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Breabach, 27 October, 27 October, 7.30pm

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Breabach, 27 October, 27 October, 7.30pm

Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year’ at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards was the perfect way to round off an exciting year for Scottish contemporary-folk group Breabach. Now 2017 saw them nominated ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and they are back out on tour showcasing an increasingly mature sound and live performance, whilst simultaneously building their international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting bands. Breabach unite the talent of Calum MacCrimmon...

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Anna & Elizabeth, Wednesday 1 November, 8pm

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Anna & Elizabeth, Wednesday 1 November, 8pm

ELIZABETH LAPRELLE has pursued her interest in mountain ballads for over a decade. Since the release of her debut album at age 16, she’s been hailed as one of the most dedicated students of the traditional unaccompanied style of her generation. The student of master singer Ginny Hawker and National Heritage Fellow Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Henry Reed Award from the Library of Congress at age 16, and won the 2012 Mike Seeger Award at Folk Alliance International. She has released three solo ballad albums, and was called “the best young Appalachian ballad...

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Bella Hardy, 26 October, 7.30pm

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Bella Hardy, 26 October, 7.30pm

Bella Hardy found her first home in folk music through a childhood love for ballad books. A self-taught “fiddle singer”, she began performing at Cambridge and Sidmouth festivals from the age of 13 and eventually took a BA in English Literature and a Masters degree in Music. Her debut album Night Visiting, released ten years ago, established her reputation as a songwriter when her first original composition Three Black Feathers earned a BBC Folk Award nomination. Bella has since become a regular on radio and television, notably singing solo in a sold-out Albert Hall at the Proms. She’s...

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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

A concert of minimalism including CoMA commissions and ground-breaking classics Andrew Poppy: Playing the Pulse Dominic Murcott: MT Modulation Nevada Summerley: Ebullition Terry Riley: In C Michael Nyman: In C Interlude Steve Reich: Clapping Music Gregory Rose will conduct the ensemble. Paul and Karen Burnell will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions) on the door. CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. It has a national network of instrumental and vocal...

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FARA, Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm

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FARA, Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm

Fara brings together four musicians at the forefront of today’s Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price’s three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Having been friends since early childhood, the girls grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) with the three East Mainlanders of the band in fiddle group Hadhirgaan at Kirkwall Grammar School, and Kristan, a West Mainlander, in Jenny Keldie’s Shoramere at Stromness Academy. The four...

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(RE) CONSECREATION 13th and 14th October

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on (RE) CONSECREATION 13th and 14th October

(RE) CONSECREATION  13th and 14th October

  A creative consecration in celebration of the anniversary of st john on bethnal green RITUALS OF RHYTHM, THE CHOIR OF THE SEER, BREATHING SPACE, LEILA DEAR, MARK WAGNER 13/10 : 7-10pm Mark Wagner ‘s work and life are dedicated to mysticism. he will open proceedings with an organ piece composed specially for the (RE) CONSECRATION. The choir of the seer will present a composition for many voices, created as part of THE SEER, a fully-immersive and multimedial live installation, created in collaboration with Supersonic Festival and Arts Council England. www.theseer.co.uk Rituals of...

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