With support from C Joynes
The Old Church
Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES
Tuesday 18th October
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:15pm
Advance tickets £15
Jim Ghedi hails from the South Yorkshire hills and although clearly well versed in the history of folk music, he stands out as a potential torch bearer for a new generation of respectful yet experimental performers.
Whilst Jim Ghedi’s previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music, as seen on 2018’s ‘A Hymn For Ancient Land’. His new album ‘In The Furrows Of Common Place’ is a deeper plunge inside himself to offer up more of his voice to accompany his profoundly unique and moving compositions. Departing away from previous work, here he draws from social-political observations, contemporary songwriting, historical & traditional material and a rich varied number of otherinspirations and sources, such as the poetry of John Clare, the writing of Robert Macfarlane and the works of South Yorkshire author Barry Hines.
Jim has received BBC 2 play from Mark Radcliffe, BBC 6 Music airplay from Gideon Coe, Cerys Matthews and Elizabeth Alker and BBC 3 play from Verity Sharp.
“A chastening meditation on Britain in 2021” ~ 8/10 UNCUT
“Melodically sublime… although Ghedi’s music is infused with tradition, it’s very much experiencing the present” ~ ★★★★☆MOJO
A starkly beautiful set.. ancient and modern combine evocatively and with grace” ~ ★★★★☆ The Times
C Joynes is “An inheritor to Davy Graham: a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease, and dashed off with a phenomenal, yet lightly applied technique.” Rob Young, The Wire
“His epigrammatic re-castings and re-readings of widely-travelled folk melodies and rhythms from a variety of traditions suggest shared memories that might be intensely universal while seeming strangely out of reach.“ Kevin McNeill, Dusted Magazine