Monthly Archives: October 2013

Video Diary

Hello!
I got some internet access whilst on tour, so here is our little video diary-ette from the Ancient Technology Centre.
Enjoy!

🙂
Vicki, Jonny & Nick

Dorset, Devon and Somerset!

ACTHello all!
We’re on the road again slaying trolls as we go. Last night was the most amazing venue ever. The Roundhouse in the Ancient Technology Centre in Cambourne. Inside is a fire pit and we performed from the middle. No electricity meant the place was bathed in firelight and lanterns. We had to rig up a little tiny makeshift torch for Vicki so she could discern the different coloured keys on her harpa and Nick the red and black strings on his harp. (You can see it in the picture below if you look really hard!) Jonny was adamant that he did’t need to be able to see his fretboard. We did notice a couple of unusual jazz chords slip in though…

firelight

Playing in the firelight was a wonderful experience and Nick made the absolute most of being able to stride around the fire. It was the perfect place to slay trolls in and the audience was wonderful.  We wish that every performance could be like this one. We made a youtube video and as soon as we get enough bandwidth on tour we’ll upload it for you.

Tonight sees us in Exeter at the Barnfield Theatre. We shouldn’t have to worry about being able to see our instruments tonight. Tomorrow we get to drop off four nyckelharpas at Halsway Manor and then slay some more trolls at the Silver Street Sessions in Wiveliscombe. Then Vicki and Jonny continue on their tour down in Cornwall and Nick heads home again.

Come and say hej hej if you’re at one of these gigs!
🙂
Vicki, Jonny & Nick

Wiltshire Trolls Endangered!

20131006-121920.jpgHello!
We’re on tour; slaying trolls as we go. Bowerchalke Village Hall and Compton Bassett were lovely and it’s on to the Tobacco Theatre in Bristol tonight. One of things of being on the road is finding great places for coffee and cake. Yesterday we had our ‘fika’ in a converted church. A wonderful place; a

gargoyleplace for drinking coffee and also the village shop. All very modern and wonderful and you get to be greeted by gargoyles on the door as you enter.

The shop had been a life saver the night before as we hadn’t been organised enough to find our standard fayre of Chinese takeaway. So a swift trip to the shop meant we could forage enough rice, peas, ham and pineapple to make our own rice dish using the kitchen facilities at the village hall.

horseTo get from the south of the county up to the north of the county we passed through the fantastic chalk hills, although we didn’t stop we did manage to get a glimpse of a couple of white horses in the distance. Maybe next time we’re passing we’ll get up close and personal to one!

We passed a landmark last night. We sold the final copy of ‘on the mash’. We were sad to see it go, but glad it went to a good home.

As we were passing Corsham we dropped into Pound Arts for coffee and wifi. Nick headed off to Calne to find a swimming pool, rather energetic, but you do need to keep in shape to slay these trolls!  Bristol is this evening and we’re looking forward to it before heading home with another couple of scalps under our belt.
We hope to see you there, or somewhere else on the road!
🙂
Vicki, Nick & Jonny

 

October is Troll season!

Hello!
October is upon us and it’s troll season. Time to get your troll boots on and get yourself to a gig! We’re in the South West this October, so if you missed us whilst we were in the South East, now it’s time for the South West:

October 2013
4th – Bowerchalke Village Hall – (nr Salisbury) Wiltshire
5th – Compton Bassett Village Hall – (nr Chippenham) Wiltshire
6th – Tobacco Factory, Bristol
19th – Ancient Technology Centre, Dorset
20th – Barnfield Theatre, Exeter
21st – Silver Street Sessions, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset

Our first gig is tomorrow and we’re really looking forward to it. Our bags are packed with all the usual troll slaying things and we’re raring to go! Come along and say hello! We’ll take some pictures and report back.
🙂
Nick, Vicki, Jonny