Very Cellular Songs: The Music of the Incredible String Band

Featuring Mike Heron and Clive Palmer, Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells, Dr Strangely Strange & Robyn Hitchcock

19 July 2009 / 19:30

£10 / 15 / 20 / 25

subject to availability
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The Guardian preview - When folk was hip

For this special concert, Mike Heron and Clive Palmer will be joined by an array of special guests including Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells, Dr Strangely Strange, Abigail Washburn, Kami Thompson, Green Gartside and more.

The legendary folk duo of Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, who played more than 30 instruments between them, inspired a cult following in the late 1960s.

1967s Spirits, Or The Layers Of The Onion had an effect on the folk scene comparable with Sgt Pepper on the rock world, and their performances, became major events on the underground scene. Their brand of psychedelic folk was seen as an exciting and imaginative departure from tradition, while their musicianship was undisputed.

While the music world’s attention drifted away from their brand of folk in the 1970s, the duo carried on making records, alongside some solo projects, until splitting in 1974.

Don't miss this extraordinary one-off concert event.

FreeStage pre-show 5.45pm: Georgia Seddon and Dr Strangely Strange (6.30pm)

Part of the Witchseason Weekender, July 18 & 19
A celebration of the Witchseason label and the man who did so much to support and promote the British folk-rock scene in the extraordinarily creative years of the late 1960s, Boston-born producer and label boss Joe Boyd.

Curated by Boyd himself, these concerts are a reminder of the continuing vitality and relevance of the scene which produced Nick Drake, Sandy Denny and Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, the Incredible String Band and the UFO club – all aspects of the legacy of the Witchseason label and production house.

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