October 2017 – Autumn duo/solo gigs

Hello all!

It was fantastic to see so many of you at our gigs over the summer. It was by far our busiest season to date during which time we played some of our best shows ever. A huge thank you to all the festivals, venues, promoters and stage crews that looked after us so well!

In case you missed it on our Facebook page, here’s a short clip from our show on Aldeburgh’s Bandstand on the Beach. There are more videos to come so stay tuned!


AUTUMN SHOWS

We have a few shows coming up this autumn… Two return visits and one new venue – we hope you can come and join us.

13/10 | LEYTONSTONE Lost Horizons Folk Club (@ The Birkbeck Tavern) | info *
16/10 | COLCHESTER Arts Centre | supporting Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis | tickets
22/11 | KING’S CROSS Folkroom @ The Harrison | info

* PLEASE NOTE date change for the Leytonstone gig from 20th October, as previously advertised, to the 13th. This change was out of ours and the promoter’s control and we apologise for any inconvenience caused *

There’s a few more gigs for 2018 starting to creep their way onto the gigs page

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The Takeover, Cecil Sharp House (9th July 2017) – Photo by Iris Marketa

OTHER STUFF!

Finn has recently started studying at the Guildhall School which means that excitingly, we are actually based in the same city for the first time! We have plans to make the best of this, hopefully accomplishing some ideas that have been brewing for the last year or so… Keep your eyes/ears peeled for new stuff coming your way!

In the meantime, Finn has a solo gig coming up in St Albans supporting Kitty Macfarlane this Friday (6th October), and Georgia has begun a series of her own solo gigs at the Yield N16 wine bar in London.

Hope to see you soon!
Finn & Georgia

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Broadstairs Folk Week – Main Concert Marquee (16th August 2017)

Summer News – Our busiest summer yet!

Hello everyone,

The festival season has officially started and we’ve got our busiest summer yet! We started off at Homegrown Music Festival where the weather was perfect, and although we were competing with heavy rock bands, we still managed to find a few folk fans!

Then last Wednesday we returned to the place we played our first ever gig – Aldeburgh’s Bandstand on the Beach. This time we played an evening show for the Summer Solstice. The combination of lovely audience, incredible setting/atmosphere and amazing sound made it one of our favourite shows to date. Check out the photos below – many thanks to Roley Flex Photography for giving permission for us to share these.

 

FORTHCOMING GIGS

There are still plenty of opportunities to catch us live this summer. Here’s our full Summer 2017 gig list on a handy flyer; as ever, info and ticket links are available here.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Georgia is still busy as always as a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, and has exciting plans to record some solo material over the coming months. Needless to say we’ll let you know when you can hear this.

Finn’s played his first solo gigs over the last month or so – he’s on the lookout for other gigs so get in touch if you know of anywhere. Finn also appears on Tilly Moses’ new album “Alight & Adrift” and will be playing gigs with her in duo and band format throughout the summer.

Can’t wait for the rest of the summer shows – really hope you can make it along to one!

Finn & Georgia

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© Roley Flex Photography

Shorelark April 2017 – Festival News

Hello everyone!

Hard to believe our acoustic support slots in Loughton and St Albans were nearly a month ago – we had a brilliant time at both venues and loved the headline sets by The Malingerers and The James Brothers.

BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK 

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Some of our performances at Broadstairs Folk Week have been announced. Tickets for these individual events go on sale on 1st May.
14th August : Acoustic Hour £5
16th August : Main Stage Concert (with Pete Coe) £10

If you’re planning on attending the festival for the whole week, there’s early booking discounts available until 1st May so book quickly!

OTHER FESTIVALS 

We’ve got two other festivals in Suffolk this summer – a return to the marvellous FolkEast, and (new announcement) our first visit to Homegrown Music Festival near Bury St Edmunds. Ticket links for these and all our other gigs are available on our Gigs page.

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We’ve got a couple of other gigs in the pipeline but as ever, if you know of anywhere we should be playing, please do get in touch.

Hope to see you in the summer!
Finn & Georgia

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February 2017 – Looking ahead!

Hello friends! Some exciting things happening over the coming months…

MARCH SUPPORT SLOTS 

20170118_210901_4After kicking off the year with a brilliant gig at the Folkroom in London last month we have two acoustic support slots at the end of March – would be great to see you at one of these:

30/03 – LOUGHTON Folk Club (supporting THE MALINGERERS)
31/03 – ST ALBANS Folk at the Maltings (supporting THE JAMES BROTHERS)

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be appearing at BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK and FOLKEAST this summer. Tickets for both events are available now from their respective websites… Can’t wait!

Info and ticket links for all the events mentioned are on our Gigs Page.

We’re still available for a few more gigs from this summer, so get in touch if you’re interested, or know of somewhere!

MYSTERY PROJECT… 

We’re planning something a little different for this summer… We can’t tell you what it is just yet, but hopefully we’ll have an announcement before long! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss it 😉

That’s it for now – looking forward to getting back out on the road next month!
Finn & Georgia

December 2016 – Merry Christmas (and a sneak preview of next year…)

Hello again, website friends!

