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Cube folk present

DAISY RICKMAN / Özcan Ateş & Pippa Craggs / Molly Linen / Danny Riley

a meeting of contemporary troubadours & traditional music.

Sat 4 May // 19:00 (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: £12 full / £9 concession

The Song Has No Ending is a new occasion drawing together songwriters, instrumentalists & traditional music in the warmth of the wood panelled, low lit auditorium of The Cube Microplex.

Before, between & after, turntable troubadours will be spinning a fine selection of folk & roots music from around the world.

Daisy Rickman

Daisy Rickman is a contemporary folk singer and visual artist from Cornwall. Celebrated by The Guardian as part of their ‘new music for 2024’ series, Daisy is further example of a growing confidence amongst young Cornish artists, musicians & writers imbuing the rich cultural heritage & language of Kernow with contemporary verve. A multi-instrumentalist she has two DIY albums and on stage, Daisy leads a 5 piece band in rhythmic psych-folk with echoes of the Incredible String Band, Pentangle and old Albion in a modern tapestry of sound that rises and falls like the crash of waves in the Atlantic Ocean against the Cornish coast. 

Landscaped Arcadian psychedelia offers imaginative time travel & glowing restorative energy that in Daisy’s words concern ‘the sun, the stars, and explorations of the cycles both within ourselves and throughout the turning wheel of the year’. With elements of raga and drone, the band reaches for a trance repetition for what she calls ‘communicating with the divine’.

Daisy’s deep voice has by turn a choral, Nico-esque quality, the new morning renewal of Anne Briggs or Nick Drake in their quiet majestic uplift and even the smoky jazz folk brass tones of Maki Asakawa or John Martyn. The alternate tunings & earthy tones of her acoustic guitar evoke the playing of Bert Jansch or Davy Graham. Her second record ‘Howl’ (Cornish for Sun) was self-released on this year’s Spring Equinox with a limited edition launching the popular journal Weird Walk’s new Record Cult series.

For the inaugural Cube folk club we are very happy to present Daisy’s debut Bristol show.


Özcan Ateş & Pippa Craggs

Currently in exile and living in Bristol, Özcan is a gifted younger member of the new generation of Turkish baglama players following in the footsteps of celebrated players such as the great Erkan Oğur & Aşık Veysel. Pippa Craggs is a classically trained musician and both have lead roles in Bristol’s Dovetail Orchestra for refugees & asylum seeking people. With his lyrical voice, Özcan sings of love, longing & exile while Pippa Craggs’s flute weaves a light & poetic flourish to the weight of his words backed by arpeggiated acoustic guitar & baglama (Turkish long necked lute). Özcan gives a grave attention to the folk repertoire of the baglama & in this new duet with Pippa, presents a mix of original & traditional material with respect & great liveliness.

Molly Linen

Molly is a songwriter from Shropshire who lives in Bristol. She sings of the small details she observes in the natural world and brush-stroked images of our inner life and vulnerabilities. Sometimes hushed, always clear, her voice is warm, unhurried & intimate, and she accompanies herself with gentle plucked melodic guitar lines that channel an emotional delicacy that recalls Glaswegian indie group The Delgados or Bristol’s own Rachael Dadd.

Molly has had airplay on 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland & Soho Radio and released several eps on Lost Map Records.


Danny Riley

Danny is emerging on Bristol’s live scene with a wild and explorative instrumental finger guitar style that draws on the traditional music of the British Isles & France along with improvisation, jazz, avant garde & psychedelic music. Very much in the sonic guitar continuum of John Fahey, Bill Orcutt, Tashi Dorji & Six Organs of Admittance.


Doors: 7pm - £12 full / £9 concession