August Bank Holiday, Carshalton Park

Music Cafe

This stage provides a great atmosphere with folk, country, bluegrass and other acoustic music from around the world. Tea and home made cake is served in the marquee so this is the ideal spot to sit and relax!
The Music Cafe is powered by EcoLocal's mobile solar power station. If you wish to apply to play in the Music Cafe for 2018, please email fair@ecolocal.org.uk with your details, specifying which stage you want to perform on.

Against the Grain – played in 2017

Wonderful male duo playing original hits you’ve never heard before.

Alan Giddens and Laura – played in 2017

Beautiful songs from Alan and Laura to soothe you into lunchtime!

Lilith By My Side – played in 2017

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Guitar-based acoustic duo featuring Sam Olive and Tracy Picardi.

Choro Bandido – played in 2017

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All their songs are fantastic and they will put a smile on your face, with melodies creating a true Brazilian atmosphere.  The “Chorinho” is a beautiful style.

It’s all about simplicity, being with friends, laughing and drinking the only cold thing in Brazil: a beer!!

Evensong – played in 2017

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Originals with a smattering of bluesy covers

Guy Padfield – played in 2017

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Beautiful songs from years ago on the incredible autoharp

ELTEL – played in 2017

Incredible songs with such a powerful front man you will wonder what hit you!

Moth – played in 2017

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Accordion driven steampunk triphop chanteusings. http://www.bumpandthumper.com/

Sticklebacks – played in 2017

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Mix virtuoso Spoons, Washboard, Didgeridoo and Saw performances, with sublime Sax, Piano, Guitar and Drum extravaganzas, throw in some Rock and Boogie, and you’ve got  ..The Sticklebacks!

Gecko – played in 2017

Gecko are a song trio made up of Rosalie: accordion, keyboard and vocals, Norman : lead guitar and Roger : rhythm guitar.

They have a diverse and eclectic repertoire of material including French Chanson, Bossa Nova, Swing and Country, playing songs by Steely Dan, Jim Croce, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits and The Beatles among many others.

Wandle Ceilidh Band – played in 2017

The word Ceilidh (kay-lee) is descended from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’…

However, these days when people think of a Ceilidh, they think of a fun filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company!