Seven years after its involuntary departure, the Klangwelle will be returning to Bonn in October for a one-off guest performance over eight days. An open area at the Post Tower will be transformed with fountains, fire, lasers, light, and live acts with music! Proceeds from the shows will go to areas affected by the recent flood disaster.
Bonn Folk Club is organizing the second edition of its ‘On Tour’ shows at the Harmonie tonight (Friday 3. September) with British singer-songwriter Sean Taylor as featured artist and with a number of Folk Club regulars as pre-acts.
The first evening was a great success, however, uncertainty over live indoor concerts prevails at present with the public and they really deserve some support, as organizer John Harrison puts it:
“The Harmonie is the best concert venue in Bonn, and it’s a huge privilege for us to be able to do an evening there. It will be a great evening, and the Harmonie has a very effective ventilation system with the usual “3 G” rules (geimpft, getestet oder genesen) (twice-vaccinated, tested negative, confirmed cured) in force.
There are still about 13 tickets for 10 Euros left, and we’d really appreciate it if as many folkies as possible can come to the evening to support the club. If you can reserve a ticket please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, the regular ticket price is €20, and tickets can be purchased online here or at the Abendkasse”
In short, treat yourself to an evening of british music and email the folk now now or come along on on the night!
Sunday’s Klassik!Picknick on the Kunst!Rasen will be a rather different affair from previous years. No blankets on the ground or fold-up chairs, unfortunately, but still great music from a great local orchestra the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn (BOB for short).
One listen to the video of ‘Herd Immunity’ below will tell you that Londoner Sean Taylor doesn’t hold back when it comes to putting his thoughts into a song. It’s his view of the initial reaction to Covid-19 by the UK Government. If you’ve heard his recent release ‘Live in London’ you’ll know there are plenty more great songs where this one came from. Top UK music magazine Mojo describes him as ”Articulate, compelling … brilliant” High praise indeed, but judge for yourself on 2 September when Sean brings his mesmerizing fusion of Americana, blues, folk, spoken word and social commentary to the Harmonie in Bonn.
3songsbonn is offering two free tickets to see Sean at the Harmonie on 3 September.
Just send your name and address to email@example.com with subject ‘Sean Taylor’.
The first email received gets the tickets in the post!
Back to Kunstrasen’s ‘Klein aber Fein’ Vsecond Stage. Roxanne de Bastion and Daniel Bongart were on the bill on a day when all the threat of rain during Sunday’s VIP lounge concert arrived with a vengeance from early afternoon on Tuesday evening. An hour before the music was due to start there were regular peals of thunder from the Rheinaue direction. A wise man would have stayed home. I set out – with a raincoat and strong umbrella. Well, there was an English lady waiting for me. Waiting for an audience of any sort I suspect as the lightning lit up the early evening sky.
Not having been back to my home country for over two years it was rather pleasant to walk down to Kleines Theater in the Bad Godesberg Kurpark on Monday. For one, it was slightly drizzling with rain. ‘Even the weather will be Best of British’ I sighed happily inside my waterproof jacket. Music from the British Isles was what it said on the flyers. But what exactly was that? I mean, we all know Irish jigs and Scottish bagpipes, but can you fit four individual territories into one evening, indeed into an evening ending at 10 pm, in the park in one evening? If anyone could, it would be the man stepping promptly onto the stage at 7:30 pm.