Monday, 22 August 2011

The Monday after Green Man Festival.

Green Man Festival is a winner even in the rain but with the sun shining, as it was most of the weekend, it was su-bloody-perb.

We played twice.
Firstly on the friday night at the Pub stage in the walled garden.
Despite Jo's cello falling off it's stand and breaking 5 minutes before we went on stage (thanks to Barney for the cello replacement!) and despite our sound engineer missing the gig due to closed junctions and bad traffic, our first set at Green Man was very enjoyable indeed. What a great crowd!
BBC Radio 1 recorded the show live and Rob da Bank broadcast it on his show the following morning. To listen again, head to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0137tbv at 1:17:35 mins.

Secondly we played in the Cinema Tent as part of Arctic Circle's programme. We played a more mellow set to the beautiful super-8 films of Patti Gaal-Holmes. Some of Patti's films I had written songs to: such as 'The Rains' and 'Despite the Snow' and other films were made to the songs. It was a really lovely atmosphere in there, in the dark, sheltering from the rain.

Bands we saw and loved included: Villagers, Rachel Dadd, North Sea Radio Orchestra performing the music of Vernon Elliott, James Yorkston, Explosions of the Sky, Fleet Foxes and Paper Cinema (incredible animation done live.)
Thanks to Nik Wakefield for snapping away at our shows and taking the pictures above and to
those who came along. We hope to see you again!
Best wishes
Emily & The Red Clay Halo x