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  1. Friday 19 October, 8pm Woodend Barn, Banchory Daniel Padden: guitar, voice, bass clarinet , Shane Connolly: drums and percussion, Alex South: bass clarinet, clarinet, Peter Nicholson: cello, voice The One Ensemble are a unique and curious quartet based in Glasgow, able to combine thrilling live playing with compositional elegance, shifting from hard-nosed rhythmic workouts to string miniatures, from wayward waltzes to open throated song. They will be performing two new pieces, including the Scottish première of Road, a recent commission from Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, and in collaboration with Screen Bandita, who will be projecting Super 8 films and slides alongside the music, creating an imaginary journey through the past. The result will be a playful, surreal and poignant road trip where found faces and places flicker on the screen as they are brought to life, transporting us to lands far and near. £9.00, £4.50 (students, u18s & unemployed) + bf http://www.woodendbarn.co.uk/event/woodend-barn/sound-one-ensemble
  2. Small as the World with Phil Bancroft Thursday 26 April, 8pm Woodend Barn, Banchory £14, £12 conc. £5 u16 in advance + bf £15, £13 conc. £5 u16 on the door + bf Saxophonist/composer Phil Bancroft’s latest project collides humour, music, visual image and communication technology, with the inner worlds and memories of you – the audience – to make an interactive, multi-media jazz celebration. A terrific 7-piece band counts LAU’s fiddler Aidan O’Rourke and Barn regular, guitarist Graeme Stephen amongst the soloists, in music furnished with Jarrett/Redman melodies, fiddle rounds, samples/impro, lyrical chamber music and George Clinton Funkadelia with echoes of Gong, but with a heart all of its own.
  3. The Pines + Craig John Davidson at Woodend Barn, Banchory on Saturday 4 December 8pm It's been an extraordinarily cold and snowy week and events have been cancelled all over the place. HOWEVER, the Pines will definitely be playing the Woodend Barn this Saturday 4 December! They are driving north right now to be sure they will be in town on time. Capturing the ears and stimulating the mind, the Pines - David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey - hone their musical craft to perfection with a sound that wavers on the edge of traditional acoustic/roots music, but embraces the nuances of newer rock and pop grooves. They have shared the stage with some pretty big names including Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Jolie Holland. Their delicate, stripped down raw brand of American folk music is beautiful and moving stuff and Q magazine saw fit to award their CD Tremolo with 4 stars - quite an achievement. The Pines will be supported by young local up and coming singer-songwriter Craig John Davidson.9, 7 conc, 5 under 16 in advance / 10, 8 conc, 6 under 16 on the door Tickets available online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk or by calling 01330 825431.
  4. Andy White: 21st Century Troubador Thursday 28 October 7.30pm Buchanans Bistro at Woodend Barn, Banchory Andy White, one of the great Irish singer-songwriters, tours the world with his 12 string guitar in one hand and a book of poetry in the other. He has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Tim Finn, Van Morrison and Sinead O Connor, been the A of ALT and won Irelands top songwriting award. Join Andy over supper in Buchanans as part of the Venison Festival for an evening of music and readings from his on-the-road journal 21st Century Troubadour. 20 per person, includes 2-course supper Tickets are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk
  5. Robin Inces Bad Book Club - Friday 1 October 8pm - Woodend Barn in Banchory From Ricky Gervais's support act to darling of the 'indie' comedy scene, Robin Ince has become a cult favourite with a series of sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe this year. You can catch him at Banchory's Woodend Barn on Friday 1 October 8pm. Robin Ince is curator of Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People, co- creator of Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage and stand-up comedy trailblazer. And he is back with a brand new show! Combining science and bad literature, the Bad Book Club clashes Cliff Richard biographies with evolutionary biology, Dutch astrology with books on how to pick up sexy girls. As seen and heard on Nerdstock, Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show and Loose Ends. 'certainly the most intellectually audacious' [Evening Standard] He appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's Comedy Cafe on 17 September, listen here (20th minute onwards...) Tickets are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or simply visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk 9, 7 conc, 5 under 16 in advance (10, 8 conc, 6 under 16 on door) - Bar
