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    The Melting Vinyl and Willkommen Foxtrot at Stanmer House

    Thursday, August 5th, 2010
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    Following on from the great success of 2009’s event, which saw The Leisure SocietyPeggy SueAlessi’s Ark and more delight a sold out crowd, Brighton’s premier folk collective Willkommen Records and co-conspirators and renowned South Coast independent music promoters Melting Vinyl are very pleased to announce our second all day show at Stanmer House.

    The venue is in a nature reserve on the outskirts of Brighton, a mere stroll from the University of Sussex campus and at the heart of the Sussex Countryside. Stanmer House is a beautifully restored, Grade I listed stately home built in 1722. It’s regal but inviting and warm – the perfect environment.

    This year’s event takes place on September 12th, and we’ve given it a name: FOXTROT.

    We also have a VERY special guest headliner – we have booked a truly stunning artist, but we just know it will sell out as soon as we announce them and we want to give the Willkommen and Melting Vinyl faithful a chance to get the tickets before this happens.

    From outside of the Collective we are delighted and honoured to have Anna CalviFrancois & The Atlas MountainsRachael Dadd and Rayon Breed join us for and suffuse our celebrations with their unique, folk-flecked talents.

    A range of fantastic artists from the Collective and the extended family will be playing. We have an increasingly rare performance from Willkommen’s mother band, Shoreline, who deal in sublime sea shanties.  FOXTROT will see the first full set in Brighton from Willkommen’s very own super group, The Climbers (featuring Nick Hemming and Christian Hardy from The Leisure Society), who will be playing songs from their debut, The Good Ship , an album which has won over pundits as diverse as Mark Radcliff, Bob Harris and Don Letts.  Hot on the heels of the success of their recent sophomore outing, Of Flight and Fury, The Miserable Rich will be wooing one and all with their string adorned pure-pop. So at one with the folk tradition is Mary Hampton‘s stark beauty that no less an icon as Eliza Carthy was inspired to praise her My Mother’s Children album in fRoots magazine. Perennial festival favourites, Sons of Noel and Adrian, will be serving up their heady, psychedelic -folk stew. Laish, who will be releasing their debut album on Willkommen later in the year, specialise in lovably scuffed, singer-songwriter confessionals. Kristin McClement is hard at work on her debut too with Christian Hardy at the helm. Her winsome, whispy, wonder-folk is the reason she’s a rising star. Also about to release his first Willkommen music is Rowan Coupland who will dazzle with his post-modern take upon the troubadour tradition.

    We have a lot of very special surprise extras still to announce so stay posted.

    Stanmer House, Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9QA. Doors open at 2pm.

    Tickets are priced at just £20 plus booking fee and, to give Brightonians the best chance of getting tickets, for a week tickets will only be available from Resident and Rounder Records – from their stores in Brighton or on 01273 606312 or  01273 325440 respectively.

    There is a limited free return  Bus from Old Stiene, Brighton on a first come first served basis or take the train to Falmer, Number 25 bus to Stanmer or Number 78 bus to the House.

    All Ages Welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Alcohol not to be brought in, bar and food will be available.
    www.willkommenrecords.co.uk www.meltingvinyl.co.uk www.stanmerhouse.co.uk www.thebiglemon.com www.resident-music.com www.rounderbrighton.co.uk

    Tickets and times for Stanmer House this Sunday

    Friday, July 3rd, 2009

    It’s just a few days away and the current forecast is sunny! The doors open at 7:45pm, but I’d recommend getting down there early and spending the afternoon in the beautiful surroundings with a barbecue and a few cold beers.

    Here are the times:

    Marquee

    The Leisure Society 11:10pm
    Peggy Sue 10:00pm
    Sons of Noel and Adrian 8:55pm
    Robert Stillman 7:55pm

    Inside the house

    Alessi’s Ark 10:35pm
    Pete Roe 9:30pm
    Caroline Weeks 8:25pm

    Here’s a link showing the bus route from the Old Steine, you get the number 25 and it takes about 38 minutes including the walk into Stanmer Park. There are regular trains to Falmer from Brighton and it’s about a 10-15 minute walk from there. Sadly the last train back to Brighton from Falmer is at 23:26 but I believe buses run all night, a taxi will cost about £10-12.

    Resident is now SOLD OUT but there are currently 16 tickets left on wegottickets.com/willkommen, then we’re totally sold out. I’ll post on here if there are any tickets left on the day but it looks unlikely.

    Another Stanmer House addition! Robert Stillman

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

    The overflowing Stanmer House lineup has a new addition. Recently seen playing keys with Grizzly Bear, Robert Stillman‘s own music exists “somewhere between the fairground, the rural parlor, and the stars” and is influenced by the likes of John Fahey, Kurt Weill, Scott Joplin, and Maurice Ravel.

    The lineup also includes The Leisure Society, Alessi’s Ark, Peggy Sue, Sons of Noel and Adrian, Laura Marling’s pianist and banjo player Pete Roe and Caroline Weeks of Bat for Lashes. The event takes place in Grade I listed stately home Stanmer House on Sunday July 5th, tickets cost just £12 from wegottickets.com or Resident Records, 28 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, 01273 606312.

    Pete Roe joins Stanmer House line-up

    Thursday, June 11th, 2009

    The enthralling Pete Roe joins The Leisure Society, Alessi’s Ark et al on our overflowing Willkommen micro-festival bill. Pete is an amazing multi-instrumentalist who plays banjo and piano with Laura Marling, guitar techs for Maccabees and recently toured in support of Mumford & Sons. He has a unique guitar style which somehow sees separate bass, rhythm, lead and even percussions lines simultaneously flow from just two hands.

    He’s an amazing performer and a great addition to the line-up. More information about the event here and tickets available for just £12 here.

    Caroline Weeks added to Stanmer House bill

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

    We are delighted to announce that Willkommen favourite Caroline Weeks has joined the lineup for our exciting Stanmer House show. She joins The Leisure Society, Alessi’s Ark, Peggy Sue and Sons of Noel and Adrian in what is shaping up to be the best gig we’ve ever put on. Caroline Weeks is an extremely talented singer songwriter and some time member of Bat For Lashes, with whom she recently toured France. This is a special appearance ahead of her tour of America. There are more acts still to be announced.

    Over half the tickets have already flown out of the door so buy quickly. You can get them from wegottickets.com here or from Resident Records in Kensington Gardens, Brighton, 01273 606312.