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Festival in Merthyr Mawr

What: A festival!

When: Sunday 16th June

Where: Candlestone Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Wales

Tickets: ?

The Fantasy Orchestra are playing at a fantastic music festival in south Wales, alongside artists including Richard Dawson, Snapped Ankles, Rozi Plain, Kathryn Joseph, Lisa O’neial, Pictish Trail, Yosi Horikawa, Juan Wauters, Sarah Neufeld, Ben Vince, Maria Somerville, Alabaster dePlume, Wave Pictures, Seamus Fogerty, Cosmo Sheldrake, Ishmael Essemble, Flamingods, Michael Chapman, Leaf Cutter John, Pete Wiggs DJ Set, Sam Lee, I see Rivers, Anna Muller, Haiti’s Noit, James yorkston, Beak, Audiobooks, Stealing sheep, Salami Rose Joe Louis, Will Burns x Hannah Peel, Trevor Moss + Hannah-Lou, Rachael Dadd, Ichi, Mary Waterson, Modern Nature, BC Camplight ,Else Hewitt, Gruff Rhys.

Hopefully the orchestra will be collaborating with a few of the above 🙂

Play the sun up on May Day!

What: Make sure the sun rises on May 1st

When: Wednesday 1st May, 4.30 – 6.30 am

Where: Brandon Hill Park

Tickets:

Every year RAG Morris – a Bristol-based morris dancing group – and others dance the sun up at Brandon Hill park. This year the Fantasy Orchestra will be joining them with a selection of folky summer-themed tunes in between the dancing.

[photo by Summer Varley]

Women Of The World Take Over! (F-Rated #3)

What: Celebrating the music of female composers

When: Saturday 27th April, 7.30 pm

Where: All Hallows Hall

Tickets: £5 advance, £8 on the door

The Fantasy Orchestra returns after their triumphant album launch with the much-loved “F-Rated” set, championing music by oft-overlooked female composers. Featuring works by Anna Meredith, Delia Derbyshire, The Roches, Joni Mitcheall, Beyoncé and many more.

Tickets are available from the Bristol Ticket Shop

This is from last time, featuring the wonderful Nuala Honan

Les Chansons de Edith Piaf

What: A night celebrating the music of Edit Piaf with The Fantasy Orchestra Paris & Bristol
When: Sunday 24th March
Where: The Old Market Assembly, West St. (BS2 0DF)
Tickets: £5 early bird / £8 in advance from Headfirst; £10 on the door

This concert will celebrate the music of Edith Piaf and other French popular music from the era, performed by the Fantasy Orchestra’s Catherine Deas, supported by other musicians from the orchestra. For more information see the Old Market Assembly website and the Facebook event. Early-bird and advance tickets are available from here.

Album Launch

What: Launch party / gig for the FO album!

When: Thursday 28th February

Where: St George’s Hall (Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR)

Tickets: £12 advance from St George’s; £15 on the door

The Fantasy Orchestra is excited to announce the launch of their forthcoming debut album ‘Adventures in Transcription’. This features an eclectic mix of music by diverse artists such as Sun Ra and Caetano Veloso, folk musician Richard Dawson, Brooklyn-based post punk duo Buke and Gase and electronic composer Disasterpeace, as well as local composers. The album will be launched in style at the newly refurbished St George’s hall, on Thursday 28th February. More information and tickets are available from their website: www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Here is our brand new music video, for Richard Dawson’s Final Moments of the Universe, from the album.


This was a lot of fun:

The Great Bowie Party

What: An evening of music by David Bowie

When: 5th Janurary

Where: The Trinity Centre, Easton (BS2 0NW)

Tickets: £10 early bird!; £12 advance, £15 on the door (www.bristolticketshop.co.uk)

The Orchestra will be performing their second full-length tribute to David Bowie.
Also features an Open Mic Night.

Here’s the kind of thing you can expect (from our recent Valley Fest appearance)

Christmas Concert 2018 #2

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert #2

When: Saturday 15th December 2018, 4pm

Where: St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol (BS1 6QP)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Christmas Concert 2018 #1

What: Fantasy Orchestra Christmas Concert

When: Friday 14th December 2018, 7pm

Where: St. Stephen’s Church, Bristol (21 St Stephen’s St, BS1 1EQ)

Tickets: £5 on the door; children £2 or donation

The Fantasy Orchestra and choir will be performing Navidad Nuestra by Ariel Ramirez, a nativity suite, set in the Argentinian countryside and sung in Spanish. This to be followed by a selection of other Xmas tunes from around the world plus winter-warmers and glorious seasonally appropriate oeuvres.

More details available on the Facebook event

Gill Loats’ Party

What: We’re playing at a party!

When: 27th October, Doors 8pm, Sets at 9:15 and 10:30

Where: –

Tickets: –

Please note this is a private event and not open to the general public. The orchestra is available for private events, please get in touch if you’re interested 🙂

Cube Microplex 20th Anniversary

What: A celebration of the Cube cinema’s 20th anniversary!

When: Saturday 20th October, from around 8pm

Where: Kings Square / Outside the Cube

Tickets: See here for tickets for the main event

The Fantasy Orchestra will be joining in celebrations for the wonderful Cube Microplex Cinema’s 20th birthday. Expect to see us outside the cinema playing a small selection of somehow appropriate tunes. See the Cube’s facebook event for more details.