January is usually a month of low spirits, so why not buck the trend by dancing your way through those first few days of the new year?
This Friday and Saturday afternoons, the Clore Ballroom on the bottom floor of the Royal Festival Hall will be at the mercy of the folk tunes and world music of London’s Nest Collective, Ceilidh Liberation Front and – in true Southbank style – it’s all completely free of charge.
A hub for traditionally-inspired British and World music artists and headed-up by English folk singer Sam Lee, The Nest Collective (BBC folk club of the year 2010) fix their gigs on a ‘new folk, old folk, no folk’ basis, ensuring that every gig has something for everyone. With some fabulous fiddles and at least a little audience participation on the cards, what’s to stop you popping your head in for a song or two?
In the last few years, Sam Lee has not only charmed us with his music, but also with inspiring projects and event formats. Thanks to the support of the Nest Collective‘s extended family, he went far and beyond the music boundaries, and associated his shows with community experiences and environmental…