The traditional folk club is dying out. Fire In Your Heart is a new monthly folk night for Leicester, bringing together elements of the old and new to both celebrate and renovate the time-honoured tradition of gathering together to share stories through songs.
Writer, music maker and broadcaster Chris T-T is one of the UK’s most consistently praised underground artists. Active since 1997, Chris has made ten solo albums, including a trilogy about London: The 253 (2001), London Is Sinking (2003) and Capital (2008); influential political protest record 9 Red Songs (2005) and most recently – 10 years on – similarly radical follow-up, 9 Green Songs (2016).
Chris has clocked up more than 2,200 live shows. In 2017 he marked 20 years with a double-album Best Of collection and announced that he was giving up Chris T-T music. His final concerts take place on 2nd and 3rd December in London.
Chris has written for Dark Mountain, Louder Than War, ecnmy.org, NME and New Public Thinkers and for four years wrote a weekly column on the arts for The Morning Star. He has been artist-in-residence with organisations including The National Trust, The Royal Pavilion & Museums, Leeds Beckett University and Arts Residency Thailand. Most recently, through summer 2016 he was the inaugural National Trust Creative Fellow at The Workhouse, Southwell.
Chris has spoken at TEDx Brighton, Louder Than Words (Manchester), Great Escape Convention, War Of Words (Norwich), SOAS, Boring Conference (London), How The Light Gets In (Hay), Brighton Digital Festival, Interrogate! (Dartington Hall), AIM Music Connect, Leeds Uni, Falmouth Uni, Middlesex Uni and others.
Chris also presents and produces weekly late-night folk music radio show Midnight Campfire broadcast Tuesday nights on Juice 107.2 (FM / DAB in Sussex, UK) and archived online at TotallyRadio.com (worldwide).