Rudry Music Festival 2017

Friday July 7th - Saturday July 8th

Music / Art / Good Food / Real Ale and Cider

Welcome to Between The Trees

Rudry Music Festival 2017

 

Between the Trees is a community music festival held close to Cardiff and Caerphilly in the beautiful South Wales countryside and showcases some of the UK and Ireland’s finest contemporary Folk, Americana and Acoustic-roots artists.

 

Between the Trees is staged over two days and offers the best in local food, real ales and ciders and of course exceptional music.

 

This year we are taking all the performers onto the field and into our performance tents; now many more people and families can come along to enjoy the festival and sunny weather (!)

 

 

 

 

 

Between the Trees Top 10 / Spotify playlist

 

 

 

Why don't you see what New Sound Wales had to say about last year's festival:

 

 

Between the Trees 2016

Line-Up 2017

Click any of the Stages below

 to jump to info on the artists!

Friday 7th July

6pm – 11pm

MAIN STAGE

Climbing Trees

Ofelia

Meg Cox Band

Mahouts

 

 

 

Art Tent

Activities for adults and chidren running throughout Saturday using natural materials and inspired by the work of artist Alan Goldsworthy.

 

 

Saturday 8th July

12pm – 12am

MAIN STAGE

Marc O’ Reilly Band

Flight Brigade

Luke Jackson (duo)

Firewood Island

The Moon Birds

Sera (Band)

Joe Kelly Band

Tendons

The Monte Dons

 

DJ Hosko to close the event

 

ACOUSTIC STAGE

The Black Feathers

Rob Lear

Bella Collins & Gareth Evans

Bryony Sier

Darren Eedens

Harri Davies

Between the Trees WARM-UP SHOWS

June 9th Martyn Joseph  wegottickets

 

 

Main Stage: Friday 7th July

MAIN STAGE Saturday 8th July

ACOUSTIC STAGE Saturday 8th July

Artists in reverse order of appearance,

starting with the Headline act

Climbing Trees

'Marvellously expansive ... a wonderful spell they've cast over the entire nation'

Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales

 

Formed in the Summer of 2011, South Wales four piece CLIMBING TREES soon came to the attention of BBC Introducing with the distinctive Cymrucana sound of their critically-acclaimed 2013 debut album Hebron.  2014 saw appearances at the likes of Green Man Festival, Festival No.6 and The Hay Festival during a twenty-date Summer Festival Tour which also included a triumphant performance at the Dylan Thomas Centenary celebrations in Laugharne Castle.  A live session at London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios followed, with a television appearance alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales rounding off what proved to be a rather busy year for the band. Following the success of recent single Tracks, which gained airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson, the band released the Welsh Music Prize shortlisted Borders through Staylittle Music this summer to rave reviews.

Ofelia

Ofelia are a five-piece indie folk band from south Wales. Ofelia’s folk instrumentation of close three part harmonies, strong rhythmic guitars, complex mandolin and solid bass focuses the variety of influences in the songwriting into exciting and honest modern folk songs. Their live performance is as intense as it is playful, and is amplified by the band’s youthful energy on stage. With Buzz Magazine Wales saying “With impeccable three-way vocal harmonies, a strong set of songs and a relaxed, playful manner on stage, they impress”. 2016 marked Ofelia’s first full year as a gigging band. Playing over 60 gigs up and down the UK, embarking on their first international show in Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France as well as featuring at Swn Festival and Hay Festival for BBC Horizons. With new music recorded and ready to be released in 2017 Ofelia are hoping to build upon 2016’s success with even more gigs, bigger audiences and more music!

 

Meg Cox Band

Meg has been playing and performing since the tender age of four.She first started playing Bodhran (a traditional Irish drum), then quickly moved on to playing Mandolin, Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Banjo and Fiddle.Meg plays with a host of musicians of all ages and musical genres, including:Morfa, Band Nantgarw a young band of Welsh Musicans, Rogora Khart , The Hay Band under the watchful eye of Mike Collins and Celtic Sessions all over S.Wales Meg now 16, has already played at venues such as Twickenham stadium, Royal Albert Hall Senedd-Cardiff, Newport Centre, Tredegar House-Newport, TJs-Newport and countless other pubs/clubs.

 

MAHOUTS

Mahouts was originally conceived as a lo-fi studio project by Dorian Holmes. The first EP Vibrant Memories was self recorded in a bedroom and a basement in the south Wales valleys, and released in September 2016. The band, consisting of former members of Cripplecreek & The Indy 500, play harmony-driven Americana powered by a percussion heavy rhythm section.

 

 

 

Main Stage: Saturday 8th July

MAIN STAGE Friday 7th July

ACOUSTIC STAGE Saturday 8th July

Artists in reverse order of appearance,

starting with the Headline act

Marc O'Reilly Band

Sensational, Irish roots music has a new star

– Roots & Fusion UK

 

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘My Friend Marx’ in 2011, Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters and in the US at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California.

