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  • Folk Made In The UK: Andrew Cronshaw and Tigran Aleksanyan

    16. Mai. 2010, 20:52

    Friday 10 September 2010
    KINGS PLACE FESTIVAL
    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
    www.kingsplace.co.uk

    RED ORANGE presents
    “Folk Made In The UK”


    For this series of Festival concerts, Red Orange audience and arts development have chosen three different approaches to folk music from the UK: interpretations of traditional English tunes and songs; happy, non-stop, danceable Gaelic folk/roots/world music; and new folk adventures based on international explorations.

    All three are rare London appearances. Opening the evening are acclaimed north Devon fiddle/viola duo Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. They are followed by the cheerful, high-energy, Newcastle-based Monster Ceilidh Band, on only its second performance in London. And closing the night is multi-instrumentalist and musical explorer Andrew Cronshaw, with the unforgettably poignant sound of Tigran Aleksanyan’s duduk.

    Friday | 10 September 2010 | 10pm
    Andrew Cronshaw and Tigran Aleksanyan
    £4.50 in advance. Book now here: http://bit.ly/9ZKmMu


    Andrew Cronshaw is one of only two artists ever to have been nominated in both the BBC Folk Awards and BBC Awards for World Music, for his last album Ochre. For this show he plays a deep-chiming electrified chord zither, marovantele (his unique hybrid of Finnish kantele and Madagascan marovany), the huge breathy Slovak flute fujara, the seductive Chinese ba-wu and more. His partnership with Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of his country’s exquisitely soft-toned reed instrument, the duduk, creates a mesmerising duo.

    “This man is an English original. He paints unusual sound pictures with the melodies we love and brings out totally unexpected aspects of them” The Folk Diary

    “In a just world, a man with the talents of Andrew Cronshaw would be a household name. Cronshaw is a musician/producer of rare quality. Don’t worry about categorising this album as folk, classical, world or any other kind of music – just file under Essential” Mel McClellan, BBC

    http://bit.ly/9ZKmMu
  • Folk Made In The UK: Monster Ceilidh Band

    16. Mai. 2010, 20:43

    Friday 10 September 2010
    KINGS PLACE FESTIVAL
    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
    www.kingsplace.co.uk

    RED ORANGE presents
    “Folk Made In The UK”


    For this series of Festival concerts, Red Orange audience and arts development have chosen three different approaches to folk music from the UK: interpretations of traditional English tunes and songs; happy, non-stop, danceable Gaelic folk/roots/world music; and new folk adventures based on international explorations.

    All three are rare London appearances. Opening the evening are acclaimed north Devon fiddle/viola duo Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. They are followed by the cheerful, high-energy, Newcastle-based Monster Ceilidh Band, on only its second performance in London. And closing the night is multi-instrumentalist and musical explorer Andrew Cronshaw, with the unforgettably poignant sound of Tigran Aleksanyan’s duduk.

    Friday | 10 September 2010 | 8.45pm
    Monster Ceilidh Band
    £4.50 in advance. Book now here: http://bit.ly/9ZSlqk


    This is a Ceilidh with a difference! Dance to outrageously foot-stomping tunes from a Newcastle-based four-piece who mix quirky tunes with beats and attitude. Elegant traditional playing and raucous rave-like rhythms are guaranteed to ignite the dance floor – this band entertains and electrifies everywhere it plays.

    “This performance brings a new breed of Ceilidh dancing to generations new and old all over the world” (Kings Place Festival)

    “Get entertained, energised and electrified with the Monster Ceilidh Band and their outrageously funky grooves that mix elegant traditional playing with raucous rave-like rhythms” (Kings Place Festival)

    “European Folk instrumentalists of the year” (The Acoustic Festival of Britain)

    “The brilliant and exhilarating music of the Monster Ceilidh Band has its roots in tradition; but the combination of their talents has produced something innovative, contemporary, fresh and dynamic” (Grassington Festival)

    Monster Ceilidh Band were nominated for best instrumental album of 2009 by Spiral Earth

    Monster Ceilidh Band received Time Out Magazine’s ‘Critics’ Choice’ for their concert at Kings Place on 7th November 2009, as part of the London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM)

    Monster Ceilidh Band were included in the British Music at WOMEX 2009 official CD, organised by the Arts Council England, Association of Independent Music and UK Trade & Investment

    “One of the best folk dance crossovers yet to be put on the market” (Jonathon Muirhead, www.whatismusic.com)

    “An energetic first album from Monster Ceilidh Band, a talented four piece from the Borders… Combining traditional and very good modern tunes the album crackles along very merrily indeed” (Martin Pain, Bright Young Folk)

    “The coolest ceilidh band around” (Kathryn Tickell)

    “A Godzilla of a band with talent as deep as loch ness!” (Jez Lowe)

    “The Monsters really stepped up the energy when they played the National Forest Folk Festival with two outrageously foot stomping sets. The hit of the whole festival without a shadow of a doubt” (Mike Scott – National Forest Folk Festival)

    “Outrageously foot stomping sounds” (Off the Tracks Festival)

    “An album of twists and turns and infectious charm, anarchic ceilidh for a riotous generation” (Aidan O’Rourke, LAU)

    “So grab your dancing shoes (and glowsticks) and look out for the next monster ceilidh near you” (Emily Portman, fRoots)

    http://bit.ly/9ZSlqk
  • Folk Made In The UK: Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll

    16. Mai. 2010, 18:49

    Friday 10 September 2010
    KINGS PLACE FESTIVAL
    Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
    www.kingsplace.co.uk

    RED ORANGE presents
    “Folk Made In The UK”


    For this series of Festival concerts, Red Orange audience and arts development have chosen three different approaches to folk music from the UK: interpretations of traditional English tunes and songs; happy, non-stop, danceable Gaelic folk/roots/world music; and new folk adventures based on international explorations.

