Mae & The Midnight Fairground at Miss Peapod's Cafe, Penryn. Time 8pm. Tickets £6.
Mae Karthauser (of Mae & The Midnight Fairground fame) boasts a collection of vibrant and shadowy songs that tell vivid stories of wayward characters both human and animal.
Her rich and acrobatic voice is mingled together with the bounce of humming organ keys, the gentle slinky screams of clarinet and guitar and the sensuous swoops and slides of an old cello; and anecdotes are delivered with a distinctive twist of humour and come eccentrically woven.
The Midnight Fairground was born in 2009 concluding a degree at the late Dartington College of Arts: a multi-arts show weaving together song, dance, film and theatre. Since then Mae has performed extensively in UK, California, France, Austria, Belgium and Italy. Mae snatched "Best Busker in the Southwest" at the competition hosted by Born Hectic and won the stage at last years Glastonbury Festival.
"Black Horses", the latest album was released in March 2012 and features, along with Mae, on "Little Red Bus" a circus documentary by Sebastien Montaz Rossett released in June 2013. The new solo album is set for release in spring 2014.