 

Flight Brigade

Think of Flight Brigade as a family as much as a seven-strong band and you start to understand the chemistry between them. Think of their songs as epic stories to which each member is essential and you begin to grasp what makes their music so powerful. Watch them perform and you can't fail to be struck by the special bond they share. Flight Brigade's strength in numbers suits the scope of their songs, the ambition of their arrangements and the myriad of musical styles in their melting pot - they were hailed the best act at Glastonbury Festival's  Blissfields,. The grand orchestral sweeps, the crunching anthemic guitars, the striking mix of male and female have brought Flight Brigade comparisons to Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men, other pop troupes who refused to compromise their size for the sake of their sound.

 

Luke Jackson

Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing

Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

 

Luke is a  Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category.  With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and now again in 2016. He regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 made his first visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. November 2016 saw the release of Luke’s 3rd full studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”.  Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words”.

 

Firewood Island

“…they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire.”

Q Magazine

 

In 2010, Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy moved to Cardiff, UK. He started a solo project called Firewoodisland (‘Vedøy’ in Norwegian), while studying for a masters in music production. A coming together of fellow like-minded musicians, followed by a regional win in Norway’s Bandwagon Battle of the Bands in 2013 saw a solo project become a full band. A debut EP, called ILD, quickly followed in early 2014. Now Bristol-based, the band have seen their music reach an ever-increasing audience since the release of ILD and their recent follow-up EP Dome. They’ve come to the attention of Q Magazine, Clash, The 405 and Earmilk (amongst others) and featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales, have had support from Spotify, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, WFUV (New York), BBC Introducing West and have twice made the Top 40 on Norway’s Radio 102. Most recently they were invited to play the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude Festival 2016.

 

The Moon Birds

The Moon Birds are a 5 piece funk, soul and blues band from Merthyr Tydfil. Widely-renowned for their exceptionally mesmerising live performances, The Moon Birds are a fearsome force in the Welsh music scene, recently winning the highly acclaimed Big Gig 2016 competition. They are about capturing energy, whether it is ragged and uncut or polished and effervescent. Every gig is different; every song is played differently, but with the same raw and focused energy.

 

Sera (Band)

SERA is a singer/songwriter from the North Wales town of Caernarfon who's been weaving stories and making music ever since she can remember. She recently self-released a new album called ‘Dream Catcher’, produced by Rich Roberts, and  played two-small tours of America, concentrating her efforts on linking Boston and Wales-based musicians. SERA has also released several successful Welsh language records via SAIN Records including ‘Tir na Nog’ and the ‘Creithiau’ EP before setting up her own label on which she released ‘Skin Deep’ with Canadian producer Tommy Parham followed by the Welsh album ‘Ar Goll’ with current producer Rich Roberts. SERA regularly performs on S4C (Welsh Channel 4) and enjoys playing live acoustic sessions for BBC Radio Wales and more.

 

Joe Kelly Band

It's easy to consign the idea of the itinerant blues singer to myth (Robert Johnson) or caricature (Seasick Steve) but in 2016, the Bastard Joe Kelly is as close as you'll get to the real thing. Having spent the last couple of years calling a dilapidated camper van home and playing hundreds of shows armed with just a beaten-up guitar, a stomping foot and a harmonica, Joe decided that enough was enough. Breaking free of the limitations of the one-man band format and enlisting the services of a hand-picked troupe of the finest local guns for hire has already borne fruit. Debut single Devil At Your Door was an apocalyptic folk-blues with roots instrumentation and a contemporary edge that proved an immediate hit with DJs Bethan Elfyn, Andrew Shay and Adam Walton and earned the Bastard a BBC Horizons grant into the bargain.

 

Tendons

Cardiff indie-folk five-piece TENDONS blend timeless songs with beautiful harmonies to create a distinct and mesmerising sound. Recorded live around a single microphone, the band released debut EP Safehouse Sessions in January 2016, a year to the day since their inception.  This was followed, in April 2016, by debut single Schizophrene, gaining airplay from the likes of Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales. With a thrilling, ever-expanding live sound and a maiden studio album currently in progress, 2017 is set to be a breakthrough year for the band.

 

Monte Dons

Full-on original Alternative Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Psychedelic, Rock/folk and Gypsy/punk. Driven by the bass of former Damned/UFO/Eddie & the Hot Rods legend Paul Gray, this wild, brilliant, incredible band features lapsteel, guitars, drums, vocals, harmonica, mandolin,bazouki and doc marten boots!! The six piece band that sounds like, at least, an eight piece!!