    All three are rare London appearances. Opening the evening are acclaimed north Devon fiddle/viola duo Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. They are followed by the cheerful, high-energy, Newcastle-based Monster Ceilidh Band, on only its second performance in London. And closing the night is multi-instrumentalist and musical explorer Andrew Cronshaw, with the unforgettably poignant sound of Tigran Aleksanyan’s duduk.

    Friday | 10 September 2010 | 7.30pm
    Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll
    £4.50 in advance. Book now here: http://bit.ly/agjq39


    Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll are highly respected musicians and composers. They first collaborated as a fiddle duo on a busking trip around Spain and Portugal. Since then, they have made a strong impact on the British folk scene and received national and international acclaim.

    Their passion for English traditional music and the violin has led to the development of their unique style. Becki’s melodic, emotive violin and viola blend with Nick’s driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals to create a rich, captivating sound.

    Nick has lived in North Devon for as long as he can remember! He plays fiddle, guitar, bass and just about anything with strings on. After training with Wren Music as a community musician, Nick began to explore the traditional fiddle-music of the area, particularly the tunes of William Andrew of Dartmoor. He now works for Wren part-time and plays for musicians like Jim Moray, Jackie Oates and Lauren McCormick. Nick writes many of the arrangements for the duo and is usually found happily chugging away on the chords.

    Becki started playing folk and traditional music in her home town of Bridport with ceilidh band Sundance and went on to study community music in Liverpool. Since moving back to the South West she has been working for Wren Music, running music workshops throughout Devon. She composes many of the new tunes for the duo, drawing on her interest and knowledge of traditional English and Western European music for inspiration. Her other work includes playing with The Angel Brothers, accompanying Mick Groves from the Spinners and playing fiddle for a Country and Western show at Butlins, Minehead!

    “Lovely, inventive playing” fRoots
    “Passionate musicality and distinctive presence” The Living Tradition
    “A superb advert for English music” The Folk Mag

    http://bit.ly/agjq39
  • A Moving Sound (from Taiwan) UK premiere

    14. Mai. 2010, 21:01

    A Moving Sound

    To celebrate Red Orange’s 1st Anniversary, A Moving Sound (from Taiwan) will be playing their UK premiere concert at Rich Mix, with support from the Taiwan Embassy in London

    Tuesday 1st June, 8pm
    Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
    £8 adv / £11 door

    Traditional Taiwanese, Chinese and neighbouring Asian music forms are fused in new original song compositions. Instruments such as the Chinese erhu, the zhong ruan, an assortment of western instruments, and the transcendent vocals and dance of lead singer Mia Hsieh, transport listeners on a journey that Global Rhythm magazine describes as “delicately balanced between many worlds – an entryway to Eastern music and artful expression of the human condition”.

    A Moving Sound has attracted international attention for opening doors to the under explored territory that is Pan-Asian music. The group is intensely passionate about how it presents the use of traditional instruments in its contemporary sound. Their approach is to be holistic – combining art, spirituality, social awareness, and a universal love of humanity play key roles in the creative process.

    “One of the few groups offering truly creative music from Asia” Marco Werman, BBC Public Radio International

    “Mia Hsieh is a great, young woman singer putting a new spin on old traditions with her group A Moving Sound” Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3

    “One of the most original outfits working in the world music arena today” Tom Pryor, National Geographic World Music

    To book for this event, call the Rich Mix Box Office on 020 7613 7498 or go to http://bit.ly/cQPxaF
  • LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music

    26. Jun. 2009, 15:04

    LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music is a festival of inspired and boundary-expanding music explorations. Where else can you see UK minimalist avant chamber pop; Inuk snow songs, ice folk and throat singing from Canadian and Greenland Eskimos; old and new world music touching approaches from Ireland, Turkey, Iraq and China; the newest exotic electro Latin sounds from Brazil; Yiddish, Sephardic, old Klezmer and more from Israel, Serbia and Poland; and exquisite organic electronica from Japan? Plus a five-star audiovisual programme, all UK premieres, by award-winning artists?

    This is definitely not your traditional jazz or world music festival. At LIFEM you will be surprised, excited, find out about music you have not seen and heard before.

