Folk Music Retreat with Laurel Swift
April 8th – 10th 2016
Just a few places left on this amazingly good workshop with fiddler/composer/dancer Laurel Swift. Fabulous teaching, playing and walking (and food!) in an unspoilt Lincolnshire village – the kind of weekend where you play your socks off and go home feeling as though you’ve had a week’s holiday.
Don’t forget your walking shoes as well as your instrument/s!
Full details and booking on Laurel’s website
TRIO GOYA: ‘THE HEART OF INVENTION’
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER, doors 5.30 for 6pm
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA.
Maggie Cole (fortepiano), Kati Debretzeni (violin), Sebastian Comberti (cello)
My all-time favourite non-traditional ‘band’.
‘Trio Goya play Classical chamber music on period instruments… a collective fascination with the new colours and narratives that these instruments suggest…’ says the website.
In fact, they are one of those dynamic, fluid bands/groups/ensembles who play out of intense mutual listening, so that you’re drawn right into the heart of the music. One of the things I love about them is that you can often hear the common-or-garden dance roots in their classical pieces – a touch of the street from a time when music was music, and not cordoned off into discrete disciplines.
Fantastic musicianship from three truly great players – and a real treat for Fiddletails fiddle-followers in violinist Kati Debretzeni’s magical playing.
A rare London performance – do go if you possibly can!