 

 

Acoustic Stage:

Saturday 8th July

MAIN STAGE Friday 7th July

MAIN STAGE Saturday 8th July

Artists in reverse order of appearance,

starting with the Headline act

The Black Feathers

“Once in a blue moon, the whole soars far above the sum of its parts. That’s what happens when The Black Feathers perform live”

Black Mountain News, North Carolina

 

The Black Feathers are Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes’ guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. 2016 was an incredible year for The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart which was followed by tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader.

 

Rob Lear

'A voice to die for' - John David, producer (Echo and the Bunnymen, The Charlatans)

 

'Great songs with such a sad voice' - Justin Hayward, Moody Blues.

 

'Rob Lear, a criminally underrated singer-songwriter…there’s a rare depth and beauty to his songs that suggest if they were ever heard in a wider context, he’d be a household name' - Dave Owen, South Wales Echo, 2011.

 

'Rob Lear is an artist with undoubted quality, which shines throughout… Rob Lear commands a great respect as an artist. This is backed up in the skilful ability to write likeable, catchy and bouncy tunes that make you sit up and smile and want to hum along' - Plugged in Magazine

 

'One of the best singer song writers around' - Greg Haver, producer (Manic Street Preachers, Cerys Matthews, Catatonia, Melanie C, KT Tunstall )

 

Bella Collins & Gareth Evans

Bella and Gareth have proved to be a great meeting of musical minds and have literally gone from strength to strength. Some of their stand out gigs to date include playing to packed out audiences at events such as the Brecon jazz festival and the Tenby blues festival. Their live sets incorporate a mix of popular contemporary songs, timeless classics and original works in a variety of genres including jazz, blues, funk, rock n roll, reggae and ska.

 

Bryony Sier

A blues, country, Soul artist from South Wales influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Bobbie Gentry and Jake Bugg & Ben Howard.

 

Darren Eedens

"On his own he leaves audiences spellbound with his dazzling instrumental skills, startling old-school vocals (Imagine Buddy Holly sitting on a porch in the Appalachians) and tall tales. "

The Blues Magazine UK

 

Canadian Musician known on his travels as “The Dirty Little Picker”, Darren Eedens has been relentlessly on the road and releasing steadily for 4 years. An old soul filled with story telling imagination, Darren Eedens, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. With his many influences ranging from the honky tonkin’, folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to share his views on life and more often death, shedding a beautiful light on the tragic tale. Touring many parts of Canada, United States, UK and Europe, he travels with nothing but his instruments and the clothes on his back; he puts every penny earned into travel, food, and making more music. Darren has toured with acts such as Juno nominated Emm Gryner, and has shared the stage with the likes of Royal Wood, Melissa McClelland, and Luke Doucet.

 

Harri Davies

Cardiff based singer songwriter playing a mix of soul,folk/pop and jazz.

 

Directions

Rudry Parish Hall

Rudry

Caerphilly

CF83 3EH

Tel: 07773 222 625

http://www.rudryparishhall.org/

Patinalive@gmail.com

 

Stopover

You will be able to pitch a tent on the festival field and the fee is included in the weekend festival ticket price.  The tent pitches are open from 2pm Friday 7th July and should be vacated by 12.00 midday on Sunday 9 July. Breakfast will be available from the hall on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

 

Tent pitches will be marked out and all tents should be erected within this area.  Any tents pitched outside the area will be asked to move.  Our tent pitches are quite limited so please can you help by only bringing small tents!

 

NO CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED

 

On site stopover facilities will be basic and consist of portaloos, fresh water tap and rubbish bins all located next to the hall.  There will be low level lighting provided in the field.

 

No vehicles will be allowed onto the field and we are unable to accept caravans, motor caravans or trailer tents. However, off-site spaces for camper vans will be available ~10 mins walk from the festival site - and can be arranged by contacting the organisers.

Patinalive@gmail.com

 

Alternative accommodation can be found at these links:

Coach House, Rudry

Airbnb

New House Country Hotel

Crossways Premier Inn Hotel, Caerphilly

Cwmcarn Forest, Caerphilly

Penyfan Caravan Park

 

Parking

On arrival you are welcome to drop tents etc at the hall and then please move your car to a safe, legal space (such as outside the primary school) and please be considerate to our lovely neighbours!  The hall car park is reserved for disabled parking, traders and emergency access.

Info

Mission

Between the Trees – Rudry Music Festival is a community festival, with all profit donated to Rudry Parish Hall for the benefit of the Communities of Rudry, Waterloo and Draethen.

 

Between the Trees supports SANE.