    LIFEM: Life with Music is so much more exciting!

    www.LIFEM.org.uk

    What:LIFEM: London International Festival of Exploratory Music
    When:04-07 November 2009
    Where:London, UK

    Concerts by:
    Jenni Roditi (UK), Andrew Poppy (UK), Nive Nielsen (Greenland), Tanya Tagaq (Canada), Lorcán Mac Mathúna (Ireland), Tri a Tolia (Turkey, Iraq, Belgium), Lonely China Day (China), Mabrouk Band (Israel), Shira U’tfila (Serbia), Cukunft (Poland), Coletivo Rádio Cipó (Brazil), Madame Mim (Brazil), Da Cruz (Brazil), Midori Hirano (Japan), Oorutaichi (Japan), DJ Scotch Egg (Japan)

    Videos by:
    Maile Colbert (USA), Thomas Köner (Germany), Johnny Dekam (USA), Ran Slavin (Israel), João Vasco Paiva (Portugal), Yann Novak (USA), Wyndel Hunt/Thom Heileson (USA), Longina (Spain), Gintas K (Lithuania), @c (Portugal), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Random Industries (Poland), Jörg Piringer (Austria), Pedro Tudela (Portugal), Tilia (Germany), General Magic (Austria), Cáncer (Chile), Ok.Suitcase (Portugal), Pal (Portugal), Ran Slavin (Israel), Christine Fowler (Portugal), Heimir Björgúlfsson (Iceland), Jonas Ohlsson (Sweden), Pimmon (Australia), Paulo Raposo (Portugal), Autodigest (Portugal), Pita (UK), Lawrence English (Australia), Heitor Alvelos (Portugal), Stephan Mathieu (Germany), o.blaat (Japan), Vitor Joaquim (Portugal), The Beautiful Schizophonic (Portugal), Pawel Grabowski (Poland), Pure (Austria), Steinbrüchel (Switzerland), Freiband (Netherlands), Antmanuv (Portugal), Pablo Reche (Argentina), Durán Vázquez (Spain), James Eck Rippie (USA), Nick Dan (Australia), Sumugan Sivanesan (Australia), Miguel Carvalhais (Portugal), John Hudak (USA), Boca Raton (Netherlands), Luis Marte (Argentina), Ákos Garai (Hungary), Frank Bretschneider (Germany), Alan Callander (USA), Chris Carter (UK) + Cosey Fanni Tutti (UK), Sue Costabile (USA), Evelina Domnitch (Belarus) + Dmitry Gelfand (Russia), Mark Fell (UK) + Ernest Edmonds (Australia), Tina Frank (Austria) + General Magic (Austria), Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan), Steve Roden (USA), Sawako (Japan), Bas Van Koolwijk (Netherlands)

    + info:www.lifem.org.uk
  • New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments: Max Eastley, Victor Gama, Rafael Toral,…

    26. Jun. 2009, 14:59

    RED ORANGE presents
    four unique solos under the theme
    “New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments”

    05 Sep 09, 19h30
    Max Eastley [UK]
    Sound sculptor and painter, music instrument maker, kinetic sound sculptures.
    £4.50 in advance. Book here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/kings-place-festival-2009/red-orange-new-and-rediscovered-musical-instruments-max-eastley

    05 Sep 09, 20h45
    Victor Gama [Angola/Portugal]
    Composer, performer and designer of innovative musical instruments.
    £4.50 in advance. Book here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/kings-place-festival-2009/red-orange-new-and-rediscovered-musical-instruments-victor-gama

    05 Sep 09, 22h00
    Rafael Toral [Portugal]
    Post-Free Jazz Electronic Music.
    £4.50 in advance. Book here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/kings-place-festival-2009/red-orange-new-and-rediscovered-musical-instruments-rafael-toral

    05 Sep 09, 23h15
    Z'EV [USA/UK]
    An American Text Sound artist who began recording in the late 60's in a handful of psych-out projects. By the late 70s, he began to explore the "spatial poetics" of the polyrhythmic clamor he had established with his hand-built percussive instruments.
    £4.50 in advance. Book here: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/kings-place-festival-2009/red-orange-new-and-rediscovered-musical-instruments-zev

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

    Miguel Santos
    RED ORANGE: International, Innovative, Inspiring
    Email: info@redorange.org.uk
    Web: www.redorange.org.uk | www.myspace.com/redorangeuk
    Skype: aredorange

    Follow us on Twitter @aredorange
  • Bakirinosu live in London [UK premiere]: 21 April 2009, 8pm

    15. Apr. 2009, 17:06

    If you happen to be in London next Tuesday, 21st April, I recommend the UK premiere of BAKIRINOSU, a female acapella duo from Osaka, Japan.

    Fed by diverse influences, the twin voices of Bakirinosu have their roots in popular Japanese music and travel, a cappella, along melodic lines that evoke both European folklore and the sound of unknown threnody, from further away. Part of Osaka’s art scene, Ras and Gaki collaborated on rock projects before testing out a more daring formula based on song. Bakirinosu is a young group, whose candour is captivating and whose voices are beautifully simple, spontaneous and tranquil, oscillating between ethnic breathlessness and poetic nursery rhymes.

    BAKIRINOSU live at CAFE OTO, London
    Tuesday 21 April 2009, 20h00
    18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL, www.cafeoto.co.uk

    Book now at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/45498
    £8 in advance, £10 at the door