If, like us, you can’t wait for the Manchester Folk Festival in October, you’ll be pleased to know that The Nest Collective and English Folk Expo are whetting our appetite with their intimate Campfire Club, which next pops up in Salford’s Buile Hill Park on Saturday 23 July.
The Campfire Club invites you to rediscover one of life’s simplest joys – the sharing of live music in the glow of a campfire. In the simple way that people have done for thousands of years, these events are about coming together around the fire to enjoy soul-warming music, food, drink and the company of others, in the great outdoors.
Following last weekend’s show from Bristol-based trio Tarren, this Saturday 23 July, Gaspar Nali will be bringing his infectiously joyful music to the campfire. Gaspar plays a 3-metre one-stringed bass, while singing and keeping the beat going with a cow skin kick drum. His original music sits somewhere between Afro-beat and Malawian Roots and as a performer he’s been previously described as a one man party rather than just a one man band.
You can find this folky happening at the Seedly Pavillion in the community gardens at Buile Hill Park in Salford. A well stocked bar is provided, so audience members are politely asked not to bring their own alcohol. However, bringing your own food, chairs and blankets is actively encouraged.
If your July is already piled high with festivals and frivolities, keep your eyes peeled for announcements and more events happening in the lead up to Manchester Folk Festival and avoid missing out next time.