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

http://www.sane.org.uk/

 

Disability access

The hall has disabled parking, level access for wheelchairs and there is a disabled toilet available.  Access to the field is via a grass ramp which is easily accessible unless the weather is very wet.  For those pitching a tent please contact the organisers so that vehicle access and overnight disabled toilets can be arranged.

email: patinalive@gmail.com

 

Alcohol

To comply with our alcohol licence please don’t bring any of your own alcohol into the hall or onto the festival field.  A reasonably priced bar will be selling local beer and cider plus a range of other drinks throughout the day.  Anyone found buying alcohol for people under 18’s will be asked to leave the festival.  You are welcome to bring your own alcohol if you are pitching a tent but please don’t bring alcohol onto the festival site.

 

Food

A range of lovely food will be available (more details to follow) throughout the festival day and also for a “pick you up” Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

 

Smoking

Smoking in the UK is now banned in all enclosed public places and so please don’t smoke in any of the public marquees or in the hall. Areas where you cannot smoke will have “no smoking” signs, so please adhere to them.

 

Drugs

Guests may be searched on entry to Rudry Festival and if you are in possession of any illegal substance you will be refused entry and the police may be informed.

 

Fires and BBQ’s

To avoid fire risks and nuisance to neighbouring properties please do not light any open fires or BBQ’s on site.

 

Other DON’Ts

Please don’t bring any of the following with you.....dogs (other than registered assistance dogs), fireworks, Chinese lanterns, glass bottles, amplified music systems or generators.

                                                                                                                            

Local Interest

Nant Y Cwm Farm

Day Out with the Kids

 

Walks

Cardiff Walks

View Ranger, Rhyd-y-gwern Woods, Rudry

View Ranger, Cardiff Ridgeways, Rudry

 

Taxis

Thomson Local

Yell

 

Doctors Surgery

Llanishen Court Surgery

 

Hospital

Wales NHS

 

 

 

Tickets

All guests should have a valid festival ticket to be exchanged for a festival wristband at the box office.  The box office will be open on Friday 7th July from 2pm – 10 pm and on Saturday 8th July from 10am.  All under 18’s should be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.  Guests who are not staying overnight are asked to leave the site quietly by midnight.

 

Click the link below or visit Spillers Record Shop to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Weekend Early Bird £30

(inc tent pitch)

Weekend Full Price £40

(inc tent pitch)

Saturday only ticket  £30

(inc tent pitch)

Weekend Child Ticket age 14-17 (£15 Early Bird, £20 Full Price)

Saturday Child ticket £15

Children under 14 are Free

 

Admission on the day:

Weekend Adult £50

Weekend Child £25

Saturday Adult £35

Saturday Child £18

 

For further information:

Email: Patinalive@gmail.com

 

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry, Caerphilly,

CF83 3DF.

Tel: 07792 798 564

If for any reason you couldn't make it to this year's festival,

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Mission

Between the Trees – Rudry Music Festival is a community festival, with all profit donated to Rudry Parish Hall for the benefit of the Communities of Rudry, Waterloo and Draethen.

 

Between the Trees supports SANE.

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.

http://www.sane.org.uk/

 

Disability access

The hall has disabled parking, level access for wheelchairs and there is a disabled toilet available.  Access to the field is via a grass ramp which is easily accessible unless the weather is very wet.  For those pitching a tent please contact the organisers so that vehicle access and overnight disabled toilets can be arranged.

email: patinalive@gmail.com

 

Alcohol

To comply with our alcohol licence please don’t bring any of your own alcohol into the hall or onto the festival field.  A reasonably priced bar will be selling local beer and cider plus a range of other drinks throughout the day.  Anyone found buying alcohol for people under 18’s will be asked to leave the festival.  You are welcome to bring your own alcohol if you are pitching a tent but please don’t bring alcohol onto the festival site.

 

Food

A range of lovely food will be available (more details to follow) throughout the festival day and also for a “pick you up” Saturday and Sunday breakfast.

 

Smoking

Smoking in the UK is now banned in all enclosed public places and so please don’t smoke in any of the public marquees or in the hall. Areas where you cannot smoke will have “no smoking” signs, so please adhere to them.

 

Drugs

Guests may be searched on entry to Rudry Festival and if you are in possession of any illegal substance you will be refused entry and the police may be informed.

 

Fires and BBQ’s

To avoid fire risks and nuisance to neighbouring properties please do not light any open fires or BBQ’s on site.

 

Other DON’Ts

Please don’t bring any of the following with you.....dogs (other than registered assistance dogs), fireworks, Chinese lanterns, glass bottles, amplified music systems or generators.

                                                                                                                            

Local Interest

Nant Y Cwm Farm

Day Out with the Kids

 

Walks

Cardiff Walks

View Ranger, Rhyd-y-gwern Woods, Rudry

View Ranger, Cardiff Ridgeways, Rudry

 

Taxis

Thomson Local

Yell

 

Doctors Surgery

Llanishen Court Surgery

 

Hospital

Wales NHS