After multiple sell out shows in Ireland, Soundings: Holy Trinity! makes its London debut and comes to the National Trust’s historic Sutton House in Hackney for three evenings of story and song with special guests including Sharon Horgan, David Arnold, Hudson Taylor, Gabrielle Aplin, Olivia Chaney & Sir John Tusa.
Good storytelling is all about light and dark. In this live show-come-podcast, broadcaster Dylan Haskins and acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan are joined by a different Holy Trinity of guests each night who will share their three stories to inspire, to alarm and to humour. Each section is bridged with live performance of songs on those same themes from our musical guest. Soundings Holy Trinity is a show for the curious, the serious and the hilarious.
Our day by day line up at Sutton House is:
FRIDAY 24th APRIL *SOLD OUT*
♫ Gabrielle Aplin & ♫ Hudson Taylor:
British singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin initially developed a massive online following with videos of her performances. Her debut album English Rain was released on Parlophone in 2013 and went Gold, peaking at #2 on the UK album chart , while her cover of The Power of Love was a #1 single in December 2012 after sound-tracking the iconic John Lewis Christmas ad.
Harry & Alfie Hudson-Taylor are brothers who honed their brand of captivating folk-pop songs busking relentlessly on the streets of Dublin and built up a loyal following internationally with online videos of their live performances. Their releases have sold over 60,000 copies to date and they’ve just released their debut album Singing For Strangers on Polydor.
Sharon Horgan: Award-winning actress, writer and comedian who has just landed a new sitcom with HBO called Divorce, which Horgan will write and co-star in alongside Sarah Jessica Parker. Earlier this year, with American comedian Rob Delaney, she co-wrote and starred in Channel 4’s acclaimed new sitcom Catastrophe. With BAFTA nominations and British Comedy Awards for her previous series Pulling, it looks like 2015 is the year Sharon Horgan takes it to the next level.
Giles Duley: A documentary photographer and photojournalist focusing on the humanitarian effect of war. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide in many respected publications including Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, The Observer and New Statesman. In 2010 he was nominated for an Amnesty International Media Award and was a winner at the Prix de Paris in 2010 & 2012.
Andrea Oliver: Owner of Sugarshack restaurant in Hackney, former member of 80’s post punk band Rip Rig & Panic and presenter of countless shows over the years for BBC and Channel 4 including co presents with Neneh Cherry and Ice-T!
SATURDAY 25th APRIL *SOLD OUT*
♫ David Arnold: English film composer best known for scoring five James Bond Films as well as TV series Little Britain and Sherlock. David was Musical Director of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in London.
Suzanne McManus: A TV and radio executive, specialising in entertainment and comedy programmes. Her role as Commissioning Editor for BBC Entertainment Commissioning meant she’s had broadcast responsibility for shows such as Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, The Graham Norton Show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, The BAFTAs, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Comic Relief and many others.
Katy Dawe: In 2008, after an unprovoked stabbing in Shoreditch left her Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design classmate Oliver Helmsley in a wheelchair, Katy set up Art Against Knives charity. Seven years on Art Against Knives works with at-risk young people living in areas of London affected by knife crime and facilitates creative opportunities to help them secure employment, education or training.
Peter Curran: Peter is a radio and TV broadcaster with a host of Radio 4 credits, including a long stint presenting Loose Ends. He has written, presented and produced many arts and culture programmes for TV and radio including BBC Two, Channel 4 and Discovery. In 2014 he co-wrote Bunk Bed for BBC Radio 4, a series of late night conversations recorded …in a bunk bed.
SUNDAY 26th APRIL *SOLD OUT*
♫ Olivia Chaney: English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who releases her album debut The Longest River on Nonesuch Records this May. The New York Times say “Chaney is thoroughly grounded in the past, from medieval music to [Joni] Mitchell. But in her quiet way, she’s radical” while the Observer calls the album “an enchanting, stately creation.”
Sir John Tusa: Ran the Barbican Centre for 11 years (1995 – 2007), was Managing Director of BBC World Service (1986 – 92), Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme (2009 – 14) as well as presenting BBC’s Newsnight and a BBC Radio 3 interview series. He has also written lots of books on the arts – most recently ‘Pain in the Arts’.
Mae Martin: Canadian comedian who finds her punch lines in thoroughly unlikely places – combining wickedly astute social observation with nostalgic references to her pseudo-anguished adolescence. Mae is a naturally charismatic young storyteller, with writing credits for BBC Radio 4 and appearances on BBC Three.
Sarah Greene: Irish actress with a rake of theatre, film and tv credits. For her role as Slippy Helen in Michael Grandage’s West End and Broadway production of the The Cripple of Inismaan, she received nominations for both Olivier and Tony Awards and won the 2014 World Theater Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut. Sarah is currently shooting in Penny Dreadful and recently appeared in the title role of Christina Noble in Stephen Bradley’s feature film Noble, about the children’s rights campaigner.
Doors to the venue will open an hour before showtime so you can grab a glass of wine and explore Sutton House. It was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, Principal Secretary of State to Henry VIII and a protege of Thomas Cromwell. It’s the oldest residential building in Hackney. Since its Tudor origins Sutton House has been home to a succession of merchants, sea captains, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy.
For our London debut we’ve made some new friends and partnered with Time Out London and the National Trust, two incredibly well respected organisations who we’re very excited to work with.
Showtimes are different each night:
Friday 24th April – doors 7pm for 8pm show
Saturday 25th April – doors 6pm for 7pm show
Sunday 26th April – doors 5pm for 6pm show
The bar will stay open until 10pm after each show should you be seeking revelry and merriment.
Tickets priced £15 are available now via Time Out here *SOLD OUT*
Praise for Soundings
“In the exquisitely beautiful City Assembly House on South William Street, breathy songstress Lisa Hannigan and the ever-so endearing Dylan Haskins held a special recording of ‘Soundings’. Their three guests kept the audience entertained with humorous ancedotes …As if that wasn’t enough entertainment, Lisa Hannigan plucked away at her guitar and sang sultry soundings of her own throughout.”
Irish Independent – Kirsty Blake Knox – 4th January 2015
“This new cultural magazine series manages the rare feat of being confident, erudite and varied without disappearing in a haze of its own pretensions. Presented by Dylan Haskins and Lisa Hannigan – a pair of erudite, witty London–based Dubliners”
The Telegraph – Pete Naughton – October 2013
“Two recent Irish immigrants to London, broadcaster Dylan Haskins and singer Lisa Hannigan have joined forces on a Dermot Leary produced culture podcast. The pair discuss with a buoyant camaraderie that is infectious and endlessly listenable.”
Irish Independent – Niall Byrne – 7th February 2014
“Soundings is a new culture podcast hosted by broadcaster Dylan Haskins and singer-songwriter and presenter Lisa Hannigan. It’s lively, informed arts and culture chat with a fresh, unpretentious feel.”
Metro UK – Rahul Verma – 12 February 2014