***NEW CD ALBUM, "...and there's a Silver Stream Cascading..." Launch Party at THE BELL INN, Bath, Sat. 19th May from 8pm*** And what a lovely night it was! Order your CD copy here and now!

Next gig: UNDER THE EDGE ARTS FESTIVAL: Sat 21st July, Wooton Under Edge https://www.utea.org.uk/events?t=&pid=2

"LightGarden - A beacon of international folk for all!" Bob Berry, Devizes folk club, 2017

"...the versatility of LightGarden's unique sound is nothing short of astounding. And we haven't even mentioned the heavenly harmonies yet!"  Musicport Festival 2017

“Pan-European folk and acoustic...inner space and outer. Fiercely original but very friendly.”  The Bell, Bath 2017

LightGarden's broad creative outlook is matched by the wide range of venues played including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Rural Arts Touring programme, folk clubs, and festivals including Glastonbury, Bath Fringe and Folk Festivals, and Musicport World Music Festival. We have also enjoyed kicking the proverbial in pubs, a festival parade and even a potting shed.
 

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"A seriously magical set of original acoustic music" - Venue

LightGarden are David Moss: singing/overtone chanting, bouzouki, fiddle,
 Masha Kastner: harmonium, singing/overtone chanting, piano,
Rob Colquhoun: guitar, singing, mandolin. Rob joined in 2011 after a chance encounter at the Trowbridge Village Pump folk club. He brings a powerful driving energy to the sound, further increasing the band's versatility.
 
We are sometimes joined by Dave McKeown, (clarinet / sax master) which takes the sound somewhere else entirely. An old friend and collaborator of David's, he is always welcome to join us as and when his many other committments allow. 
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Jumping back in time...

...in October 2006 David supported a group of Buddhist monks from the Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Tibet in two concerts organised by Whitby Musicport promotions. He was joined for the first time by Masha for these concerts. As they took place in churches, the idea was to make use of the church organs. This combination of church organ with Mongolian overtone chanting particularly fired peoples' enthusiasm, resonating beautifully with the acoustics of the venues and the natural respect for music which such buildings have. This sparked interest from the Arts Council who funded their tour of Sacred Spaces in 2008 which included the magical Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh. Among the audience comments from this tour were "Beautiful music. The meld of organ, voice, viola and overtone singing was transporting. "A magical performance!  "Like nothing I've heard before,  "Inspiring, dignified unsentimental love songs. "Angelic! We felt a real presence, “Wonderful!"


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Previous events

LightGarden @ Bradford on Avon Folk Club

The Swan Cellar, Bradford on Avon

All four LightGardeners in the Cellar, cosy, intimate and always fun. Folk Club from 8pm, LightGarden 10 - 11pm. Entry free, exit by donation :)

Aug20

Castle Rock Music festival

Caryford Hall, Maggs Lane, Castle Cary

This one is a fund raising event held by local football club. The hall itself will also be open with a kids zone, cafe, raffle, face painting etc. LightGarden will be onstage from 2-3pm

Aug14

Georgia Lewis Band & LightGarden @ Bath Folk Festival

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath

Bath Folk Festival 2016 Presents a Double Headliner: LightGarden | Georgia Lewis Band

Georgia Lewis & Friends

Georgia Lewis, a "young, exuberant & musically adept" (R2 Magazine) folk singer and multi-instrumentalist has been garnering attention on the English folk scene with her "alluring and engaging stage presence" (Saltcellar Folk Club). Joined onstage by Felix Miller (guitar), Rowan Piggott (fiddle), and Tom Sweeney (bass), "she is fast becoming one of the most in-demand artists on the club and festival circuit.” (Eastbourne Folk Club). The band perform "both contemporary and traditional songs with a character and raunch that makes the hairs on your arms stand up and take note." (Lou Rhodes)

She is also the recent winner of The Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival, as well as Ely Folk Festival 2016's Band Competion.

www.georgialewis.co.uk

LightGarden

Exquisite, refreshing, original. “LightGarden is without doubt one of the most enthralling acts on the scene” (Talk Magazine) LightGarden’s genre-defying music has world, folk and traditional influences, fast and gentle. Their original songs and music combine intricate guitar, harmonium, bouzouki, fiddle and clarinet interwoven with the harmonic bell-like sounds of overtone singing to produce a unique, uplifting, unexpected and irresistible sound "for which the word beautiful might have been invented". Audiences have said “ I don’t know how to describe LightGarden but they’re a real experience” , “Lush, in a good way!”and “My favourite festival moment”.

www.lightgardenmusic.com

Tickets £10

LightGarden

Town Hall, Silver Street, Trowbridge

Exquisite, refreshing, original. “LightGarden is without doubt one of the most enthralling acts on the scene” – Talk Magazine LightGarden’s genre-defying music has world, folk and traditional influences, fast and gentle. Their original songs and music combine intricate guitar, harmonium, bouzouki, fiddle and clarinet interwoven with the harmonic bell-like sounds of overtone singing to produce a unique, uplifting, unexpected and irresistible sound "for which the word beautiful might have been invented". Audiences have said “ I don’t know how to describe LightGarden but they’re a real experience” , “Lush, in a good way!”and “My favourite festival moment”.

Doors open 7pm. Tickets £8/£6, please follow the ticket link to buy online.