12th December 2015
St Peter's Church, Chellaston
We were thrilled to present The Changing Room at our very special 'concert by candlelight' at St. Peter's Church, Chellaston as part of their Winter UK Tour. The evening included a pop-up bar, courtesy of Wentwell Brewery which was staffed by volunteers from our chosen charity,Sight Support Derbyshire. The entertainment began with Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis, who were touring with the Changing Room.
Many thanks to everyone who performen, volunteered and attended!
“Beguiling. Behind the Lace will ensnare folk fans. ★★★★” The Telegraph
“It feels like a little musical magic happened. ★★★★” R2 Magazine
“A brilliantly recognised slice of modern folk music. A small gem of an album.
Highly recommended. ★★★★” Bright Young Folk
The Changing Room's ‘Behind the Lace’ Tour
A rare opportunity to catch up with The Changing Room on tour. The
phenomenally busy Sam Kelly and Tanya Brittain will be joined on stage by Jamie Francis (Stark), Evan Carson (The Willows) and harpist Morrigan Palmer-Brown for a sweep of the UK this winter.
The Changing Room are planning a winter tour to promote their extraordinary debut album which hit The Telegraph list of ‘Best Folk Albums of 2015’ upon release, with a ★★★★ review from Martin Chilton.
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“A bit like a Mr Benn adventure ... The Changing Roomis where the magic happens.” UK Folk Radio
Rootsy, Celtic-infused, original folk. Heavily influenced by the industrial heritage of Cornwall, the Looe-based band are ambassadors for collaboration and social singing. Their songs feature rousing choruses and catchy hooks that will keep you swaying and humming all week. Accordion, guitar, bodhran, harp and banjo plus award winning vocals deliver a winning combination, and unique sound. In the short time that they’ve been recording together The Changing Room have built up a significant catalogue of music, and clocked- up some impressive airtime on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.
"Absolutely beautiful.” Hardeep Singh Kohli, BBC Radio 2
“It feels like something you know from way back.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show
Supporters of The Changing Room include Mark Radcliffe, Mike Harding,
Hardeep Singh Kohli, Clare Balding and Mary Ann Kennedy and the band are regulars on BBC regional folk shows such as Frank Hennessy’s BBC Radio Wales programme Celtic Heartbeat and Colum Sands’ Folk Club show on BBC Radio Ulster. We’re hoping to see them in the nominations for BBC Folk Awards 2016.
“I’m mightily impressed.” Mike Harding
Winners of the 2015 International Pan Celtic Song Contest, the band has released a Cornish language version of some of their original songs on an EP called Splann. Guests on their debut album include John McCusker, Jon Cleave (Fisherman’s Friends), Tim Ashton (3 Daft Monkeys), and Jennifer Crook.
“Swiftly seizes and grips your attention.” FolkWords
“Traditional story telling at its best.” FATEA Magazine