Last year we played Ferrara Buskers as one of the 300 street acts. We played over 5 days of the 10 day festival, and what a beautiful event this is. And this year, we get to do it all over again, but this time, as an INVITED ACT!!!!!!! We’ll be playing every day, in beautiful parts of the city, it’s one of our favourite festivals around. This is due to the nature of so much music and arts in the city, for an extended period of time, bringing joy to many.
With the festival running over 10 days, it’s clear to see the attraction. A Unesco heritage city, this festival attracts musicians from all across the world. With last year being its’ 30th year, of being active, this festival attracts huge crowds, the energy is truly unique. In the festivals’ own words : ‘The Ferrara Buskers Festival, with its 800.000 spectators, is the biggest event in the world dedicated to the art of the street. It was founded in 1988 with the aim of enhancing the role of street musicians and to get to know a city rich in history and charm – objectives which have been fully accomplished.’
Each year they have 20 invited artists, plus the 300 street acts. They also have a certain number of artists within the 20, from the invited city, and this year it is Dublin. And so…….we’re thrilled to say, that with last years’ first ever appearance in Italy, we did so well that they asked us back, but this year as one of the 20 invited acts!! We’ll be playing everyday within this 10 day festival, with all times and venues featured in the program. For all show times, and for more info, and for tickets, go to : http://www.ferrarabuskers.com
And here’s the exact dates for you, as for some of the days we’re in different towns :
16/08 – Mantova
17/08 – Comacchio
18/08 – Ferrara
19/08 – Ferrara
20/08 – Lugo
21-26/08 – Ferrara
Touring Australia full time these days, we’re now over in Europe for tour no.6, in as many years, releasing the new record, ‘Stilts on the Water’, alongside 2nd album, ‘Wide Awake I See The Storm’. We’re also bringing over new pre-release copies of record, ‘Where will we go to break free from the Crows’, a record that showcases and features new versions of older tunes, and some new ones.
With a run of festivals, gigs, markets, pop-up street shows, and a few other surprises along the way, we’ll be touring both solo shows and larger band gigs, through Holland, Italy, Ireland, UK, and further afield, with some extra appearances through Paris and Geneva, and more. Tailor Birds is live looping, foley art, music for the soul, world folk, music at its’ most raw. Telling tales of love, loss, hopes and dreams, we’ll be showcasing some newer tracks featured on our next album, album no. 3.
N.B. Keep checking back on both our website tour dates page, but also Bandsintown and our social media Facebook and Instragram for all pop up street shows, and additional gigs, as more gigs always seem to get added when we’re over.