This weekend (7th June) the Daylight festival brings the delightful musical talents of Miranda Quammie to the Union Chapel, taking to the stage at 12pm her musical sensibilities veer from territories of beautiful gentility to songs with a slight air of darkness about them (have a listen to all the songs on her myspace page for good examples of what I mean, they are all quality). There’s a wonderful clarity to her music both in terms of vocal ability and songwriting skill. Definitely worth getting an early seat for this one. There’s little wonder that Miranda has been nominated in the IndyAwards for her live performances. Excellent stuff.

Following Miranda at 1pm will be a performance from Sam Beer, a lyrical storyteller with an eye for great detail in his songs (have a listen to ‘More Than a Stitch Or Two’ on his myspace and you’ll see what I mean). There’s a musical earthiness to his material which compliments his timeless vocal style. In recent times I’ve come to think of the acts that Daylight provides as having some distinctly therapeutic musical qualities. This weekend should be no exception.

As always the event is free, so tell your friends and nip along for a better start to your weekend.