31st March, 19:00 - 22:00
Music

Ariana Brophy & Maddie Ashman

 

Canadian songstress Ariana Brophy is the songwriting equivalent of mulled wine; sweet, nostalgic, perfectly paired with a rainy evening and a fireplace. The former Edmontonian draws upon the beautiful surroundings of her youth to instil vibrant images in her songwriting. With vocal clarity that would suggest she has been singing a lifetime, Ariana’s listeners are invited to observe an unreserved and vulnerable portrait of the soul behind her lyrics and the stories that have shaped her. Stephen Thomas, of Folkroom Records (UK) said, “Her vocals.. songwriting, and the gentle warmth of her guitar result in a wonderful listening experience [akin to] sitting alone by a freshwater lake in the waning twilight… Perfection, in other words.”Ariana’s performances highlight strength in fragility and—with her balance of conversational humour and tales of human pain— prove that laughter can share a stage with tears.

Ariana has graced a number of stages across Canada in the UK, including Edmonton Folk Festival (2016), Canmore Folk Festival (2015, 2016), The Works Festival (2016, 2017), and Elsted Summer Festival (2019). In 2019, following a residency at the National Centre for Folk Arts in Somerset, UK, Ariana released her third album ‘Naked,’ as well as writing a song for the unreleased film, “I Had A King.” An EP release, UK tour and return residency at the National Centre for Folk Arts are planned for the spring of 2020, with new dates continuing to be announced.

 

Doors and bar open at 19:00, music from 19:30.

 

Price £7.50 online / £10 on the door

 

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