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City Arts Folk Proms presents: Paul Carbuncle plus support

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As part of City Arts’ 40th Anniversary celebrations we’re running an exciting series of Folk Proms showcasing the best in Notts based folk music. For the final Folk Prom we are delighted to host Paul Carbuncle. Paul won the Gate To Southwell Folk Festival open mic competition last summer, and plays what he calls ‘folk-punk’ or ‘punk-folk’ Expect an inspiring feast of smart, direct and witty original and traditional songs. A real talent.

Support from AJAR and The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew

Paul Carbuncle

“Excellent!”, “Immaculate!”, “Wonderful views!”, “We had to ask for more towels!”.

These are just some of the comments made by lovers of folk music who have stayed in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Paul Carbuncle’s home county of Kent. Now living in Nottingham, Paul has spent the last few years merrily gigging at pubs, festivals, and folk clubs on evenings which have been described enthusiastically as “Saturday” and “Wednesday” and sometimes “Friday”. The Midlands magazine Folk Monthly labelled him “bourgeoning”, back in the days before spell-check (2015).

Since winning the Gate To Southwell Folk Festival open mic competition last summer, Paul has spent much of his spare time sitting next to the telephone ready for stardom to call. When the call finally arrived at tea-time yesterday, it came as a great joy to learn that he may have been mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance. In a recent interview with a lady who said she was from off of the telly, Paul deftly cleared up once and for all any mystery surrounding his chosen musical genre. “Some call it folk-punk,” he explained, “while others call it punk-folk. Either is acceptable. But over-blend it and you’ll end up with funk or polk, and I’m sure none of us wants that. It’s rather like mixing the grape and the grain… you’ve got to be careful not to wind up with muesli.” Paul Carbuncle uses Jim Dunlop 1mm plectrums.

Click here for some songs on SoundCloud

Click here for some songs on YouTube

City Arts says:

This awesome performer will astonish and amaze you with his idiosyncratic take on folk, modern and traditional. So pleased we have him headlining in the final event of the City Arts Folk Proms. Alas, health and Safety regs prevent the audience diving into the mosh pit.

AJAR

AJAR is a West Bridgford-based acoustic folk trio, playing traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Their arrangements feature a variety of instruments, and vocal harmonies. Ally Turner (lead vocals, whistles and guitar) brings influences from the English tradition (particularly the North-East), pop and rock, Juliet Woodin (anglo concertinas, flute, guitar and vocals) from Irish and other Celtic traditions, and Rick Dizon (guitars, banjo, dobro, ukulele) from Americana, all skilfully blended in AJAR!

A review of their set at the 2017 Poppy Folk Club Folk Day said:

"The combination of Ally’s lovely voice, guitar and woodwind playing; Juliet’s harmonies, guitar and concertina accompaniment; and Rick’s guitar and slide guitar playing, have been a hit since the group was formed. Today they showed their versatility on songs ranging from ‘Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore’ and ‘One Misty Moisty Morning’, to songs by Phil Langran and Dougie MacLean. Very nice!"

https://www.facebook.com/ajarband/

City Arts says:

This local trio has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years and we’re so pleased they’re making an appearance at our Folk Proms. They’re a complete delight to listen to.

The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew

Formed in September 2012 because of the urgent need for yet another sea-shanty band in landlocked Nottinghamshire, The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew (TNC) is a community folk group based south of the River Trent. Playing and singing songs of the sea, rivers and canals, TNC performs for charities and benefits, and has appeared at Nottingham Big Busk and local Canals and Rivers Trust events and is regularly to be seen at Radcliffe Carnival, Lady Bay Open Gardens and Lady Bay Arts Festival.

No strangers to City Arts as you’ll see from some of the YouTube footage. In March they performed before the show at the Press Night of ‘Our Country’s Good’ at the Nottingham Playhouse. For the Folk Proms members of TNC have volunteered as the organising crew for each concert.

Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew

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See The Trent Navigation Company Shanty Crew in action on Youtube

City Arts says:

Not your typical shanty crew; no sou’westers, sailor caps or cable knit sweaters…, just landlocked landlubbers with bags of enthusiasm, a varied repertoire and the famous ‘TNC Wall of Sound’.

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