A fantastic triple-bill:
The Old Dance School
Birmingham’s cinematic septet unleash their duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, wind and vocal harmonies and earth shattering grooves in a genre busting live show that’s leaving audiences breathless. The seven members of The Old Dance School may seem fresh faced, but don’t let them fool you, the diversity and scale of each one’s musical journey is quite remarkable. From international jazz festivals to European opera tours, film score commissions to classical recitals, green festivals to tattoo conventions, members of The Old Dance School have performed, recorded and toured with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Cerys Matthews, Graham Coxon, Zoe Rahman, Neil Yates, Jim Perrin and The Destroyers.
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
These BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award nominees combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. Since releasing their début album Shadows & Half Light in 2008, Gilmore and Roberts have been wowing audiences across the country with their unassumingly confident displays of instrumental technique. Their much-anticipated second album, Up From The Deep won them a Hancock Award for ‘Best Original Song’
Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads.The trio burst onto the scene with the release of the debut album, Weave and Spin last year, which received much critical acclaim and was declared an ‘Album of the Week’ by The Independent. They are one of the first UK groups to explore the tradition of diddling or tune singing, which has nearly died out in England, but is still prevalent in other parts of Europe. Whether singing unaccompanied, or with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle, be prepared to be enchanted by rich harmonies and sumptuous clashes.
£12* full or part-time students
- Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
* A £2.50 fee per transaction will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box office.blog comments powered by Disqus