An intimate acoustic space curated by the amazing Demelza (Cakey Girl, FFD).
Drop by at lunchtime to join in with our open mic sessions for music, spoken word poetry and storytelling. Later on we will have workshops and a brilliant line up of musicians and spoken word!
See below for a taste of last years festival
Off Grid Festival 2017
CakeyGirl (Loud Set)
Friday 11th, 2:40- 3:20 pm
Saturday 12th, 6-7 pm
David Osbiston Solo
Thursday 10th, 2:40 -3:40 pm
David Osbiston is a renowned and accomplished guitarist who creates fabulously varied and evocative soundscapes. Sponsored by Godin Guitars, David has had his music featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction and has performed at venues as diverse as The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican and The Eden Project.
David Osbiston & guests
Sunday 13th, 2:.40-3:40 pm
Saturday 12th, 4:50- 5:50 pm
I’m Hum and I LOVE music, I can’t help it, its drug, an aphrodisiac.
Soporific in its power, helps me stay awake and puts me to sleep.
It’s more powerful than the wind and more gentle than a babies sigh.
It’s my task, in this universe, to spread the knowledge of sound vibration as a force for good.
Saturday 12th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Johnny is a Devon based band leader, singer and guitarist. This is a rare opportunity to catch Johnny performing solo with some gloriously raw, earthy blues.
Saturday 12th, 3:40-4:40 pm
Friday 11th, 5:05 -5:55 pm
Sunday 13th, 6-7 pm
Nicky is an accomplished jazz musician who will be enthralling us with some of his toe-tapping delights!
Friday 11th, 6-7 pm
Want to hear more from Susie Ro?
Harmony Singing Workshop
With Susie Ro
Sunday 3:30- 5pm
Susie is a dynamic workshop leader as well as a talented singer-songwriter, voice tutor and composer for choirs. She tours with her popular harmony singing workshops and Alchemy of Song and Sharing the Music courses internationally, working to integrate the joy of singing into many sectors of modern society. She is currently in the final stages of producing her debut album ‘Song of a Thousand Leaves’ and is looking forward to sharing it with everyone.
‘Over and over again I see the powerful way that singing in harmony dissolves barriers between people and creates a true feeling of unity that comes straight from the heart. We have learned to rely so much on our intellect to communicate and resolve problems – and yet i see that opening our voices and coming together in harmony can be an effective short cut to true human connection. Sometimes I imagine what it would be like if the whole world were singing together – Peace would surely find its way more easily – for how can there be war if we are singing, the two are like oil and water…
In the last few years I have also had the wonderful privilege to work with my amazing father, Nick Prater, co-leading day and weekend workshops across the UK. He was my greatest inspiration and I am proud to be continuing his work after his journey t the other realms on 24th Dec 2013
I lead singing workshops all over the country – these workshops are open to people of all singing abilities. I share songs from across the globe in full harmony, including my own compositions and arrangements. I have hand picked songs over years, and craft my workshops using deeply nourishing songs that have the ability to unlock your voice and open you heart, are easy to learn yet very powerful. Songs from Africa, from the Gospel and Spiritual traditions, songs of peace, freedom and joy in English and other languages. I often weave improvisations through the workshops, holding a relaxed space for people to really let their voices be free. ‘ ~ Susie Ro