Come see Kadia play for free on April 12th!

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By Carla Stobbs

After the success of their first performance at our Folk Festival Market last August and their subsequent appearance at our Autumnfest last October, vibrant folk trio Kadia are back with us for a special free lunchtime gig at our April 12th market, promoting their debut album, East of Alexandria.

Kadia playing at our market in 2014
Kadia playing at our market in 2014

Chris Bailey, Lee Cuff and David Hoyland who make up this acoustic band from Bournemouth are looking forward to it too, explaining:

 

“We’re really excited to be coming back to the Artisan Market as part of the album launch tour, it’s a great gig and we always have fun playing here.”

 

If you didn’t manage to catch them last year, their sound is contemporary melodic foot-stomping folk and is certain to get you dancing! They create their own unique brand of contemporary folk music while putting their own spin on popular covers – our favourite from 2014 was was Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the next market, where we’re sure they’ll have albums on sale too.

Have a sneak peek of their new single ‘The Beast of Bodmin Moor’ here:

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See Kadia 11am-1pm on Sunday April 12th and again at our Bath Folk Festival Special, Sunday August 9th 2015.

For more about Kadia visit their website here: http://kadiaband.co.uk/

Our next three events!

Have we got a summer packed full of delights for you!

Sunday July 13th with free screenprinting with the Happy Inkers

We’re looking forward to our market this Sunday July 13th as we will be undercover in the centre of the city in a beautiful venue packed full of Bath’s most vibrant and creative sellers. Among our treats this weekend are bespoke lampshade making from Revel Interiors – choose your fabric and see your lampshade made there and then just for you. And if you bring along a T-shirt then the Happy Inkers will show you how to screenprint it for free.

Our  next market Sunday July 13th
Our next market Sunday July 13th

Sunday August 10th – Free Folk Music Sunday with the Bath Folk Festival!

Our August market is just as exciting, especially because we have a whole day full of free live music!

Last year’s collaboration between the market and festival was a great success and drew large crowds who were especially entertained by youthful ceilidh band Threepenny Bit and the barn-storming and expansive ARDS CCE from Ireland (there are lots of them!). We’re therefore extremely happy to announce that both acts are returning this year. We’re also very excited about our headline act, is Owl in the Sun, a West Country 6 piece who inhabit a musical world of Americana, gypsy jazz and contemporary folk.

Alongside the free live acts are over 60 stalls selling the best of Bath’s art, vintage and designer-maker wares, plus local food producers, excellent coffee and delicious hot food.

Our two amazing folk events for August
Our two amazing folk events for August

Lunchtime Folk Music & Market, Monday 11th August- Friday 15th August

Picking up where Sunday leaves off, The Bath Artisan Market and The Bath Folk Festival are further collaborating the following week by hosting a special series of free lunchtime gigs on the market square at Green Park Station, Bath.

From Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August there will be live music every day, select artisan and food stalls and free kids’ workshops and activities, so you can come and shop, eat lunch to a soothing folk soundtrack and keep the kids entertained too. You will also be able to buy tickets for other Bath Folk Festival events in the city and find our more about the festival from the Bath Folk Festival’s Info stall which will be there all week. For trader booking info click here.

 

 

2 Special August Events with The Bath Folk Festival

THE BATH ARTISAN MARKET’S FREE FOLK MUSIC SUNDAY!

 1. SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH, 10AM-4PM, GREEN PARK STATION, BATH

On Sunday August 10th The Bath Artisan Market is delighted to welcome back bands from The Bath Folk Festival who will be playing all day at Green Park Station.

Last year’s collaboration between the market and festival was a great success and drew large crowds who were especially entertained by youthful ceilidh band Threepenny Bit and the barn-storming ARDS CCE from Ireland. We’re therefore extremely happy to announce that both acts are returning this year. We’re also very excited about our headline act, is Owl in the Sun, a West Country 6 piece who inhabit a musical world of Americana, gypsy jazz and contemporary folk.

Alongside the free live acts are over 60 stalls selling the best of Bath’s art, vintage and designer-maker wares, plus local food producers, excellent coffee and delicious hot food. The Bath Artisan Market runs on the second Sunday of each month and recently one a BEHTA Award (Bath Events, Hospitality and Tourism Award) for working with other events in the city like the Bath Folk Festival. For more information contact www.bathartisanmarket.com

 2.  LUNCHTIME FOLK MUSIC & ARTISAN MARKET! With free kids’ craft workshops

 MONDAY 11TH AUGUST-FRIDAY 15TH AUGUST

11AM-3PM, GREEN PARK STATION MARKET SQUARE.

 Picking up where Sunday leaves off, The Bath Artisan Market and The Bath Folk Festival are further collaborating the following week by hosting a special series of free lunchtime gigs on the market square at Green Park Station, Bath.

From Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August there will be live music every day, select artisan and food stalls and free kids’ workshops and activities, so you can come and shop, eat lunch to a soothing folk soundtrack and keep the kids entertained too. You will also be able to buy tickets or find out more about the 8 day festival (9th-17th August) from the Bath Folk Festival’s Info stall that will be there all week. For more information about the market contact bathartisanmarket@gmail.com.