New Routes – Imlac and Georgia Shackleton
Another instalment in the New Routes series, an evening of acoustic, folk and roots artists.
Set out cabaret style with candles on tables, it’s a comfortable and intimate space to listen to the best emerging and established artists from the area.
Imlac is a Scottish singer-songwriter who for much of his life never recorded his music, preferring to write and gig and live the troubadour life. Lockdown changed his mind and he has now released two EPs that have garnered critical acclaim from outlets such as BB6, BBC Cambridge and a glowing review in R’n’R Magazine, culminating most recently in an NMG award for winner of the Folk & Americana category. A new full album is now in the pipeline too. His sound echoes the Americana traditions of folk, rock and blues, a hint of soul in there, and never forgetting the Celtic traditions of his roots. Influences include Van Morrison, John Martyn and The Band.
Having recently released her debut solo album ‘Harry’s Seagull’ to critical acclaim, Georgia is currently touring solo material across the UK and Europe. Georgia works with fiddle, voice, tenor guitar and drones to create crisp arrangements of old songs, and new compositions. Her self penned songs and traditional re-workings achieving national radio play on BBC radio 2, BBC radio 4, and a BBC 3 live session.
Georgia takes great influence from the traditional singers of the East of England such as Harry Cox, Walter Pardon and Phoebe Smith. Traditional material she performs often stems from her native East Anglia and her own compositions are often inspired by stories from the region and the area’s unique, compelling landscape. Her solo album, ‘Harry’s Seagull’ is a celebration of East Anglian traditional music. The album is named after a tune she wrote and dedicated to Harry Cox, after the touching discovery that he kept a wounded seagull as a pet for a period of time.
“Harry’s Seagull shows just how invigorating traditional music can be and how old songs sung with affection can sparkle like new. One of the freshest and most appealing folk albums of the year” – Folk Radio UK
“It could be the best thing she’s done in her career thus far” ⋆⋆⋆⋆ RnR magazine
7.30pm – Doors
8.00pm – TBC
8.30pm – Interval 1
8.45pm – Georgia Shackleton
9.30pm – Interval 2
9.45pm – Imlac
10.30pm – Finish
This show is Unreserved Seating
Doors open at 7:30pm
Music from 8pm
Curfew at 11pm