  6. DEAN FRIEDMAN - Saturday 18 September 8pm - Woodend Barn, Banchory This Saturday 18 September 8pm, chart topping recording artist and pop-icon Dean Friedman will be appearing at Banchorys Woodend Barn as part of his 2010 UK tour. He will perform solo, on guitar and keyboards, revisiting classic tunes from throughout his 30 year recording career, including familiar radio hits Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonalds Girl, Ariel and Woman of Mine. He will also play a selection of tunes from his more recent CDs, including the critically acclaimed, Squirrels in the Attic comedy songs for adults as well as material from his seventh studio album Submarine Races which will be released in the next few weeks. The summer of 1977 marked Dean Friedman's entry into pop consciousness with the enormous success of his infectious hit single Ariel, a quirkily irresistible pop song. A year later, Friedman struck again, this time with a magical duet, performed with singer Denise Marsa, entitled Lucky Stars which zoomed to the top of the UK singles charts, hotly followed by Lydia, Rocking Chair and Woman of Mine. Although Friedman's next single, McDonald's Girl was officially banned by the BBC for mentioning the name of the well known fast food restaurant in its chorus, the irrepressible pop song has recently been covered by a number of acclaimed new bands including Canadian group Barenaked Ladies and American band The Blenders. During the '80's, Friedman also turned his hand to composing and producing music soundtracks for TV and film including the hit British TV series, Boon. Other credits include Nick Arcade for Nickelodeon and Eerie Indiana for the NBC and the soundtrack to the underground cult horror film classic, I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle. In 2008, Friedman also produced and hosted the popular BBC Radio Scotland series 'Dean Friedman's Real American Folk', sonic postcards which portrayed the sounds, the spirit and the stories of the Hudson RiverValley region in New York (and beyond). Dont miss this great opportunity to see Dean Friedman live at Woodend Barn! Tickets are available at Woodend Barn by calling 01330 825431 or visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk www.deanfriedman.com
  7. Kirsty McGee + Hashimoto Jones - Saturday 11 September 8pm - Woodend Barn, Banchory Kirsty McGee Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Kirsty McGee has been recording and touring to critical acclaim since her debut in 2002. Her style continues to defy categorisation and charm audiences around Europe, earning her the tag of 'cult' singer-songwriter in the UK. With a history of politics, homelessness and wanderlust and combining styles as diverse as folk, jazz, chanson and Americana, her work is held together by her distinctive lyrical style and astonishing voice. "Bewitching" [Q****] www.kirstymcgee.com Hashimoto Jones Hashimoto Jones brings you pop with a blue note, melancholic melodies, great guitar solos and the soulful voice of Dutch singer Nina Eggens. Mixing bluesy ballads with upbeat tunes this four-piece Aberdeen-based band is truly original. www.myspace.com/hashimotojonesTickets for this event are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk
  8. LEADING YOUNG SCOTS BAND TO HIT THE BARN: Mairearad Green and Anna Massie - Woodend Barn - Saturday 12 June 8pm The hugely entertaining Anna Massie and Mairearad Green return to Banchorys Woodend Barn on Saturday 12 June 8pm. Providing a highly energetic performance, you can expect accomplished musicianship from these two award-winning multi-instrumentalists with humour, charisma and stories to match. "It should be illegal to be so young and so talented!" [Dirty Linen] Having played together for over 8 years now, Mairearad and Anna have an intuitive approach to each others musical ideas and interpretations and share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. . They both perform individually with some of the hottest numbers on the Scottish folk scene today such as The Poozies, Blazin Fliddles, Karen Matheson, Box Club, Eddi Reader, Karine Polwart and The Unusual