St Ives Arts Club
Westcott’s Quay, St Ives
Founded in 1890, St Ives Arts Club offers membership for artists, gallery space for exhibitions and an intimate upstairs theatre for live performances. The Arts Club is a major September Festival venue, hosting a varied range of events throughout the fortnight.
Sunday September 15 (7.30pm) AN AUDIENCE WITH HARRY GLASSON AND WILL KEATING
Harry Glasson – the legendary Cornish songwriter who wrote Cornwall My Home and many other fine Cornish songs which have established themselves as part of the modern folk tradition, talks about his extraordinary life.
Hosted by his friend, and award winning singer-songwriter Will Keating, this promises to be a very special night.
Enjoy a relaxed evening of stories and live music from two of Cornwall’s most popular performers, with your chance to ask questions, make requests, join in the singing, and get to know what makes these two tick! Click here to buy tickets £14
Friday September 20 (7.30pm) RUE and her band
Having supported major artists like Keane, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Newton Faulkner and James Arthur, Rue is one of the South West’s most sought after performers.
The Cornish songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, unveils a signature blend of soulful vocals and rhythmic guitar playing, adorned with a captivating jazz essence. She’s played festivals like Boardmasters and Cheltenham Jazz Festival and now she’s thrilled to be on the St Ives September Festival line-up with her band.
Blending a multitude of genres including jazz, RnB, neo-soul and funk, her dynamic single ‘Lucid’ received outstanding support from leading radio station Jazz FM. Rue draws inspiration from artists old and new, including Hiatus Kaiyote, Maddison Cunningham, Kimbra and Jamiroquai.
Rue – Vocals/Guitar, Barnaby Ray – Drums, Jake Galvin – Bass, Pete Morris – Keys
Click here to buy tickets £12
Saturday September 21 (8pm) CARLY AND SVEN
Carly and Sven are looking forward to returning to St Ives Arts Club as part of the September Festival.
Their sound consists of Sven’s looped piccolo bass and Carly’s beautiful, bewitching vocals with covers of Prince, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder to name just a few, as well as original songs from their upcoming debut album.
Carly and Sven combine extensive backgrounds in live performance and session work locally and internationally, although their collaboration is relatively new.
Their music, honest and written from the heart, provides an insight into what being a songwriter is all about, with stories of life, love and optimism as well as loss and struggle. Click here to buy tickets £12
Sunday September 22 (7.30pm) WINTER MOUNTAIN
Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, Winter Mountain (aka Joe Francis) blends melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance and the essence of the song.
He has supported famous performers including Seth Lakeman The Feeling, Elbow and Seal and is returning to the St Ives September Festival where he last appeared two years ago. Click here to buy tickets £12
Friday September 27 (7.30pm) OUR ATLANTIC ROOTS
Cornwall-based trans-Atlantic indie folk duo Our Atlantic Roots fuse together poetic and beautifully authentic lyrics with incredibly tight harmonies.
Married duo Mac, originally from North Carolina, and Yorkshire-born Laura Johnson, who met in the USA, present a blend of the cultures they are from from, merging genres characterised by their individual country and folk roots.
With more than 3 million streams and hundreds of live shows under their belts, as well as national BBC TV and radio features, they are an emerging act well worth keeping an eye on as they return to the September Festival following their impressive debut in 2022. Click here to buy tickets £12