Union Chapel presents:

Daylight Music 332

Mara Simpson with Monumental Choir + Sound of Yell + Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres

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    Sat 7 March 2020

  • Doors open: 12:00

  • Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)

  • Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.

Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

A lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake

An event for all ages, produced by Arctic Circle

Mara Simpson is a British musician and storyteller, currently based in Brighton. She loves to draw together the sublime and ridiculous from our everyday life to create lucid, silky soundscapes and narrate stories full of transcendence and beauty. Among her most recent collaborations are musicians Poppy Ackroyd and Jools Owen, as well as visual artists and choirs.


Glasgow-based Sound of Yell is an all-acoustic collective of fingerstyle guitar, idiosyncratic strings, and restless woodwind. Lissom and otherworldly, they mould all-new shapes and textures fusing folk, classical, free jazz, and avant-garde impulses to extraordinary effect. “Wonderfully eccentric acoustic music, composed and performed by Stevie Jones with a supporting cast of Glasgow’s alternative music luminaries. Absorbing, original and moving.” (fROOTS) The band features members of Arab Strap, El Hombre Trajeado, and Alasdair Roberts and Friends.

https://soundofyell.org | https://vimeo.com/126831478

Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres is a Bristol-based film composer and classical electronic artist. As a solo artist performing piano and live electronics, Alexandra’s passions lie in the duality between the classical and electronica worlds, as well as the moving picture and her piano. Her music has been described by The White Room Magazine as “majestic, at times monumental… the force and vastness of nature”. Her most recent film work includes BAFTA-nominated Douglas King’s new dark comedy Do No Harm. She will release her album 2 Years Stranger in 2020.


Times & Useful Information

Daylight Music runs from 12noon to 2pm.

Margins Cafe is open throughout serving a range of homemade cakes, quiches and hot drinks.

There’s no need to book in advance for Daylight Music, just come along on the day.

Our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved but if you have any specific access requirements please do get in touch.

There’s lots more useful information in the Visiting section of our website.

Ticket Information

Pay-What-You-Can on the door (suggested ticket price £5)

All ages welcome

All of the money from your ticket goes to the running costs of the event and expenses of bringing these bands, from all over the country, to the venue. We couldn’t run these events without your generosity – it makes the whole thing possible, so thank you!

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