Well, 2020 was a bit of a rollercoaster, wasn’t it. However, from the Triangle Music point of view, it had its up-sides. We became a support bubble and, as such, with not much to do but rehearse (and eat, and drink tea – so no change there!), we became a kind of go-to, ready-to-go band – and we weren’t complaining!
We also pushed the boat out and got ourselves a paid-up Zoom account, so that we could keep Folk at the Boat going through the bad times. It has been a delight to welcome friends and performers from places far from New Cut West, and we are wondering if, when normal service resumes, it will be possible to maintain the Zoom link so that we can share the live session with our more distant chums. Watch this space!
New songs got written. Ooh! New Songs!!
Now, the question arises: how do we get those songs out of our living rooms and into the wider world? Plans for another collaboration fell through at the last minute, so we felt that we were “all dressed up and nowhere to go” – but, hang on, we have a Zoom account … so, why not come and join us?
TRIANGLE NURTURES THE CROCUS OF HOPE
Sunday 21st March 2021 at 1500 hrs
A chance for YOU to be present as we celebrate the Spring Equinox with the launching and recording of THREE fabulous brand-new songs! You’ll need to take our word for that of course (and we are a bit biased) but we think you are really going to enjoy our new work. The gig is free at the point of entry, but we are asking for donations to FIND (Families in Need Ipswich). Please contact us for the Zoom link, either through Facebook or by e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, here we all are, locked down again (although we aren’t supposed to call it “Lockdown” we all know it is, really!) and live performance has come to a halt again.
But we did manage to get one gig in front of a live audience before everything crashed. Suzanne Hawkes at the wonderful Two Sisters Arts Centre valiantly stayed open all through the autumn and we had the privilege of performing there in October. That gig is now available on their YouTube channel for the not unreasonable cost to you of £5.00. Go on, you’ve got all that extra spare time …
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! ARE YOU GETTING BORED IN LOCKDOWN? DID YOU MISS THE LATEST HALLOWEEN GIG BY TRIANGLE MUSIC?
Well – its now available on You Tube – and you can access it for the very small sum of £5 – which will not only give you the pleasure of enjoying this fabulous concert – but also help support Two Sisters Arts Centre during this second period of lockdown
HOW DO ACCESS? email: email@example.com and you will be sent details of how to pay and then the link
Our gig at Two Sisters Arts Centre was the weekend before everything kind of went pear-shaped. Inspired by both the building – the former St Mary’s Church – and the events that were unfolding, Sophie wrote a new song. Mim then composed and arranged a tune and, locked down as we are, we decided that, yes, we could rehearse and put a performance together. By the miracle that is a couple of decent cameras, Dropbox and a video editing programme, ladies and gentlemen: this is “Sanctuary”
On Thursday 11th June at 1300 hrs, we are giving the Ipswich Arts Association lunchtime concert at Museum Street Methodist Church. So far, this has evaded postponement and cancellation, but we’ll keep you posted.
Our rescheduled Showcase at the Milkmaid Folk Club, Bury St Edmunds will, we hope, take place on Friday 21st August at 2000 hrs. Please keep an eye on the club’s website for updates.
… and it’s only three months old! There’s not much we can say in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, except that when it’s all over there will be gigs, and there will be new songs. It takes more than a world-wide crisis to keep Triangle down!
The good news is that our gig at the Two Sisters Arts Centre in Trimley did actually take place – slipping just under the wire before everything started to close down. We were enchanted to see our name on the posters and, as for the gig itself … what a fabulous acoustic! And the audience were wonderful. We hope to be back there in the future.
We are delighetd to announce not one, not two – but THREE upcoming gigs for you!
SATURDAY 15 JUNE: Folk at the Boat, at the Steamboat Tavern, 78 New Cut West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8HW. Our time slot yet to be announced – but do come for an afternoon and evening of folky fun! 12 noon onwards.
SUNDAY 30 JUNE: Triangle are proud to be in collaboration with Suffolk Poetry Soiciety at an afternoon of words and music at Walpole Old Chapel, near Halesworth, celebrating “Bridges and Crossings”. 3pm – 5pm.
SUNDAY 8 JULY: Ipswich Music Day. Triangle will be performing with their Trianon Music Group hat on during the afternoon. Time and place to be confirmed.
Triangle are excited to launch new repertoire – and old favourites – with a concert at St Andrew’s Rushmere, part of the St Andrew’s popular Sunday Concerts season. Come and listen in the beautiful surroundings of this historic church. We believe there will be cake afterwards!
Yes, we’ve been away for a while, but we haven’t been idle! We’ve been taking out to develop new music and exciting new directions. Don’t worry – we are still us! As I (Mim) write this, winter 2018-19 is leaving in a huff, slamming the door rudely as he goes. Not to be outdone, Spring, rude girl, is kicking the door with her crocus-embroidered Docs as she barges in. So, er, it’s March, and it’s a bit windy. After a year closeted with our new material, we dared to put our heads over the parapet on air with our great friend Roger Pettitt in his “Roots and Shoots” show on 107.5 (Monday evenings live, 7pm – 9pm). And now we are setting forth again. Join us at Rushmere St Andrew church, on Mothering Sunday (31st) from 3pm. It’s Triangle live and in concert!
Our dear friend Carys is on the cusp of completing her first solo album! It was always going to happen eventually, and eventually is NOW!!
We are thrilled to have been invited to participate in the launch party at the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on 27th April at 7.30. Tickets will set you back no more than a fiver – and worth at least twice that! Follow the link above …