Interviewed by Ben Salfield
with support from Men Are Singing
Start the New Year with a rambunctious and soulful musical experience brought to you by The Rat Affair; a band of musicians, theatre makers and visual artists.
Shifting between sensationally boisterous Eastern European folk and sparse reflective piano works, join The Rat Affair and their unique sound as it enraptures the listener like a rallying call.
“That’s what being in love sounds like – dramatic and blistering and gorgeous”
Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing
With support from Men Are Singing, a Cornish, all-inclusive, cross-generational male voice choir. Singing songs by Ivor Cuttler, Björk, Talking Heads and some of their own.
It’s the perfect night to shake those New Year’s blues!
A superb mix of jazz, folk and celtic crossover music – taking the audience on a bewitching journey full of melodic grace and inventiveness The line-up features award-winning songwriters Pippa Marland and Rob King and London jazz piano legend Geoff Castle, inspirational Irish guitarist and vocalist Paul Bradley and virtuoso fiddle player Gina Griffin.
‘Glorious… gorgeously haunting’ – Time Out (London ‘Celtic jazz which mesmerises and bewitches’ – Irish Times
Tickets £11, £10Book Online carmina.co.uk
The Third International Tolmen Guitar Festival will run for three full days October 14th 15th and 16th 2011. There will be 5 major recitals/concerts covering Classical, Jazz, World Music, Flamenco, Early Music and many more other events, workshops, masterclasses and even film. The Festival will cut across genres – headline acts vary from Martin Carthy – one of folk music’s greatest innovators – to Vladislav Blaha the Czech classical maestro – to the amazing 6 piece TG Collective who play mixed jazz, gypsy and flamenco – to a Polish Guitar ensemble who will bring a string quartet to play with them!
Check out the 2011 Guitar Festival Website for more details.
A glorious combination of gypsy hotclub, flamenco, jazz and contemporary classical influences underpin this superb ensemble.
The group is centred around the two acoustic guitars of Jamie and Sam,and includes double bass, cajon and trumpet and violin players. “All the strumming and picking and rhythms of gypsy, contemporary, flamenco jazz with a beautiful Bach arrangement thrown in for good measure.”…..Birmingham Post
In association with Carn to Cove
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4