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Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble play Sleepy Maggie
Joe Broughton

Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble play Sleepy Maggie

The very first music video from Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble. Sleepy Maggie is the central track from the new release "Sleepy Maggie + Remixes, Reworkings and Rarities". Release date: 10th June 2018. The Folk Ensemble Spring/Summer Tour starts on May 23rd 2018. For gig dates and to buy Sleepy Maggie please visit: www.folkensemble.co.uk Joe Broughton's Conservatoire Folk Ensemble is proud to be part of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University. With an acclaimed history dating back to 1859, Birmingham Conservatoire is one of the most respected music education institutions in the UK, devoted to the training of highly talented musicians in performance and composition. Students are encouraged to explore different styles of music, making them some of the most diverse and employable musicians currently leaving higher education. www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire Keep in touch: www.facebook.com/ConservatoireFolkEnsemble Twitter @thefolkensemble Instagram @thefolkensemble About the album: "Things often get out of hand when working with the folk ensemble… you just mention an idea and before you know it it’s 10 times bigger that what you intended, I guess because the band is 10 times the size of a normal band. This project started out as the single “Sleepy Maggie” and after I mentioned the possibility of doing some remixes, in the pub after rehearsal one night, the ideas started flowing. Before I knew it I had club remixes, Chinese groove-monsters, full on drum n bass and more flowing into my inbox. I thought perhaps we could release a few of these with the single but they just kept on coming. A full scale remix, reworking, reinventing project had launched itself and I started to wonder whether other people might enjoy hearing these radical takes on a traditional tune as much as I was enjoying them. Actually they are radical takes on what I thought was a pretty radical version of the tune I had already made! Also, I had this old live version (Vintage Maggie) that I always loved the vibe of but had no reason to release. It needed mending because of a technical fault in the original recording but I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you after all these years. I hope you enjoy this 10 track single(!) and get a kick out of what a bunch of fantastic young musicians can do with a simple tune and a couple of riffs… Yes it’s pretty crazy at times but it is young people learning tunes in the aural tradition, making it their own and passing it on… you might even call it folk music." Joe Broughton 1/5/18 Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble 2017/18 Joe Broughton Adam Davison Aimée Lucas Alex Chisnall Alexander Henshaw Alice Cheer Alicia Hillman Aria Trigás Arjun Jethwa Ben Weatherill Benny Hill Bogdan Suciu Bryn Davies Conor Smyth-Chakraborty Daniel Blanco Albert Dominic O’Sullivan Ed Day Edwin Podolski Emily Dore Emily Hicks Emily Hopper Flora McNicoll Fraser Birchenall Gina Baker Harry Thorpe Heather Duncanson Helena Bale Helena Britten Isobel Matthews Isobella Goodwin Jacob Perkins James Wilson Jennie Robson Joe Ockford Joseph Ockford Josh Dean Josh Wunderlich Jude Crofton Julie Claire Kaethe Uken Kailan Barton-Porter Karel Vrbik Katie Jenner Leila Hooton Louis Stanhope Maarten Benschop Mae Edwards Mark Dilley Matt Price Matthew Price Max Thomas Millicent James Natasha Davies Neavan Lobban Nick B Hart Nicky Szabo Nicole Stephanie Szabo Ning-ning Li Oli Parker Oliver Kinsella Oliver Lin Paloma Trigás Patrick Lester-Rourke Rachel Roberts Rob Roberts Robert Bark Rosemary Wilkes Rosie Tunley Sal Broughton Sam Baldwin Samantha Oxborough Sean Law Sean Morrison Seth Bye Sybren Holwerda Thomas Whitehead Tom Campbell Tom Chapman Tom Stoneman Tommy Hill Tsvetelina Likova Victoria Groves Sleepy Maggie was mixed and mastered by Andie Thomson at Gighouse Recording Studios.
Echo Eternal Horizons 2020 Full Performance
Echo Eternal

Echo Eternal Horizons 2020 Full Performance

Echo Eternal: Horizons 2020- a commemorative performance that took place in the Town Hall, Birmingham to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This is a live recording of the performance commissioned by CORE Education Trust from River Rea Films. Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts, media and civic engagement project delivered in schools for children of all ages, inspired by the testimony of British survivors of the Holocaust and genocide. The project is underpinned by CORE Education Trust’s track record in bringing together diverse communities in a collaborative context, in this case with a common focus of Holocaust and genocide awareness. This focus is supported by the creation of collaborative civic alliances between schools with different social and cultural characteristics. Artistic Director: Sarah Worth Conductor: Daniel Galbreath Musical Director: Richard Shrewsbury Digital Screen Designers: Jed Cowell and Matthew Beckett Production Manager: Helen Grey Lighting Designer: Dave Muir CORE Education Trust Schools and Echo Eternal Network Schools featured Arena Academy Central Academy City Academy Rockwood Academy Jewellery Quarter Academy Nishkam High School Finham Park School Stoke Park School President Kennedy School Nansen Primary School Parkgate Primary School Barr's Hill School St Georges School CORE-Us : CORE Education Trust Choir Royal Birmingham Conservatoire LEAP Ensemble Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Singers Commissioned works featured are by Compositions Jeremy Clay Richard Shrewsbury Bobbie-Jane Gardner Martin Riley Spoken Word - Mandy Ross Festival Producer: Claire Marshall Echo Eternal Fimmakers - Vyka Limited and River Rea Films CORE Education Trust Adrian Packer: CEO and Echo Eternal Founder Joanne Tyler: Deputy CEO Cathy O'Driscoll: Head of Echo Eternal