Daylight Music at The Union Chapel – March Programme + New Video of 200th Edition

March 6, 2016



Daylight Music are proud to unveil a wonderfully woven video capturing their 200th Edition on 26th September 2015 directed by Geoff Wilson. Watch to get the unique Daylight Music experience, featuring outstanding performances from Louis Barabbas, French for Rabbits andEx-Easter Island Head.

Coming in up March:
DM 219 March 12: King Capisce, Jam Tarts Choir + Grace Lightman
DM 220 March 19: Arctic Circle’s 10th Birthday with Benni Hemm Hemm , The Second Hand Marching Band + Jilk
DM 221 March 26: Piano Day: solo piano sets from Ivan Ilić, Haiku Salut, Poppy Ackroyd, Gavin Greenaway and Angus MacRae*****************

A lazy Saturday afternoon with music, tea and cake

The new season runs every Saturday from January 16 until March 26, at the Union Chapel from midday.
Entrance is free (£5 donation suggested)

The most magical concerts in London ease you into the weekend with live music, bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea. Enjoy three excellent bands each Saturday lunchtime in a fabulous setting; the Union Chapel is frequently voted one of London’s best music venues with its outstanding Gothic architecture and superb acoustics. Daylight Music has been building a loyal following over the past 6 years, thanks to its friendly, inclusive atmosphere, and its eclectic programme of intriguing and inspiring musicians.

March 12
King Capisce, Jam Tarts Choir + Grace Lightman
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King Capisce is a five piece from Sheffield have been moving from strength to strength in recent years, gathering praise from The Guardian and Drowned in Sound. Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music, claims they’re “an exciting cross-genre talent, fusing jazz with other influences to create a sound that is unmistakably their own”. | watch?v=up1BjjeMfiU

Brighton 60-piece indie choir Jam Tarts Choir‘s current set includes barnstorming interpretations of songs by artists as diverse as The Cure, Goldfrapp, Arcade Fire,and Lambchop. | watch?v=7pAcA7bVoMI

There’s something timeless about Grace Lightman. Maybe it’s that honeyed voice that ever so gently tugs at your heartstrings. Perhaps it’s those careful and considered nods to the iconic moments, faces and places of musical history. | watch?v=Jzy9XwuKDWs


March 19
“Arctic Circle 10th Anniversary Special”: Benni Hemm Hemm , The Second Hand Marching Band + Jilk

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This is the first of many epic celebrations for Arctic Circle’s 10th Anniversary; Benni Hemm Hemm are even coming all the way from Iceland to join the party! An afternoon of collaboration and joy, as they perform pieces from their recent album made with Glasgow’s The Second Hand Marching Band.Sprawling anywhere between 15 and 22 people, The Second Hand Marching Band aim to create something that can’t be created by four of five people – a mixture of cacophony and beauty, dancing and stillness.

http:// www.thesecondhandmarchingba | | watch?v=mWm-01c1iFQ

Jilk fuses a bewildering collage of home-found sounds with the ambient soundscapes of washy synths, insect-like clicks & cuts, and huge gorgeous waves of all encompassing experimental noise. | watch?v=xgrFzsStuS

March 26
Piano Day

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Daylight Music is delighted to join in the celebrations for this year’s Piano Day; Piano Day is an official body created in 2015 by Berlin-based composer Nils Frahm and his closest friends to house various exciting, piano-related projects and for everyone to participate in. With a number of pianos being thrown away every year, Nils hopes to inject some passion and love back into this age-old instrument. More information:

Watch out for plenty of piano highlights and delights, including lots of artists playing on a baby grand on the Union Chapel stage.

Solo piano sets from Ivan Ilić, Haiku Salut, Poppy Ackroyd, Gavin Greenaway and Angus MacRae.

The event is kindly supported by UK publishers Manners McDade.


Daylight Music is for everyone, from babies through to grandparents. It’s very family friendly, with a buggy park and a drawing area for anyone – regardless of age – to enjoy expressing themselves. It’s the perfect place to introduce kids to live music, and you’ll often see toddlers boogying in the aisles.

Another gem is Daylight Music’s setting. The Union Chapel is an award-winning venue, frequently voted as one of London’s best loved places, with stunning architecture and superb sound. Cosy into a pew with a cup of tea, and grab a bacon roll, slice of quiche or homemade cake from the café; it’s run by the Margins Project so you’ll be supporting their valuable work helping the homeless while you enjoy your lunch.

The attention to detail is one of the things that makes Daylight so special, and even the intervals sound great. Perhaps you’ll hear a talented organist playing something out of the ordinary on the Chapel’s historic Henry Willis organ, which was built in 1877, or maybe there’ll be cinematic soundscapes on the piano, or a rising star of the music scene improvising something lovely on the guitar.

Daylight Music brings together amazing music, a magical, friendly atmosphere and handmade treats in one of London’s finest venues; it all adds up to the perfect way to spend a Saturday lunchtime.

Daylight Music takes place at the Union Chapel, Islington, from Midday.


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