Daria Kulesh & Tristan Seume
Friday 27th May 2022
7pm – 9pm
There is a possibility for ticket holders to come from 6pm, bring a picnic and enjoy the surroundings.
£12.50 per ticket
Daria Kulesh presents: Long Lost Home – the story of the Ingush people
Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Her performances are refreshing and mesmerising, full of passion and magic. Mixing her Eastern roots with Western folk influences, she creates an original and exciting sound.
Her debut release Eternal Child was described as “phenomenal”, her second album Long Lost Home has enjoyed rave reviews and multiple awards, including LCM Album of the Year, and her latest studio release Earthly Delights was named “one of the year’s finest albums” by Folk Radio UK.
Daria has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, sharing stories and songs that are deeply personal but feel universal and timeless. Every performance is an “emotional, compelling and uplifiting experience”, leaving the audiences “completely spellbound”.
Daria’s soaring, evocative vocals and vibrant and colourful stories and songs take you on a journey, both historic and personal, through the past in tribute to and celebration of her grandmother and her family and their long-lost homeland of Ingushetia.
Deep in the Caucasus Mountains, this is an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and harrowing history, fascinating folklore and age-old traditions. During the Caucasus Wars of the 19th century it was conquered by and absorbed into Russia. In 1944, falsely accused of collaboration with the Nazis, it was subject to genocide under the orders of Stalin and, in 1992, ethnic cleansing.
Despite all this darkness, the show is uplifting and inspiring. Long Lost Home is a story for our troubled times, exploring themes of displacement and (in)tolerance, identity and integrity, humanity and strength in the face of adversity, hope against hate; it’s “an album for everyone”, according to Northern Sky Magazine.
Tristan Seume is acclaimed as one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitarists. He has toured all over Europe both as a soloist and a sought-after accompanist. His solo recordings, You Just Know, Middle Child and Handpicked From the Eighties, mix handcrafted originals with beautiful interpretations of traditional and contemporary tunes. As an in-demand side-man, he has played countless shows accompanying some of the foremost voices on the UK folk scene.
An experienced and enthusiastic educator, his CV includes countless contributions to some of the UK’s best-selling guitar magazines; Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Acoustic, and notably, over 130 consecutive monthly guitar tutorials spanning more than a decade of issues of Guitarist Magazine. He has led workshops at many events such as Halsway Manor Guitar Week (National Centre for Folk Arts), Bath International Guitar Festival and the legendary Ullapool Guitar Festival. https://tristanseume.com/
We are hoping that this event can take place in a location in our woodland which will involve a 10-minute walk over uneven ground and with some incline.
PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE/PRIOR TO BOOKING TICKETS IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS WITH REGARDS TO ACCESSIBILITY OR IF YOU HAVE MOBILITY PROBLEMS.
SUITABLE FOOTWEAR AND WARM OUTDOOR CLOTHING IS ESSENTIAL.
PLEASE BRING A FOLDING CHAIR OR RUG.
THERE IS A COMPOST TOILET IN THE WOODS.
Sorry – no dogs.
We will follow the required social distancing restrictions and limit ticket sales.
We encourage car sharing due to limited car parking facilities.
In our aim to support the Arts all proceeds of the event will go to the artists.