KINGS PLACE FESTIVAL
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
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