Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Ally Craig, Ben Bastin, Bug Prentice, Liberty Festival, National Paralympic Day, Olympic Park, Stephen Gilchrist
Ally Craig is playing a set at Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival, part of National Paralympic Day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7th September 2013. He will be joined by Ben Bastin on double bass, and fellow Bug Prentice member Stephen Gilchrist on drums.
For the first time at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Liberty Festival presents an exciting programme of Deaf and disability arts including street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities. Don’t miss the new dance performance commissioned exclusively for Liberty Festival entitled Cube of Curiosity, prepare to be amazed by Graeae’s inspiring performance ‘The Limbless Knight’, plus there’ll be a special appearance from singer Andrea Begley, winner of the BBC’s ‘The Voice’.
Liberty Festival runs from 1-6pm, with Ally’s set starting at 2:25. Entry is free, no ticket required.
If you want to see some amazing disability sporting events, you need to register for free tickets from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Filed under: Downloads, Musical | Tags: BBC Introducing, BBC Introducing in Oxford, BBC Oxford, Beatles, Bug Prentice, Children in Need, fixers, george harrison, Greg Stuart, The Beatles, the dreaming spires, To Liesel
We appeared on BBC Oxford in October 2012 to perform our version of “Only a Northern Song” for Beatles Day, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Beatles single. Now our song is available on iTunes as part of Cover Me Do, an EP featuring five Oxfordshire artists’ interpretations of Beatles songs. The full track list is:
- Bug Prentice – “Only a Northern Song” (Harrison)
- To Liesel – “Dear Prudence” (Lennon, McCartney)
- The Dreaming Spires – “It’s All Too Much” (Harrison)
- Greg Stuart – “Across the Universe” (Lennon, McCartney)
- Fixers – “Free as a Bird” (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starkey)
Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you some fine music. All proceeds go to Children In Need, so please please us and buy it.
Filed under: Internet, Musical | Tags: Childish Things, Helen & Douglas House, Oxford
Did you miss the Childish Things concerts in Oxford this Tuesday and Wednesday? Do you want to contribute to Helen & Douglas House? Watch the video below to find out about the great work done by H&DH, then you can make a donation via text message.
Text message donations only work for phones on UK networks, but there are other ways to donate.
Filed under: Musical | Tags: Al Murray, Ally Craig, Bug Prentice, Charlie Baker, Charlotte Myerson, Childish Things, David Armand, Hal Cruttenden, Helen & Douglas House, Holly Walsh, Josh Widdicombe, KT Tunstall, Marcus Brigstocke, New Theatre, Newton Faulkner, Out of the Blue, Oxford, Paul Foot, Rob Brydon, Sara Pascoe, Steve Shanyaski, Stornoway, Tom Bell, Tony Law
Childish Things 9 will be held at the Oxford New Theatre on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th February. These annual variety concerts raise money for Helen & Douglas House:
Last year’s event saw Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Jamie Cullum, KT Tunstall, and many others, help to raise over £100,000 for the hospice.
We will be playing on Tuesday, and Ally will play solo on Wednesday. The full line-up for both evenings is below. Follow the Childish Things facebook page to keep up to date with further additions – and bear in mind that there may be last-minute, secret guest appearances.
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue
Ally Craig (solo)
Filed under: Musical | Tags: Ally Craig, BBC Oxford, Beatles, Bug Prentice, george harrison, james maddren, malcolm boyden, Ruth Goller, The Beatles
It’s Beatles Day on BBC Oxford, celebrating 50 years since the release of Love Me Do. We were one of five bands invited to record Beatles covers especially for the occasion. If you missed it live on air, here you can listen to Malcolm Boyden interviewing me about the Beatles, followed by our version of George Harrison’s “Only A Northern Song.”
Many thanks to Malcolm, Harry Beer and everyone at BBC Oxford for your warm, enthusiastic welcome.
Filed under: Musical | Tags: Ally Craig, BBC Oxford, Beatles, Bug Prentice, fixers, malcolm boyden, The Beatles, the dreaming spires, toliesel, we aeronauts
This Friday (October 5th) will be Beatles Day on local BBC radio stations across the UK. BBC Oxford have asked five local bands to record Beatles covers especially for the occasion – Fixers, The Dreaming Spires, Toliesel, We Aeronauts and our very own Bug Prentice.
The five songs will be aired on Malcolm Boyden’s show between 10am and 1pm, and the band members (including Ally) will be interviewed about the Beatles and their influence.
Filed under: Musical | Tags: "ally craig" "bug prentice" "welcome songs" paralympics "paralympic flame" "flame festival" aylesbury "eliza carthy" "i fagiolini"
I will be playing a solo set on the Welcome Songs music stage at the Paralympic Flame Festival in Aylesbury. The show starts at 17:55 on Tuesday 28th August and showcases Welcome Songs, performed by Eliza Carthy, I Fagiolini and a number of disabled musicians using assistive technology.
UK’s top folk artist Eliza Carthy, and Robert Hollingworth, with internationally renowned solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini, will lead communities across the country in performing celebratory Welcome Songs.
Bedded in English traditional music, the Welcome Songs form a suite that has been arranged for choral voices by Eliza and Roderick Williams. Choirs will come together in the four locations to perform the songs, joining Eliza Carthy and her Band, Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini on stage. The songs are intended to be played together as an extended suite, which forms a narrative which links to the values and themes of the Olympic and Paralympic games, encapsulating war, love, loss, rising up against adversity, parting and reunion.
The Welcome Songs Music Stage also includes:
Ally Craig (that’s me)
Eliza Carthy and the Fiddle Girls – Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young