A great welcome back to Portico Quartet, who wowed everyone with their sell out show last year. With their second album just released,we look forward to another sensational evening
“A phenomenon in the making”….The Independent
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
Bournemouth Symphony Wind Ensemble will perform Dvorak’s Serenade for Wind instruments conducted by Maxime Tortelier. They will also be joined by young wind players from Cornwall, who will perform alongside the BSO
Two wind ensembles from the county – Sax is our Business and Flautistas will also be performing in the concert.
Tickets £10/£8, Children Free
We are delighted to welcome back the amazing band Hope Street from Burundi led by Steven Sogo. No-one who attended last year’s concert by this band – their first ever outside their home country – will forget the scenes as a full house of all ages simply stood up and danced – in the aisles, on the seats, and on stage – to the intensely natural but pulsating music delivered by Steven and Hope Street. The tour went on to Womad and beyond, but we doubt if the atmosphere of that night could have been equalled!
They are back in UK for another visit to Womad and an extended tour – and their return visit to the Tolmen Centre promises another night to remember. Tickets are still only £9 and £8 with children – and it was the kids who set it all going last year – welcome at £4.
We are delighted to welcome back the Budapest Café Orchestra, led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick., playing traditional folk & gypsy music with jazz and swinginflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas andHungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments.
”The music is magic in their hands”… Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
Tickets £12Book Online
With The Dawn Tour 2015 – supported by Routes South West, Bristol Music Centre and Arts Council England.
Bella Hardy, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, tours her eagerly anticipated new album ‘With The Dawn’; a heartfelt collection of self-composed songs which tell a story of travel, of choices, of lessons unlearned, and also of hope. One of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK, her captivating voice inhabits her music and spins her narratives with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity.
The ‘With The Dawn’ Band complement Bella’s breath-taking vocals and narrative fiddle with a powerful and evocative mix of banjo, piano, electronics and drums. With roots firmly within the folk tradition, songs written straight from the heart, and bold steps into a new world of sound and expression, this is a performance not to be missed.
“…unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful” – Colin Irwin, fRoots
Twin sisters Laura and Charlotte Carrivick are widely known throughout the UK folk scene. Their years of experience performing all over the UK and abroad have gained them a strong reputation for engaging live performances, multi-instrumental dexterity (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and dobro), tight sibling harmonies and finely crafted original songs. They have a unique sound incorporating their musical background of American bluegrass and old-time but also being influenced by English folk lore, having grown up in South Devon.
“Comparisons to Alison Krauss & Union Station would not be out of place, for they are that good, swapping lead vocals and playing Dobro, mandolin and the rest like hardened veterans, but it’s the English folk influences they bring to their music that give them a unique sound.” R2 Magazine (Rock ‘N’ Reel) 4 **** review
“Formidable multi-instrumental skills and songwriting, maturing at such a steep curve they’ll soon be orbiting far beyond anyone else” Q Magazine 4 **** review