St Ia Church
St Andrew’s Street, St Ives

St Ia, the parish church of St Ives, is a major venue for the St Ives September Festival with the fantastic acoustics of the church hosting a two-week programme of music to match – along with other Festival events at the church in the heart of town Licensed bar at all Church shows

Saturday September 14 (7pm) TANGO IN THE NIGHT

Presenting an authentic Fleetwood Mac show, Tango in the Night is a group of highly experienced musicians, some boasting West End stage and session player pedigree.
The band are dedicated to meticulously recreating the very best of Fleetwood Mac through their spellbinding live shows – you would think you were listening to the real thing!
Whether you like the innovative and highly original blues rock of Peter Green’s 60s line up, or the band’s timeless hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s, they play them all in a 150-minute set. With an incredible light show and superb stage presence, Tango in The Night deliver the timeless Fleetwood Mac classics. TICKETS £24

Sunday September 15 (7.30pm) THE TROUBLE NOTES

The Trouble Notes are a progressive world folk trio. Known for their explosive energy and worldly melodies, the band was formed in 2013 by violinist Bennet Cerven and has since become renowned on the international world folk scene.
The band’s core hails from three different continents: American violinist Bennet Cerven, German guitarist Florian Eisenschmidt and Australian drummer Julian Lardis.
Their shows are packed full of surprises, known to feature international guest performers, adding to the energetic worldly sounds at the heart of their repertoire.
They have toured extensively in Europe and North America and have performed on television in the USA, Europe, Japan and Brazil. They have also played many of Europe’s large festival stages and with major international acts including Jethro Tull, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and America. TICKETS £11

Thursday September 19 (7.30pm) BAILEY THOMKINSON and The Locals

Hailing from St Ives as part of the ‘Kernowfornia’ music scene, singer-songwriter Bailey Tomkinson has made national headlines, first when as an unsigned, unmanaged artist, she reached No.1 in the iTunes Video charts.
And then again when the Times showcased her song ‘Bright Red’ as a rallying cry for sustainability and social justice ahead of the 2021 G7 Summit in her hometown.
Fusing surf rock, Americana and pop to create an authentic, “hooky” sound, join Bailey Tomkinson and her band The Locals for an evening of music from one of the UK’s most promising, emerging acts. TICKETS £12

Friday September 20 (7.30pm) MOLLY HOCKING

Molly, the 23-year-old St Ives-born singer shot to prominence when she won ITV’s The Voice in 2019. She is an emerging artist on the UK music scene, having already secured a No.1 and No.6 singles on the official iTunes music chart.
Molly has performed at BST Hyde park, The Roundhouse in Camden, Cornwall’s Minack Theatre, been a special guest singer on The Britannia cruise ship, supported her Voice mentor Olly Murs at London’s 02 Arena and has recently started to get national airplay on Radio 2.
Now releasing independently, she has built up her catalogue of original with her unmistakable spin on heartfelt pop, catchy dance tracks with her own distinctive vocals.
Molly will once again be accompanied at St Ia by keyboard ace Tom Quirke, a stalwart of the St Ives jazz scene. TICKETS £15 adults £8 children

Saturday September 21 (7.30pm) CELTIC MALE ENSEMBLE

The Ensemble return to St Ia Church following last year’s sell-out September Festival show there.
They were formed in 2014 by their musical director Alastair Taylor to take part in the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival composer’s competition – and they performed the winning entry.
The ensemble, who have have appeared at venues all over the Cornwall including the Minack theatre and Truro Cathedral, perform a wide variety of music including songs from the shows, pop and rock classics, folk, traditional choral and big band swing. TICKETS £10

Monday September 23 (7.30pm) BRYHER’S BOYS

Regular visitors to the St Ives September Festival, Bryher’s Boys will once again drop anchor at St Ia Church for an evening of fun, laughter, and song as they navigate the audience through the choppy waters of sea shanties.
With a wide variety of Cornish and nautical songs, this West Cornwall based group have hundreds of performances under their belts, as well as appearing on Rick Stein’s Cornwall and representing Cornwall in musical competitions. TICKETS £11

Thursday September 26 (7.30pm) DAISY CLARK

Cornwall’s Daisy Clark is a standout artist and songwriter who performs mesmerising lyrically driven indie-pop music.
Her “natural ability to create heart wrenching songs and her floaty, ethereal voice make her an artist you just want to listen to,” stated Billie Eilish inGlamour Magazine.
Daisy’s music has been played on BBC Radio 1 and Love Island and she has supported the likes of Tom Misch and Aly and AJ – and was chosen to perform for the world leaders at the G7 summit in St Ives. her home county of Cornwall.
Much sought after, she has appeared at Boardmasters, Tunes In the Dunes and the Royal Albert Hall and Daisy Clark recently won the best female in the Best Of British Unsigned Awards. TICKETS £10

Friday September 27 (7.30pm) TRUE FOXES

True Foxes, an up and coming folk/pop cousin duo from Cornwall, are quickly becoming a household name in the South West.
Amie’s powerful vocals and soulful song writing has been compared to the likes of Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton and Brandi Carlile, performing on guitar with the addition of ukulele, banjo and piano.
Together with Chloe’s ethereal harmonies and melodic bass lines the duo’s storytelling and “sisterly” banter takes the audience on an emotional journey. TICKETS £10

Saturday September 28 (7.30pm) RAY LEWIS

Legendary soul singer Ray Lewis, former lead vocalist of The Drifters comes to St Ives for one night only.
Born in Los Angeles, Ray grew up singing in churches before joining one of the biggest bands in the world. One of his first jobs as lead singer was to re-record all of their original hits, so the public would recognise him as the voice of The Drifters.
He performed alongside the late Bill Fredericks and Johnny Moore as well as Ben E King and went on to become one of the longest serving members of the band, finally leaving in the late 1980s to pursue a solo career.
Since then he has performed around the world as an artist in his own right. Ray settled in the UK 20 years ago, and is still in high demand, touring throughout the year, embracing a new generation and just as excited now as when he began all those years ago. There will also be a support act to be announced soon. TICKETS £26