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The Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival


2011-12-07



The Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival

CTICC, Cape Town
Saturday 10 December
Tickets: R180 at www.webtickets.co.za or R200 at the door

18 Top South African artists: Ard Matthews, Steve Newman, Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Brian Finch, Guy Buttery, Christine Weir and Julie Blundell, Janie Bay, Gavin Minter, Louise Day, Tombstone Pete, Andrew James and Steady Tiger, John Ellis, Diesel Vanilla, Machineri, Gary Thomas, Natasha Meister, Jack Mantis.

Real Wired Music, creators of Vintage Sundays and the Cape Town for Haiti Concert, in association with Eastern Acoustics and Cape Town International Convention Centre,  bring you another extraordinary live music experience.  Together with Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry and Marshall Music, the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival will bring together 18 top South African artists of this genre in a sophisticated, concert-style setting. The line-up sees a mix of great acoustic guitarists like Steve Newman, Gary Thomas and Guy Buttery with singer/songwriter stalwarts like Farryl Purkiss, Rory Eliot, Ard Matthews and Brian Finch. The look and feel of the festival will be in the style of a 70s folk concert – all artists will perform solo or duo sets completely acoustically. Performances will be stripped down to the essence of the songs – guitar and voice.

Add to all this some blues sounds from Natasha Meister and Machineri and some folk/pop by Janie Bay, and the evening is set for an experience of the finest musical storytelling taken from the personal journeys of some of South Africa’s finest songwriters and musicians.

Marshall Music – Home of the Acoustic Guitar

Win a Tanglewood guitar and a chance to be an opening act at the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival. For more information go to www.marshallmusic.co.za or www.facebook.com/marshallcape.

Sedgwick’s Old Brown Sherry 

Sedgwick's Old Brown Sherry was launched in 1916, making it South Africa's first and original old brown sherry. This connection with great original music is what this festival is about. Sedgwick's Old Brown Sherry will give goodie bags to the first 300 tickets booked. See www.webtickets.co.za. For more information go to www.facebook/sedgwicksoldbrown.

The festival will consist of three sets with two half-hour breaks in between. There will be a cash bar and food stalls in the foyer.

Tickets

R180 at www.webtickets.co.za or R200 at the door. R5 per ticket will be donated to the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Fluffy-toy bins 

The Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival would also like to contribute to a feel-good holiday season for all.  There will be toy-bins in the foyer. Please bring a fluffy toy along for the evening. The bins with toys will be delivered to children at The Warehouse and Al Noor Orphanage before Christmas.

Website: www.realwired.co.za
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Twitter: @CTFolkFest

Win two tickets to the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival on Saturday 10 December. Send your name, address and contact details to win@litnet.co.za with “Cape Town Folk” in the heading to enter the draw.