We may not have been very active lately but there’s lots happening behind the scenes… Here’s three reasons we’re excited this December!

2017 GIGS!

We’re delighted to announce our first few gigs for next year:

18/01/17          LONDON                       Folkroom @ The Harrison
30/03/17         LOUGHTON                  Folk Club (Supporting The Malingerers)
31/03/17          ST ALBANS                   Folk at the Maltings (Supporting The James Brothers)
31/07/17          WALTHAM ABBEY       Folk Club
14-16/08/17    BROADSTAIRS              Broadstairs Folk Week

Info and ticket links coming soon…

More dates to be confirmed – check back for updates! And if you know of somewhere we should play – PLEASE get in touch and let us know.

LONGWAYES FOR SIX – THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT!

0008042395_10In case it’s somehow escaped your attention, Christmas is fast approaching! Our CDs aren’t quite stocking shaped but Father Christmas’ elves assure us they would just about squeeze in… The perfect gift for your music-loving friends (or yourself!). Order quickly (and before Tuesday 20th) if you want a hard copy in time for Christmas.

 

OTHER PROJECTS…

Alongside Shorelark, we’ll both be working on other projects in 2017. Georgia’s been busy rehearsing with a new band playing contemporary/jazz music, Finn’s working with our good pal Tilly Moses on her debut full-length album, and we’ve both been secretly beavering away on solo projects – more info on all these soon…

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Have a wonderful Christmas – and remember to support those less fortunate than ourselves this winter. Music has extraordinary powers to make things better 🙂

See you in 2017!
Finn & Georgia x

(Live photos above are by Lucy Sampson from the lovely Folk at the Froize – you can check out her blog of our gig with Gilmore & Roberts if you so wish…!)

October Update… Gigs, Videos & Competitions!

Hello website friends! Hope you all had a great summer.

We had a lovely September with a trip down to Cornwall for the Looe Music Festival (where we played for two great audiences on two very different stages), followed by an acoustic set at Watford Folk Club (photo below). screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-17-33-25

OCTOBER GIGS

Our East Anglian pals have three chances to see us this month – our last gigs of 2016! It would be lovely to see you:

21/09 | NORWICH | Norwich Folk Club | www.norwichfolkclub.net
23/09 | IPSWICH | Rushmere Church | www.rushmerestandrews.wordpress.com/concerts
30/09 | CHILLESFORD, SUFFOLK | Folk at the Froize * | www.folkatthefroize.co.uk
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NEW VIDEOS/LIVE TRACKS

If you’re yet to see us play live (or if you want to relive a gig of ours!) there are some new live videos/recordings available on YouTube and Soundcloud… Have a listen!jr-thumbnail

COMPETITION TIME!

We’re having a freshen-up of our Internet presence ahead of booking in shows for 2017… and we need your help! We’d love you to head over to our Facebook and take part in our giveaway. We’ll be entering all the participants into a prize draw to win a signed copy of our CD…

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Thanks for your support!
Georgia & Finn 🙂

Shorelark News – August 2016

Hello Shorelark friends! We have some exciting things to share with you in the first of our regular website updates!

LONGWAYES FOR SIX – REMASTERED EDITION AVAILABLE NOW ON CD/DL

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We’ve had our Longwayes for Six EP remastered by our great friend Ciaran Corr – you can now download the remastered tracks on Bandcamp, and for the first time the EP is available to buy online ON CD! We’ve even had it repackaged in beautiful card wallets featuring Georgia’s artwork on the disc. Available for just £5 (+P&P), also from our Bandcamp page.

 

AUGUST GIGS

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We don’t have loads of gigs this summer as we are also working on other projects… but there are two gigs this month we thought you’d like to know about!

  • 13th August – COLCHESTER – Slack Folk (afternoon show)
  • 20th August – LITTLE GLEMHAM, SUFFOLK – FolkEast Festival

Then in September we have shows in WATFORD and LOOE – check out the rest of our forthcoming shows on the gigs page of our website: www.shorelarkmusic.com/gigs

 

ALDEBURGH YOUNG MUSICIANS & THE YOUNG’UNS

tbp_15009637We’ve both been taking part in a collaboration between Aldeburgh Young Musicians and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Young’Uns, reimagining Bob Hart’s seminal Topic release ‘Songs of Suffolk’. The project culminates in an exclusive performance at FolkEast on 19th August, only a few miles from where the original album was recorded in 1972.

Here’s the EADT article about the show and if you want a sneak preview of what it sounds like, check out this YouTube video for ‘The Scarlet & The Blue’, featuring a recorder solo from Finn.

 

NOW BOOKING: 2017!

NAC1If you want to have Shorelark play for you in 2017, or you know of somewhere we should play – please let us know! We don’t play many shows a year due to A-levels and other commitments but we want to make the absolute best of the shows we do play together. We have a few ideas for places we’d like to visit next year but it’s always great to hear your ideas!

 

 

Thanks as always for your support for Shorelark. Hope to see you at a gig soon!

Finn & Georgia x

 

(Thanks to Tony Bell for the photos of Aldeburgh Young Musicians and of us at Ipswich Music Day last month…)