The Nest Collective are well known for approaching entertainment from a different angle, adding that touch of magic and anticipation to their live events. From rooftop gardens to the camaraderie of their Campfire Club they have also been bringing London some of most cutting edge artists out there. Later this month (24th September) they are launching their Shanty Sessions onboard the world’s sole surviving tea clipper the Cutty Sark.
For this very special nautical-themed evening, they have pulled together an innovative and diverse lineup that’s sure to make this an unforgettable evening which will culminate in a Ceilidh, courtesy of those radical subversives The Ceilidh Liberation Front:
There’s also some sumptuous delights on offer throughout the evening with some Folk Radio UK favourites including Lisa Knapp, who was our Artist of the Month in 2013 for her Hidden Seam album. We all know she is drawn to the nautical and is especially fond of the Shipping Forecast…as she revealed in an interview with FRUK: “The words are so idiosyncratic that you remember them distinctly, all the weather stuff too, cyclonic 4, squally, showers etc. It creates a mythic place I think. A place always imagined rarely visited.” Read our full interview here.
Another familiar favourite is Emily Mae Winters whose latest release ‘Foreign Waters‘ was one of our Featured Albums of the Month in July. A name to watch out for.
Also on the night: Norfolk Broads, the City Shanty Band who will be providing their own nautical spin as well as Norfolk Broads and Human Cargo – combining the great voices of the London Lubbers, singing solo and in unison, as the narrator Matthew Crampton tells the story of people in transit over the centuries, whether as slaves, emigrants, asylum seekers or, most strikingly today, as refugees. This is bound to be a fascinating and entertaining evening on so many different levels. One you don’t want to miss.
More details and tickets here: thenestcollective.co.uk/shows/shanty-sessions-at-cutty-sark-lisa-knapp-ceilidh-liberation-front-more