FANS of folk music take note. Two of the country's up-and-coming folk bands will be wending their way down to Cornwall for a run of shows over the last few days of April and the first weekend of May.
A singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player and fine guitarist, Jez Hellard and his band, The Djukella Orchestra, pictured, play traditional and contemporary folk music, from rebel ballads, jigs and reels to tango, rhumba and reggae. Since 2005, Jez has played more than 750 shows – from Vancouver to Istanbul, New York to Taipei, Glastonbury Festival to Canada's North Country Fair. Djukella is a common insult in the Balkans, meaning mongrel, and goes some way to describe the mixed provenance of both the music and the musicians themselves.
TEYR are a cutting edge London folk trio with Cornish roots and are thrilled to be bringing their sounds down to Cornwall for the first time. Their intricate and lively set is based around the combination of Irish pipes, accordion, guitar and fiddle, and is sure to get you feeling folk-happy.
You can see both bands at the Star Inn, St Just on Wednesday, April 30; The Acorn, Penzance, on Thursday, May 1; Melting Pot Café, Redruth, on Friday, May 2; Miss Peapod's, Penryn, on Saturday, May 3, and a firepit session at Henry's Campsite on The Lizard on Sunday, May.
See www.jezhellard.com and www.teyr.co.uk
Tickets are available from www.crbo.co.uk