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Fireside concerts at Hawkwood this summer

This summer we’re excited to be hosting The Nest Collective for a series of fireside concerts at Hawkwood.

Join us and rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, we’ll be coming together around the fire to enjoy music, food, drink and the company of others.

Friday 24 June 2022

The Nest Collective present Bird in the Belly, a Brighton-based folk collective consisting of folk-duo Hickory Signals (Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti), alt-folk singer-songwriter Jinnwoo (Ben Webb), and multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Pryor. Together they have collected little known and forgotten lyrics, poems and stories from around the UK, and set them to their own “hypnotically original compositions” (fRoots).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Friday 22 July

The Nest Collective present Gasper Nali who plays a Babatoni – a 3 meter, one-stringed, home-made bass guitar – with an empty bottle and a stick. And makes the most beautiful and catchy original afro-beats possible.

Gasper is a one-man-band, with the Babatoni bass guitar, cow skin kick drum and very catchy tunes. He is absolutely unlike anything else. It’s super Malawian roots, it’s very up beat and incredibly danceable! – or – as a Bandcamp fan nicely put it: “Gasper is a one man party! It’s completely impossible to stop moving – and just as impossible to stop smiling!

His music is simple but joyous, and totally infectious” * * * * – Songlines

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Friday 23 September

And for the final concert of the series, The Nest Collective present The Brothers Gillespie.  Described by Folk Radio UK as ‘weaving an especially compelling magic’, and ‘showing off British acoustic music in its best possible light’, Northumbrian duo The Brothers Gillespie sing songs of great lyrical power, animated by the sound of soaring sibling harmony, inspired guitar playing and a rich array of acoustic instruments. Their songs and performances have a rare, intimate energy that is both earthy and ethereal, romantic and radical.

Our music is inspired by the still wild soul of the land in which we live, a land alive with presences, not owned by anyone. It is about seeing with the eye of the heart and recovering our imaginations. It is about finding home, belonging and each other in a world which is singing to us as we sing to it.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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