By Nathan Lewis Williams at 15:37 on 24/01/14
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On Tuesday 18th March, Glastonbury Assembly Rooms' "Fabulous Furry Folk Night" will host a full-length concert from Mike Heron and his band. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as THE Hangman's Beautiful Daughter or Wee Tam and the Big Huge with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms, they gave the hippie generation some of their most emblematic anthems.
Mike Heron continues to make music today. Having formed a collaboration with his daughter, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Seddon, their musical journey has taken them from the Hollywood Bowl, where they performed alongside The Album Leaf, Devendra Banhart and Gilberto Gil, to village halls and festivals. The two also went on to perform alongside Cass McCoombs and Robyn Hitchcock. Latterly, a strong relationship has been forged with the Trembling Bells. Recent collaborations with this young Glasgow band have drawn unanimous praise, and garnered five-star reviews of their performance at Celtic Connections.
Playing alongside Mike Heron are Georgia Seddon, Mike Hastings (guitarist with the Trembling Bells), and violinist John Wilson (aka Frog Pocket). FFF gigs create an intimate, relaxed atmosphere with semi-ambient miking in the Assembly Rooms' beautiful stone hall, renowned for the quality of its sound for acoustic music. The price of admission will be £12 or £10 concessions. Tickets will be available in advance from the Assembly Rooms cafe, open 12 - 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, or by credit card booking from the Bristol Ticket Shop: 0117 929 9008.
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014