Saturday 10th July 2021
A livestreamed concert filmed at The Carlile Institute, Meltham
* Jaywalkers * The Jellyman’s Daughter *
Part 2 of our Streaming Across the Sea festival was another sensational evening of live music. Thanks to all of you who tuned in live, donated, commented and shared on social media! You can watch the show again below. Donations are still open at: paypal.me/truenorthmusicuk
If you missed Part 1 on 4th July, visit this page for all the artist details and that concert video!
We filmed and livestreamed Part 2, a fabulous double bill concert, live from our lovely local community venue The Carlile Institute (all done in a Covid-secure manner with no physical audience present). Huge thanks to our talented sound team and filming/streaming experts Northern Cowboy Films!
SATURDAY 10TH JULY – RUNNING ORDER (UK times)
11am Mandolin workshop with Mike Giverin – more info here
Livestreamed concert, 8pm – 10pm approx
8pm The Jellyman’s Daughter
Hailing from Edinburgh, The Jellyman’s Daughter blend folk, Americana and a touch of bluegrass to bring you a highly original but beguiling musical landscape. Mixing gorgeous, haunting vocal harmonies with visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily Kelly and Graham Coe are also exceptional songwriters who have toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. They will be joined by regular band member, outstanding banjoist Jamie Francis (Graham and Jamie are also members of BBC Folk Awards nominated band, Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys). TJD’s second album Dead Reckoning was released in May 2018 and the band also released a special Christmas album in December 2020. Emily, Graham and Jamie are all outstanding performers who engage their audiences with a captivating blend of excellent musicianship, superb vocal harmonies and terrific songwriting.
Since reaching the BBC Young Folk Awards finals in 2008, Cheshire-based trio Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most accomplished young bands on the UK acoustic scene. Now with four albums and many years of touring under their belts, they draw on multiple influences, from bluegrass and folk to Western Swing and jazz. With a truly great lead vocalist in fiddle player Jay Bradberry, the band’s exceptional original songs (written by mandolinist Mike Giverin) are inspired by many themes, from the plight of Lancashire mill workers to the travails of life on the road for a travelling musician. Jaywalkers received the 2014 Emerging Excellence Award from the Help Musicians UK organisation, which enabled them to work with acclaimed producer Andy Bell on their 2015 release Weave. Bound together by their outstanding musicianship on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and double bass (Lucille Williams), Jaywalkers’ innovative music is nevertheless still deeply rooted in tradition.
We want to acknowledge the generous support of Arts Council England who awarded us funding from the Project Grants: Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund to support what was originally planned to be our first real-life Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day in May 2020. Having postponed for a year due to the pandemic, and with continuing concerns around international tours and indoor gatherings in summer 2021, with ACE’s approval we have now adapted the event into the #StreamingAcrosstheSea Online Festival. This funding support has been absolutely vital to help True North Music to survive this time of no real-life tours and concerts and adapt to producing online events. It will enable us to pay all participating musicians a reasonable guaranteed fee, but we still need and welcome your donations, to help us balance our budget and pay the performers as much as possible.