Join the UK House Concert adventure “From Beyond John O Groats to around Lands End”
My hope for this comminity is artists audiences and host can network, IE if i’m away from home, I might be able to find a house concert to go to and meet like minded people, an artist might be able to fill some dates to make a tour more feasible, and a host will find all the help they need here to develop their own scene to its maximum. Please leave a note here if you have a particular date to fill or have a house concert event to sell
The Medicine Show on The Road.
The Global Village Medicine Show is our internet and community roots radio show. The Idea is we support independently minded musicians with airplay publicity and tour support. www.themedicineshow.eu
To that end we’ve kept a listening room trail open in the Highlands for the songsters, for 20 years, and regularly take The Medicine Show On The Road which has particularly become popular with American roots musicians, its become a bit of a pilgrimage for artist wishing to trace the roots of their music, back to the homeland. All of these musicians have played and supported House Concerts in the states for many years and I became fascinated by the idea as a result. We now augment our listening room Highland Tours with two very fine House Concerts Square Wheels House Concerts with Steve and Clancy MacDonald in Strathpeffer and The Dunnet Head Light House Concert on the most northerly point of the UK mainland (beats John O Groats by a couple of miles)
The Light House is automated these days and the out houses belong to Caithness legend musician Johnny (Fats) Sutherland, who has converted one of the house to a full pro tools Studio, the concerts take place in formed generator room, with full backline and quadraphonic sound system and recording facilities available. The room comfortably seats 70 + people http://www.qpqproductions.com
Its is my hope that we can between us organise a House Concert network that can cover the UK (does anyone know someone in Lands End with a big front room) Ireland and mainland europe.
We take The Medicine Show On The Road, around the UK Ireland and on to the continent and have played other House Concerts along the trail, my hope for this comminity is Artists audiences and host can network, IE if i’m in Manchester I might be able to find a house concert to go to and meet like minded people, an artist might be able to fill some dates to make a tour more feasable, and a host will find all the help they need hear to develop their own scene to its maximum.