Suspects. Multi-instrumentalist Anna plays the fiddle, mandolin and tenor banjo, and she is also a most impressive guitarist er. As well as live performances Anna is a busy recording artist with appearances on Michael McGoldricks "Wired," and Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain's "Roads Not Travelled" amongst many others. Mairearad Greens deft and lyrical accordion playing is an excellent match for Annas talents. Mairearad is one of Scotlands finest musical exports as a performer and composer. One of her latest recordings was featured on Eddi Readers deluxe album and Eddi herself called it the best Scottish tune I have heard in years, Mairearad is a genius! Its always a top quality evening when these girls are in town - not to be missed! Tickets for the concert are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or online www.woodendbarn.co.uk. Buchanans are also taking bookings for pre-performance meals in their lovely new restaurant 01330 826520 to reserve a table. www.myspace.com/annamassie and www.myspace.com/mairearadgreen
  9. Red Note Ensemble presents 'A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle' - Saturday 5 June 7.30pm - Woodend Barn - Banchory Music, humour and inebriation are all on show this Saturday as Scotland's inimitable contemporary musical virtuosos, Red Note take to Woodend Barns stage at 7.30pm. Performing Bill Sweeneys 90minute version of Hugh MacDiarmids epic poem, A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, Red Note guarantee the audience a fun and thought provoking musical romp. Set to music of huge imagination and vibrancy by Glasgow composer Bill Sweeney, this is a brilliant, multi-faceted setting of one of the landmark Scots poems of the twentieth century. MacDiarmids infamously thrawn narrator explores the state of Scotland from an emotionally and intellectually charged perspective. Sweeneys galloping, madcap setting is by turns funny and profound, employing Red Notes multi-talented musicians, singers and narrator to sensational effect. A strong statement from a muscular new team, brimming from the best musicians in the business [The Herald] Red Note is a new Scottish-based professional music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing interesting and significant contemporary music. The ensemble for this tour is made of 9 players, including a jazz clarinettist and trombonist as well as 4 singers. They will be directed by rising young conducting star Jessica Cottis and features well-loved Scottish actor Crawford Logan in the title role of the famously thrawn narrator. Expect an evening of humour, inebriation, beauty, politically-charged comment and virtuoso musical and literary invention! Tickets for both performances are available by calling 01330 825431 or online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk. Remember you can also book a pre-performance meal at Buchanans on 01330 826530. www.rednoteensemble.com
  10. Breabach - Woodend Barn - Banchory - 22/05/2010 8pm One of the most inventive and diverse bands to emerge from the Scottish folk scene in recent years, Breabach take to the stage on Saturday 22 May at 8pm. Their collective charm and talents never fail to impress. Ewan Roberston and Patsy Reid share the vocal duties whilst multi-instrumentalists Calum MacCrimmon and Donal Brown alternate between pipes, flute, whistle, bouzouki and step-dance with musical gems unleashed like musical artillery to breathtaking effect. Inverurie born double bassist James Lindsay has also recently been added to the line-up, contributing towards a punch-packing, yet impeccably tight, overall sound. Having kicked off 2009 in style at Glagsows Celtic Connections, Breabach undertook a nationwide tour last spring, followed by the recording of their hotly anticipated second album, The Desperate Battle of the Birds. The album was released at Celtic Connections 2010, when James joined the line-up, and was followed immediately by a Scottish tour with Canadian group Le Vent du Nord. 'A young group performing with technical assurance and a feel for traditional idioms Their raucous, driving attack is energised and exciting!' [The Scotsman] Listen ! Tickets for both performances are available by calling 01330825431 or online at www.woodendbarn.co.uk. Remember you can also book a pre-performance meal at Buchanans on 01330826530. www.breabach.com
  11. They are in the Barn sound checking now! Concert tonight starts at 8pm, doors open at 7.30... Head out to Banchory for an evening of "folk with a bit of attitude"!
