Folk Weekend Oxford – Patrick Griffin, Anna Renae and Craig Joiner
Big Ginger Tom Music present three contemporary solo singer songwriters of varying styles in what will be a wonderful Sunday afternoon of music.
13:00-13:45 – PATRICK GRIFFIN – Blending influences from his most revered songwriters spanning genres such as folk, pop, jazz and soul, Patrick’s songs portray passion and emotion with memorable hooks and a story to tell.
Patrick has supported well known acts on the folk circuit such as Jacob & Drinkwater, Lady Maisery, Gerry Colvin and Gilmore and Roberts whilst also performing his own headline shows and a variety of festivals across the country.
“Beautiful songs, deep lyrics and catchy melodies” – BBC Music Introducing
14:00-14:45 – ANNA RENAE is a pop/folk singer-songwriter, weaving musical stories inspired by life’s complexities.
Her debut album ‘Skin’ was released in March 2020, and her follow-up EP ‘Speaking Her Mind’ was released in October 2021, which both feature songs written between the ages of 13-21, telling stories that encapsulate aspects of Anna’s teenage and early adult life.
Anna’s music has received glowing reviews and has attained radio play around the world, including multiple plays on BBC Introducing. She has a host of new material which she hopes to release soon.
Anna has appeared at the English Folk Expo, supported Ranagri, Plumhall , Joe Hicks and The People Versus, played at the Ragged Bear Festival and has secured a slot a Beardy Folk Festival in 2022.
“If Anna Renae isn’t a star one day I’ll know I should have retired long before now” – Folking.com
15:00-15:45 – CRAIG JOINER has been a professional musician for over 25 years, doing his first ever spot at the Cellar Folk Club in Old Hemel Hempstead when he was 16.
In recent years Craig has returned to the Folk Club scene gaining an impressive following and honing the songs for his debut solo album ‘Art Of Landing’.He has kept himself busy during the pandemic recording a second album due out later this year. He also did several shows during the pandemic supporting Kitty Macfarlane and The Magpies and has just won on the Great British Folk Festival Introducing Stage meaning he’ll be on the Main Stage at the next GBFF.
“Craig is a singer / songwriter and his personal based songs are very accessible, with all the foibles of life that we can relate to.” – Tony Birch – FATEA
You can buy ticket for each act individually for £7.50 or for the whole afternoon for £18.