Master Shipwright's PalaceWatergate Street, London, SE8 3JF
mercredi 26 août de 17:00 à 22:00
À partir de £5(2 autres options disponibles)
This August, we are gathering in beautiful green spaces in London, Bristol and Sheffield to hear extraordinary live music.
In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we will come together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink, and the company of others.
For those of you that can’t join us in person, we’re very excited to be bringing the magic of music and nature to you in your homes via our Campfire Club: Live online broadcasts. Simply purchase a digital live-stream ticket to tune in for the early evening performances (6pm - 8pm) from the comfort of your home. Each broadcast will be presented by folk singer Sam Lee, who will introduce you to the two artists performing around the campfire that evening.
These events are going ahead subject to the anticipated change in regulations allowing for outdoor performances. In the event that these events are not able to go ahead, full refunds will be available.
There will be no on-site catering available; you are welcome to bring your own food. Please do not bring your own alcohol, as we will be running a bar.
We are thrilled to share the line up of outstanding artists who we will be featuring across the series:
• Saturday 8th August in London: Sam Amidon, Hannah Read
• Wednesday 12th August in London: The Hut People, Kadialy Kouyate
• Saturday 15th August in Sheffield: Rowan Rheingans, Jim Moray
• Wednesday 19th August in Bristol: Dizraeli, Kitty Macfarlane
• Saturday 22nd August in London: Millicent Chapanda, Germa Adan
• Wednesday 26th August in London: Nick Hart, Ewan McLennan
Nick Hart is a folk singer deeply rooted in the English tradition. Raised in a family of morris dancers, Nick played instrumental music for many years before discovering his passion for traditional song. Whilst studying for an ethnomusicology degree, he began to explore the large body of recordings of traditional singers from the second half of the 20th century, and this led to several years of fevered study and many nights spent at folk clubs and festivals, honing his skills as an unaccompanied singer.
Nick’s initially hardline attitude to the accompaniment of folk songs has softened over the years, but his love of the nuances of traditional singing informs his minimal guitar accompaniment, and his songs are delivered with a great emphasis on storytelling. His repertoire of songs, drawn largely from his native East Anglia, reflect his understanding of both the depth and breadth of material within the English tradition and he is fast acquiring a reputation as an engaging and entertaining performer.
“Uncluttered, great singing that reminds me of the very best English roots singers… this is the real deal” – Mike Harding
Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album ‘Rags & Robes’. The recording gained much critical praise, was described by Maverick as ‘a collection of truly captivating songs’, and featured in MOJO’s top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award’s Horizon Award in 2011.
Ewan’s music was immediately noted for its depth of feeling and sincerity, something which comes from his respect and passion for the music he plays. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make up his own songs, Ewan’s unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music.
Master Shipwright's Palace
Our venue for Campfire Club in London this August is a special one. Long-time fans of the Nest Collective will know it as the site of our summer festivals in previous years. The house itself is the oldest upstanding building of the former Deptford Royal Dockyard - home and office of the master shipwright since 1513 - remodelled in the early 18th century. It has a spectacular riverside garden, ideal for holding a small, socially-distanced audience.
"Hidden London at its delightful best" - The Telegraph
Keeping you safe
We are taking a number of measures to help everyone feel safe during these concerts, including:
- Significantly reducing our audience numbers
- Operating a safe queuing system at the bar
- Running a paperless, cashless system - card payments only please
- No printed tickets required, our door staff will have your order details
- Staff will be wearing PPE
- Hand sanitiser will be available on arrival, at the bar and at toilets
In return, we ask that you:
- Keep to the timings for the show you have booked
- Show your ticket on a mobile device rather than printed tickets
- Keep a safe distance away from other visitors and staff, and respect the safeguarding wishes of others
- Wash your hands using hand sanitiser at appropriate points
- Support our staff by showing patience whenever queuing is required
- Use your own personal protective equipment (PPE), if you choose to do so
- Regrettably, please do not bring dogs to any of our events
- Keep your belongings with you at all times and take your litter home
Our audiences say:
“The music of all the Campfire Club gigs I went to was outstanding, but what really makes them special is the atmosphere – beautiful, intimate venues, attentive listening and lovely people really make these idyllic ways to spend an evening.”
“This event was phenomenal. I cannot wait until I have an opportunity to attend another one. It was well organised and the musicians were something else. I certainly didn’t feel as though I was in Peckham, but some enchanted woodlands.”
“Walking into a wonderland of nature with beautiful music and people, it made me feel wonderfully elated.”