  12. Rachel Hair Trio - Saturday 23 April 8pm - Woodend Barn - Banchory (AB31 5QA) Critically acclaimed Scottish harpist Rachel Hair makes her way to Woodend Barn in Banchory on Friday 23 April along with her two partners in crime, Jenn Butterworth on guitar & vocalsand Joe Rattray on double bass. Described as folk with a bit of attitude this will be an impressive evening of traditional music with a contemporary edge! Rachel Hair has fast made a name for herself as one of the most exciting and dynamic performers of her generation. Hailing from the Highlands, her eclectic mix of Scottish, Irish and original music is highly influenced by both her time studying alongside jazz, folk, rock and classical musicians and her mixed Scots and Irish parentage. "Deft, sensitive playing displays a freshness and rhythmic vitality as well as notable technical prowess"**** [The Scotsman] Rachel has performed as a soloist at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the much coveted Edinburgh International Harp Festival and several times at Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival, where she was recently filmed playing with Irish harper Laoise Kelly for the BBC. She has also performed on the infamous BBC "Hogmanay Live" show with top musicians Eddie Reader, Phil Cunningham, Karen Matheson, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and Aly Bain. "One of the most innovative young musicians to have emerged over the last few years" [The Irish Music Review] Her latest album "The Lucky Smile" was recorded in 2009 featuring her trio of harp, guitar and double bass together with special guest musicians. On Friday 23 April, she will be accompanied by ex member of the Anna Massie Band Jenn Butterworth as well as outstanding double bass Joe Rattray. Tickets are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330825431 or visiting www.woodendbarn.co.uk. And remember Buchanans are now open, 01330 826530 to make a reservation!
  13. Sunday 28 March 7.30pm, the turbo-charged 13-piece in your face accousto-thrash celtic supergroup Treacherous Orchestra will land at Woodend Barn in Banchory with their explosive acoustically driven sound. Featuring pipes, accordian, fiddles, whistles, flutes, electric guitar, banjo, bass, drums and percussion, Treacherous Orchestra's powerful rhythms draw upon modern rock, jazz and funk, as well as traditional marches and reels. Members of Treacherous Orchestra are drawn from Croft No Five, Salsa Celtica, Peatbog Faeries, Session A9, Old Blind Dogs, Box Club and Back To The Moon, amongst others, making them the new generation of tune'n'groove-led Instrumental Folk Music. You have been warned; miss them at your peril! 'The best new act at Cambridge Folk Festival 2009... their thrilling take on Scottish roots and dance music proved one of the highlights of the weekend.' [Cambridge Folk Festival] Fro more information call Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or visit www.woodendbarn.co.uk www.treacherousorchestra.com
  14. Fantastic line up. Concert went really well, subtle, clever mix of jazz and folk. Did your sax player manage to make it out to Banchory for the gig? Thanks!
  15. On Saturday 13 March 8pm, Woodend Barn stages one of the finest singer-songwriters and performers around. Ex Love And Money frontman James Grant will play material from all his critically acclaimed solo albums and a smattering of the old favourites in a solo acoustic setting. James Grant's career began in the early eighties, when he formed Friends Again with Chris Thompson but it was with Love and Money that he found more widespread recognition gaining several hit singles, a world-wide following and silver discs in the UK. His writing style has in the past been compared to Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, and his guitar playing compared to Eric Clapton! As well as playing with Ewan Vernal (from Deacon Blue), he has also worked with the likes of Tom Verlaine (from the band "Television"), Jeffrey Porcaro (from Toto) and Karen Matheson (Capercaillie), and legendary producers such as Gary Katz (Steely Dan) and Tom Dowd (Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton and Aretha Frankin). Last year, James Grant released Strange Flowers, his most upbeat record since Love And Money's legendary Strange Kind of Love. Another phenomenal collection of songs with shades of Scott Walker, John Martyn, John Barry and 70s' soul but the voice, the inimitable lyrical twists and turns and blistering guitar playing are absolute James Grant. A show not to be missed, raw, heart-rending and uplifting. 'This is music from another place... ' [MOJO] Tickets are available by calling Woodend Barn on 01330 825431 or visit our website www.woodendbarn.co.uk www.james-grant.com
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