Sun 12 March // 18:00 (cancelled)
Under the guise of Trappist Afterland, Adam G Cole has carved out an uncompromising and often exciting back catalogue of acidic spiritual folk that weaves Eastern time signatures, ethereal drones and meditative audio journeys.
Adam Geoffrey Cole is probably best known for the albums he released with various choice contributors under the banner of Trappist Afterland, who have become a byword for some of the most genuinely exciting, ambitious and innovative psych folk over the last decade. Whether considering 2016’s ornate and detailed ‘God’s Good Earth’, or last year’s epically scaled but deeply personal ‘Seaside Ghost Tales’, Trappist offered a highly individual approach that encompassed gnostic beliefs, personal philosophy and a tangible love and reverence for underground 60’s and 70’s acid folk. Utilising a selection of exotic and unusual instrumentation, comparisons with The Incredible String Band were certainly close to the mark in reflecting the sheer quality of Trappist’s output, and a useful signifier for fans of similar musical terrain; however, they do not adequately describe the unerring uniqueness of Trappist’s work or of Cole’s distinct vision.
Angeline Morrison is a folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and morris dancer who lives in Kernow, UK. Believes in sad songs, magic, the beauty and power of nature. Current album “The Sorrow Songs: Folk Songs of Black British Experience” seeks to re-story the hidden histories of the UK’s black populations back into its folk music. “One of those rare records that feels perfectly weighted, entirely free of anything extraneous... the whole thing feels lighter than air”(Folk Radio UK). “Truly revolutionary” (New Internationalist). “Abundant with meaning and feeling” (The Guardian).
With his eco-conscious debut album ‘Silent Spring’ (2019), Henry Parker laid down a new sound for modern folk music, drawing deep from the well of the sixties and seventies revival. His style is a clear joining of the past and the present, a unique voice in the folk world that echoes with sounds of the tradition, whilst venturing beyond, into the realms of folk-rock and psych.
A devoted guitarist since childhood, Henry Parker’s musical upbringing was in the world of rock and heavy metal, yet, at the age of 20, paths were taken that led him adrift. Soon enthralled by the ethereal playing of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake; finger-picking and open tunings rapidly became the essence of his new found folk sound.