Christmas-time archive photo © Coram in the care of the Foundling Museum copy
A Yuletide Celebration with the Nest Collective

A Yuletide Celebration with the Nest Collective

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
13 Dec 2019
  • Music
Enjoy Yuletide music and fun from performers from the Nest Collective.

19:00 (doors 18:30) | Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends (£14, £12 on the door)

The Nest Collective proudly presents a special line-up of folk performers for their Christmas visit to the Foundling, featuring award winning guitarist Ben Walker, hotly tipped folk trio Marisa Jack & Davy, and storytelling phenomenon Vanessa Woolf will all come together to celebrate the coming holiday.

Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of ‘the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’ by Total Guitar magazine. Hailing from rural Worcestershire, he is inspired by finding the past in the present, by the languages and lived experience of ordinary people and the names, songs and stories that reflect each other down the ages. After six critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Folk Award as a duo with Josienne Clarke, and more than fifty records as a producer of other artists, Ben has built a reputation among his peers for fusing tradition, for innovation, and for playing like absolutely no-one else.

Bedford based folk trio Marisa Jack & Davy formed in 2015 to play at the DIY shows and house concerts they were running. Their unconventional interpretation of the tradition is shaped by the harmonic blend of their three unique voices, playing styles and backgrounds: Marisa is an illustrator, Davy is an artist from Tonbridge via L.A., and Jack is better known as lead singer/songwriter for psych rock band Wolf People.

Vanessa Woolf is  London’s resident storyteller (Time Out) with one of the planet’s coolest jobs (Lonely Planet Kids). Her stories are real, exciting, magical and engaging from start to finish. Her highlights to date include curating and hosting an afternoon of storytelling with Guy Garvey for Meltdown at the Southbank Centre; specially commissioned stories for V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Kensington Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and aboard The London Eye.