Cabaret Voltaire

Cultural events: mostly music, but sometimes poetry and other things

Cabaret Voltaire

Cultural events: mostly music, but sometimes poetry and other things

Lisa O’Neill

Wednesday 26 July 2023

St. Mary's Church, Totnes

This is a special church show for ‘one of the most striking folk singers performing today’ (The Guardian ★★★★★). It’s a rich and rare reward indeed for a singer to feature in the final episode of one of the most watched television series in the world. Lisa O’Neill did that when she sang Bob Dylan’s All the Tired Horses in the Peaky Blinders finale. Her song Blackbird was earlier in the series too.

£17.50 early bird / £21.00 general admission
Starts at 7:30 P.M.

Jesca Hoop

Saturday 21 October 2023

St Mary's Church, Totnes

Discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw Jesca Hoop move to the UK from California. Her most recent album “Stonechild”, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), received huge acclaim from fans and critics alike, and it’s easy to see why: her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas.

£18.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

India Electric Co.

Friday 27 October 2023

The Barrel House, Totnes

Described as “A veritable musical magpie’s nest” by BBC Radio 3, India Electric Co. blend traditional melodies and subtle electronic influences. “Bursting with invention and full of surprises.” (★★★★ The Telegraph), they’ve toured Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with British shows at The London Palladium and Hammersmith Apollo. After live sessions with BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music and Glastonbury appearances they released The Gap in 2020 with FRUK calling them “one of the truly pioneering acts in folk music”.

£15.00 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.

Matthew and the Atlas

Friday 10 November 2023

St Mary's Church, Totnes

Matthew Hegarty (Matthew and the Atlas) has traversed a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a songwriting style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process, Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and and the US. His new album This Place We Live is out in Autumn 2023 on Communion Records.

£17.50 general admission
Starts at 8:00 P.M.


Saturday 2 December 2023

St Petroc's Church, Bodmin

Avant-pop from musician, composer, and producer Arthur Jeffes and his Penguin Cafe ensemble, performing music from their much anticipated new album Rain Before Seven (out 7 July via Erased Tapes) and back catalogue favourites. Combining folk, classical, and minimalism in a style distinctive to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts craft a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in emotional depth. Following in his father Simon Jeffes’ footsteps, and performing music from both the Penguin Cafe Orchestra repertoire alongside the new Penguin Cafe material, this talented array of musicians make use of a variety of instrumentation: balafon, violins, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more – to bring an effervescent and thoughtful sound.

£23.00 early bird / £27.00 general
Starts at 7:00 P.M.