May at The Greystones
As per usual, there’s a ton of live music goodness lined up for you at The Greystones this May. Here are some of our top picks for the month.
Wednesday 3rd May / 7pm / £16
Lankum, formally known as Lynched, are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
Sunday 7th May / 7pm / £5
Born on the Emerald Coast near the Gulf of Mexico but with strong Sheffield connections, Samuel Taylor and Rebecca Van Cleave present their brand new project, Ophelia, for their first full band Sheffield show. A transatlantic band of vagabonds, Ophelia captures a sound reminiscent of the days of Buckingham and Nicks, with a modern twist. Join them for their debut EP release party. Check out our interview with Ophelia here.
Sunday 21st May / 7.30pm / £16
Tim O’Brien has barely had time for a shower the last four years, with collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy-winning recording with Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize, it’s surprising he found the energy to record ‘Pompadour’ an album he wrote around his divorce. He said, “I separated from my wife four years ago and got divorced a year after that. So there’s a breakup, an assessment and ultimately delight at the end.”
Wednesday 24th May / 8pm / £10 (£12 on the door)
Whitney Rose is rapidly becoming an international sensation. With her vintage country pop she’s been wowing critics for two years since the release of her debut LP ‘Heartbreaker of the Year’. Boasting a performance at last year’s AMA, she’s received praise from The New York Times.
Saturday 27th May / 8pm / £9
The Greystones are delighted to welcome back Grace Petrie after a string of memorable gigs including four sold out shows with Coven in 2016 and 2017. Grace will bring her unique brand of humorous folk with an uplifting mix of pertinent political songs.
Wednesday 31st May / 8pm / £10
Fresh off the back of her fifth album, ‘Then Up’ released at the end of April, Lisbee Stainton visits the Greystones as part of a headline UK tour. Having worked with a number of producers, Lisbee produced ‘Then Up’ herself, saying, “I wanted the whole ethos of the album to focus on each song as an individual creature to nurture and evolve in its own way. I relished the challenge of discovering whether I could achieve that myself.”
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