Date: Saturday 17th June 2017
The 3 Daft Monkeys
Carn Marth Amphitheatre
Once again we are delighted to be hosting a 3 Daft Monkeys performance in the Carn Marth Amphitheatre. Starting early to attract families, we are expecting another sell-out, so get your tickets in advance!
The Monkeys’ new album "Year Of The Clown" is out now - yet another reason not to miss this gig! Come and hear them live!
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.
With a new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 5-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 3-part vocal harmonies. Their music leads you through a musical journey of the senses andemotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible.
3 Daft Monkeys’ famously intense and dynamic live shows lend themselves to venues of all sizes, and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their shows are individually tailored to suit their environment, from intimate acoustic story-led performances in small village halls and churches, to dynamic electric festival shows with a guest brass section and VJs.
Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Their latest story-led and theatrical album “Of Stones and Bones” (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with “panache and a wicked vein of humour”.
With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.
After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBCTV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.
3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair.
Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique “busking festival” scenes of Switzerland and Italy.
“The musicianship- the virtuosity, the song craft, the arrangement- is simply astonishing “ (Spiral Earth)
“Varied and stirring acoustic style.. Outstanding fiddle work” (The Guardian)
“Music as joyously life-affirming as this deserves a huge audience” (West Briton)
“A brilliant band… I think this is absolutely amazing” Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2)
“A veritable melting pot of styles makes a colourful carnival of sound” (fROOTS)
“Their live show strikes a quality balance of spaced-out dizziness, dance-ability and
sophisticated folk music.” (Bearded Theory Festival)
The desire to dance is irresistible.
Doors Open at 6.00pm (approx!) so come early and bring your own picnic and drinks.
There will be a Licensed Bar plus soft drinks and snacks- eg crisps, choccy bars
Tickets in advance :
Adults - 16andOver: £10.00
11to15s : £2.00
Under11s : 1p
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Carn Marth Trust
Carn Marth Trust
Carn Marth, a hill in West Cornwall, lies a couple of miles southeast of Redruth and is one of the series of ancient hills that run down the backbone of Cornwall stretching all the way to Lands End.
That they have attracted people through the ages is hardly a surprise. From before the Bronze Age they have been natural places of refuge, offering easily defended bases and view points out over what was the densely wooded landscape of prehistoric Britain.
In more recent times they have been perfect sites for beacons to warn of impending attack, mark victories and celebrations of all sorts.
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