[R]adio 2 Folk Award nominees, Ninebarrow, along with special guests Stephen Higgins and Krystal Clark, present a benefit concert for Manna House, Kendal.
On Saturday, May 27, 2017, Ninebarrow is presenting a benefit concert to support, celebrate and honour the work of Manna House in preventing homelessness in Kendal and the wider South Lakes area. The concert will take place at the United Reformed Church, and begins at 7:00pm. (doors open, for seating at 7:30pm). Tickets are £10 on the door and all proceeds will be used to fund local projects and services.
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding ‘damn fine’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay La Bouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.
As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs – combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.
The duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist and also for ‘Best Duo’ in both the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016 and the Folking.com awards of 2017. In March 2017, the duo performed a live session on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, where the presenter described their singing as ‘A rather lovely thing…like two halves of one voice’.
Now they are returning to Kendal for an exciting benefit gig: “We learned about Manna House in 2015 when they first invited us to perform. We were impressed with the many services they offer and with just how long and how hard they have worked to bring support and love to individuals and families in real need. We’re greatly looking forward to our return gig.”
Manna House provides homeless prevention services, including: positive role models for social and emotional well-being; advice, assistance and advocacy on housing and money matters to improve housing security; and learning opportunities through regular skills café sessions at their Aynam Road premises.
Date/Time: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:00pm.
Location: United Reformed Church, Kendal