Sleep Kills Music
Praying For The Rain
Date and Time
Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 4:00pm
Praying for the Rain Praying for the Rain in concert at Frome Festival 2014 With special guests; Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer and Reg Meuross Cheese and Grain Frome, Market Yard, BA11 1BE Door; 15/ 12 advance (includes booking fees) 8pm - 11.30pm Box office: 01373 455 420 Praying for the Rain will be opening this years festival with a concert at the Cheese and Grain on Friday July4th. Headlining a brilliant line up of acclaimed musicians; expect an exhilarating night of high energy, movement and wonderfully engaging songs and is sure to be one of the highlights of the 2014 festival. Known for their dynamic and compelling live performances, Pftr blend contemporary folk, Celtic and world music with irresistible rhythms, memorable melodies, beautifully crafted vocals and inspired musicianship. Their music brings to mind a modern blend of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Robert Plant, to Fleet Foxes and Peter Gabriel, creating a truly uplifting experience. They have toured throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East and have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad and Trowbridge Village Pump and at Londons Union Chapel and South Bank as part of a world music series presented by the National Theatre. Nigel Shaw and Carolyn Hillyer Internationally renowned musicians whose live performances are a magical tapestry of ancient instruments and extraordinary songs. Using handmade wooden, clay and bone flutes; traditional whistles, and Slovakian fujara; stag, horse, reindeer and salmon drums, they move from delicate soul-filled flute melodies, through deep raw chants and strong earth songs, to powerful tribal dance rhythms. Their music has been described as ancient folk music from a time our earliest ancestor walk this land. Reg Meuross His clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as: one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced". Whether it's a village hall, festival tent or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth and has that rare gift of being able to touch people on a really human level.