bred in County Mayo, Ireland, Lisa Canny is a notably talented musician; best known for her enchanting covers and captivating live performances. Lisa has performed to crowds of 50,000 and has toured all of the U.S., Canada, Europe & Russia as lead singer with Celtic Crossroads & The Young Irelanders.
Crowned UK “Future Music’s” Songwriting Champion 2016, Canny is gifted with empowering confidence and a charming sense of honesty. The most exciting and consummate stage of Lisa Canny’s career is now pouring vehemently over the horizon.
She had a Top ten hit with “Lifeline” Ireland 2015, written with grammy-winning songwriter Jodi Marr and won UK Future Music’s 'Songwriting Champion' in 2016.
• 7-time All Ireland champion on harp and banjo • 1st class honours B.A. Irish Music and Dance • 1st class honours M.A. Ethnomusicology • Event Industry Award Winner 2015 • Appeared on 2 PBS Specials
"Watch Lisa reinvent harp-playing" - Seán Rocks, RTE Arena
"Crossing so many genres it is hard to define" - Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
"Top ten of Irish acts you don’t want to miss” - BBC America