Chris Conway ‘Songs of Love, Peace & Outer Space’ – Castle Picnic Concerts

Oakham Castle, Castle Grounds, Market Place, Oakham, LE15 6DR
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    Songs of Love, Peace & Outer Space

    Chris Conway is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist blending US West Coast styles with Celtic music and jazz. Think David Crosby on a journey taking in Ireland, a jazz club, and Outer Space. Magical one moment and funny the next.

    His space songs are a regular feature and are often where the humour lies. His “Alien Jellyfish Song” has been covered by bands in the USA and Canada. He has promised to bring his theremin – the first ever electronic instrument that was used in science fiction movie scores of the 50s. “Christo” has released his 12th songs album “We’re All Astronauts” and he has played with Peter Tork of The Monkees, members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention, and has opened for Jefferson Starship, Richie Havens, Roy Wood, and Bob Geldof.

    Chris Conway

    Chris Conway is difficult to sum up in a few paragraphs as he is active in so many genres of music – singer-songwriter, new age, jazz, Celtic, world music, and electronic. This genre hopping makes him a moving target as an artist and keeps him below many people’s radar, but there is a growing crowd of those in the know who enjoy the relentless creative flow of his music.

    He has worked with a very diverse set of top musicians – he’s played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention and toured with Peter Tork (Monkees). He’s also played with composer Gavin Bryars, tabla man Talvin Singh, violin virtuoso Dr L Subramanium, and UK folk singer Martin Carthy. Brazilian jazz diva Ithamara Koorax and UK folk artist Vikki Clayton and Irish singer Bridget McMahon have all recorded his songs.

    Chris Conway is a true multi-instrumental wizard – playing piano, keyboards, 9string acoustic & electric guitars, low, tin & twin whistles, live electronics, kalimba, theremin, zither, and vocals.

    Chris Conway has a prolific recorded output, releasing over 100 CDs under his own name or with his bands. His music has been heard on UK National TV, Radio, and film. He has sold over 75,000 CDs worldwide.

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    Castle Picnic Concerts 2020

    The Castle Picnic Concerts are a new series of short and relaxed concerts taking place inside Oakham Castle from 6.30pm to 7.30pm preceded by a family picnic in the castle grounds from 5.00pm.

    Food and Drink available for purchase. Picnic attendance FREE.

    5.00pm to 6.15pm – Family picnic in Castle Grounds (food and drink available)
    6.30pm to 7.30pm – Concert in the Castle
    Picnic attendance FREE


    General Admission £7.50 to £7.50
    Under 16s (Floor seating) £2.00 to £2.00

    Opening Times

    • 5.00pm to 6.15pm – Family picnic in Castle Grounds (food and drink available)
    • 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Concert in the Castle
    • Picnic attendance FREE

    Date From: 22/07/2020

    Date To: 22/07/2020

    Wednesday5:00 pm7:30 pm

    Contact Details

    Tel (1): 01572 756386 (DG Music)

    Tel (2): 01572 757578 (Oakham Castle)

    Email: [email protected]


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