Paloma Faith to head out on tour

Yorkshire Post - Culture & The Guide - - MU -

PALOMA Faith will per­form in three venues across the re­gion as part of her lat­est tour.

The singer and ac­tress, known for her ec­cen­tric style, is due to re­lease her lat­est sin­gle Trou­ble With My Baby on Au­gust 11 and after head­lin­ing the Royal Al­bert Hall on Septem­ber 5 as part of the BBC Proms she will set out on the road.

As part of the tour she will per­form at Sh­effield City Hall on Oc­to­ber 28, Hull City Hall on Oc­to­ber 31 and York Bar­bican on Novem­ber 1. For ticket de­tails go to www.palo­mafaith.com or con­tact the in­di­vid­ual venues di­rect. ONE of the most un­spoilt places in York­shire is the tiny vil­lage of Cawthorne, just out­side Barns­ley.

Boast­ing houses that are hun­dreds of years old, and a road that was made in the 1920s, which villagers still re­fer to as “the new road”, Cawthorne re­mains ev­ery bit the tra­di­tional English vil­lage.

One of its at­trac­tions is Can­non Hall Farm, which hosts an ar­ray of events through­out the year.

This week­end, it will be host to its first of­fi­cial fes­ti­val, Un­der­neath the Stars.

This will be a three-day folk fes­ti­val, head­lined on Satur­day by folk star, Kate Rusby, a res­i­dent of Cawthorne and one of Bri­tish folk’s most ac­claimed artists.

The other head­lin­ers will be Richard Thompson and The Pup­pini Sis­ters.

Kate and her brother, Joe Rusby, spear­headed Un­der­neath the Stars, with the help of their friends, the Ni­chol­son fam­ily.

While Kate will close Satur­day night’s fes­tiv­i­ties, Joe will be sound engi­neer for al­most the whole the fes­ti­val.

Kate has al­ready played several ben­e­fit shows at Can­non Hall Farm in pre­vi­ous years.

Sit­ting in their par­ents’ kitchen in Cawthorne, she ex­plains why they chose this place to host the fes­ti­val.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic place. It’s right up on the hill, so the view is just ab­so­lutely glo­ri­ous; the per­fect set­ting.

“It grew from just one Satur­day night con­cert to hav­ing the three and this is the next step, which is a very large one, to make it a whole three-day event.”

This has been Joe and Kate’s first at­tempt at or­gan­is­ing a fes­ti­val, and their hard work has paid off, but was it an over­whelm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the plan­ning stage?

“It’s not over­whelm­ing, I think it’s am­bi­tious, but we wanted to take that step, re­ally, and just see how it goes run­ning an event in this area, be­cause there isn’t so much”, be­gins Joe.

“There’s Leeds Fes­ti­val and there’s a big one on the same week­end, Tram­lines Fes­ti­val in Sh­effield, which is a dif­fer­ent style, so we’ve got a clear idea of how we want it to be and there isn’t any­thing sim­i­lar to it in this area.”

“There are quite a few folk fes­ti­vals dot­ted about, but I think what we are do­ing is a bit more am­bi­tious, like Joe said,”adds Kate.

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