Introducing the St. Giles’ Sessions
A unique series of gigs has been organised to take place within the St. Giles Church in Wrexham as part of the towns 2011 Year of Culture. The ‘St. Giles’ Sessions’ have been organised as a series of four unique performances in Wrexham’s atmospheric and historic parish church and will feature one-off collaborations between the regions finest musical talents.
I can’t think of a more suitable band to kick the series off other than Heal the Last Stand. On the 30th April at the ‘Spring Session’, they will be bringing their four-part harmonies and distinctive folk-soul to the glorious echoes of St. Giles and their un-faltering ‘peace vibes’ will fit in perfectly there. I can guarantee your head will come off in awe and splendour. It’s a great chance to catch them before they head off on their European tour in the summer.
The ‘Summer Session’ has been booked already. Playing will be Wales’ answer to a travelling Bob Dylan – Andy Hickie. What’s even more special is that he’ll be joined by his Merry Maidens, which doesn’t happen often enough.
Whilst Andy’s solo outings of tales of freedom, love and life on the road are beautiful on their own, when he’s joined by the Maidens the seven piece group inject a sound to create a gathering of folk like no other. The date for this session has been set as the 2nd July.
I remember chatting to the organiser a couple of years ago about his gem of an idea to set up these sessions and I remember thinking what an immense idea it was. I’m so glad it’s come to fruition. More info can be found here: www.thefoundrywrexham.co.uk/stgilessessions.
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Ben is the founder and main writer for wrexhammusic.co.uk.