HEART OF THE WORLD FOLK CLUB PRESENTS
LISA KNAPP AND GERRY DIVER IN CONCERT
A GARLAND OF RITUAL & LOVE SONGS IN THE MONTH OF MAY
Saturday 9th May 2020 at 7.45pm
Dugdale Theatre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS
South London born folk songstress & fiddle player Lisa Knapp has joined forces with the prolific Mercury nominated producer Gerry Diver in a brand new exciting Folk colaboration.
Lisa Knapp’s 3rd album release, Till April Is Dead, brings together her love and fascination of traditional song and music as well as folk lore of England, Britain and beyond. The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere; summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate!
Melding together some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling ‘May’ songs inspired by weird and wonderful happenings across Britain themes of ritual, celebration, yearly cycles and community are brought to life in highly original interpretations. A range of acoustic instruments; violin, viola, hammered dulcimer and pump organs abound with the addition of sounds of nature; owls, insects, swifts and cuckoos as well as alarms, clocks and other electronic delights. Joined on the album by Graham Coxon (Blur), cult performer David Tibet, folk songstress Mary Hampton, with Pete Flood (Bellowed) on percussion duties the album was produced by Gerry Diver.
The Guardian 5“…Knapp’s voice throughout is a revelation, both pure and wild... Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness.”
Fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver was born in Manchester to Irish parents. He started playing Irish traditional music at an early age, winning six British champion titles on various instruments at Fleadh Cheoil (Irish music competitions). Gerry's groundbreaking 2012 album The Speech Project, supported by the English and Irish Arts Councils, took four years of painstaking work to create, inspired by the rhythm, pitch and tone of spoken interviews with some of the biggest names in Irish traditional music.
“Seductive, inspirational, unique.” The Sunday Times
“Cards on the table - this is brilliant” fRoots Magazine
“Rich depths of imagination, sentiment and emotion…so arresting” MOJO