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Ocean Deep  Mountain High


A musical journey from the shores of the Brtish Isles to the Appalachian Mountains.  Nine musicians present a multimeida experience taking the listener on a voyage of spoken word, step-dance and song.  They sing the story of British folk, from our shores, to the Americana and Bluegrass we know today.  


Featuring highly acclaimed singer and sound artist Elle Osborne;  Future of Young Folk award winner Georgia Lewis & Friends ; Beatgrass harmonies and down-home Americana by Swamptown; Plus murderous ballads and southern spirit from The Wildest Way.  


Join us for a fascinating night of music and legends at Brighton Unitarian Church on Saturday 14th May as part of The Brighton Fringe Festival.

Book tickets via the Brighton Fringe festival website or direct from the bands.


Price: £10 in advance (£8 conc) ,

or £12 on the door



Nine superb musicians from three ensembles come together for collaborative performances through the evening

Inspired by the language and beauty of English folksong, Elle performs her own songs, as well as re-interpretations of traditional songs


Elle’s debut cd, Testimony, featured in the fRoots magazine Best of Year Critics’ Poll, and was reviewed as “…One of the most compelling performances of the year”. Her 2011 release So Slowly Slowly Got She Up was Album of the Week in The Independent, and gained Elle a nomination for Singer of the Year from Spiral Earth.

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Georgia Lewis, winner of 'The Future of Young Folk Award' a "young, exuberant & musically adept"  folk singer and multi-instrumentalist with "the stage assurance of a veteran ... she is fast becoming one of the most in demand artists on the club and festival circuit.”


She's joined onstage by guitarist, Felix Miller, and fiddler, Rowan Piggott. Together they have been garnering attention on the English folk scene with their "alluring and engaging stage presence" singing "both contemporary and traditional songs with a character and raunch that makes the hairs on your arms ​stand up and take note."

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The Wildest Way are a banjo led folk duo formed by multi instrumentalists Alex Bondonno and Jacqui Sampson. Often seen on jazz stages at festivals and clubs, in this new project the two musicans perform traditional songs from the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. They mix music styles from Bitish folk music through to southern soul and gospel in perfomanes packed full of energy.

Harmonies from the deep south and beyond.  Strating out as a busking trio made up of Jim Pople, Laurie Wilson and gary Wright/  2 guitars, 2 cajons a shopping bag of percussio an three voices; swamptown do it all.