HOME is where the heart is – interview with DRUM

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HOME is the wonderful acoustic music festival being put together here by the team at Dartington. A micro festival if you like (with well under 1000 people capacity) it brings together a wonderful line up with the magical location that Dartington offers. Here DRUM – who together with Thomas Brooman (ex of WOMAD) – has helped us pull together the programme talks about why he thinks HOME is the event to be at in 2010. To find out more about the festival head to the web site at http://www.dartington.org/home And do book early – we seriously do not have many tickets to sell!!!

I’m working on the festival in my role as interim live producer at Dartington through the hub (www.thehubuk.com)

Do add comments and thoughts about the event on our facebook page – or on the e festivals thread here

Don’t forget to follow Dartington Hall on twitter (#DartingtonHall) and you can follow me at (#matthewlinley)

Here is the official back ground to the event:-

The Dartington Hall Trust has announced a new acoustic festival of world and folk music, set in the beautiful surroundings of Dartington’s medieval buildings and 80-acre gardens in South Devon.

Taking place on Saturday 26 June, HOME is being launched in 2010 as a one-day festival featuring international artists Bassekou Kouyaté with Amy Sacko from Mali, Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Ensemble from Pakistan, in their first visit to the UK in seven years, Eddi Reader from Scotland, Israel’s Mor Karbasi, Chartwell Dutiro from Zimbabwe, Patrick Duff and 9Bach from England and Wales, Carolina Herrera from Colombia; and Cuban son stars Asere.

The event has been designed to create a personal and intimate experience for fewer than one thousand people in this first year, a ‘small but perfectly formed’ encounter between artists, audience and music.

Performances in Dartington’s medieval Great Hall will be entirely acoustic and the day’s outstanding programme of international artists will create a truly memorable experience of musical intimacy and audience contact.

Further performances and activities will take place in and around Dartington’s medieval courtyard, Barn Theatre and under canvas in the surrounding gardens with many local artists also featured, as well as film, story-telling, kids’ activities, quality food, stalls and crafts from around the world.

HOME will be an unforgettable day of music, voice, language, film, food and family activities in truly stunning surroundings.

Adult tickets cost £35, concession tickets are £20 and U16’s are £10 – or free with an accompanying adult. All tickets available from http://www.dartington.org/home along with full line-up and information.

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