Union Chapel presents:

Daylight Music 329

Shida Shahabi + Mandel + Sam Brookes

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    Sat 8 February 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

Stockholm-based Shida Shahabi has drawn widespread acclaim with her stunning debut album Homes (2018) and EP Shifts (2019) on 130701 records. Meshing a strong melodic sensibility with an intimate and deeply atmospheric exploration of space and time, Shida astounds for ‘summoning music from the very bowels of the piano’ (Mojo) and ‘delivering a masterclass in simplicity… allowing each note the space and time to become truly affecting.’ (Future Music)


Mandel is a creative partnership between award-winning composer Emily Hall (Bedroom Community) and violinist, viola player, and singer Misha Law. Drawn together by a common aesthetic and a love of musical practice as mindful free improvisation, their process is to improvise – record – refine – perform.


Inspired at sixteen by the folk revivalists of the 60s to begin writing and performing while training as a gilder in his late father’s workshop, Sam Brookes has since come a long way. His sophomore album, Kairos, was named by The Independent as one of the stand-out records of the year. Reminiscent of Tim Buckley, Brookes ‘excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear-as-a-bell singing voice’ (The Sunday Times). Sought out as a vocalist and collaborator for his warm, assured voice, Brookes has worked with a long list of artists, including Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose, Newton Faulkner, and Basement Jaxx.


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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