Bug Prentice

Welcome Songs

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:

I Fagiolini
Ally Craig (that’s me)
Eliza Carthy and the Fiddle Girls – Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young

For more information, visit the Welcome Songs site or Welcome Songs on facebook.


Vortex videos

Many thanks to everyone who came to the Vortex to see us and Big Cat on Saturday. We had a great time, and the audience was lovely and fluffy and wonderful.

I was able to capture some video footage of the set. Here it is, you lucky people.

Not Yet:

A Train then a Train then a Train:

Big Cat + Bug Prentice at the Vortex

We will be playing at London’s Vortex jazz club on Saturday 18th August. Steve has a prior commitment, so we will be joined by James Maddren on drums.

Headlining is Big Cat, a group lead by our very own Ruth Goller:

Big Cat coalesce heavy riffs with melodic soundscapes – with anything being possible from members Ruth Goller (bass), Chris Montague (guitar), James Allsopp (saxophone) and Tim Giles (drums).

Bizarre blues run into dripping laments, the composed runs into the improvised. With influences ranging from Captain Beefheart to Bill Frisell to William Parker, Big Cat are constantly surprising and entertaining.

Venue: The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, N16 8AZ London
Time: door at 8pm, music starts at 8:30
Price: £8 (concessions £6)
See more: Vortex site | book tickets with WeGotTickets | facebook event

The Geekeasy podcast
August 1, 2012, 8:54 pm
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Our film-inspired song Nicholas Ray has been featured on the very first episode of The Geekeasy podcast.

Join Adam Stephen Kelly and Dr. Karen Oughton as they present the debut of The Geekeasy Podcast with a rather epic two-hour inaugural episode, featuring THE DARK KNIGHT RISES chit-chat, competitions to win tickets to a London world premiere, as well as every single season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM on DVD, a great interview with writer/director Sean Hogan as he discusses his new film THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS, and much, much more!

You can download the podcast here. (Warning, some of the conversation is NSFW.)