Hailed on two continents as” infectious” and “the best of contemporary/traditional Celtic music” Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio, playing Irish, Acadian, French and original creations infused with modern and world rhythms. The band creates a fiery, contagious and unique sound which leaves audiences wanting more.
American Folk legend Peggy Seeger has written hundreds of songs, many now folk standards. Her partner Ewan Macoll’s song “The first time ever I saw your face” was inspired by her. She is a multi instrumentalist and a mesmeric performer. We are proud to present her at the Tolmen Centre.
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with one aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old. Graffiti Classics burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It’s a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fail to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.
Tickets £11/£10 (concessions) £5(children 16 and under)
Five gifted musicians, each representing one of the five string sections of the BSO. This engaging concert reflects a wonderful diversity from Vivaldi to Brahms, Mozart to Puccini and Handel to Scott Joplin.
This will be the third visit of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to the Tolmen Centre. The previous two produced performances of wonderful quality, first their Brass Section and last year the Wind Ensemble. To have the String Serenade (BSO Resonate Strings) is a perfect way to celebrate a ‘hat-trick’ of visits, and promises an unmissable prospect of top class musicianship
It is worth noting that the BSO themselves wished to return to the Tolmen Centre as a venue of choice – they love our performance space, our enthusiastic audience, and are appreciative of the way we welcome performers.
The planned programme is set out below, but there may be additions or changes – the BSO love to surprise their audiences!
In association with Carn to Cove
Tickets £10, £8
Accompanied children are free, to give an opportunity for the youngsters to see this fine group of musicians ‘live and in the flesh’ with a readily accessible mixed programme.