Saturday 16 March 2019:
Sat 16 Mar 2019, 16:00 - Kings Place, LondonBorn in Hastings in 1935, Shirley Collins was fascinated by folk songs as she was growing up, songs she heard on the radio or sung by her grandparents in Anderson shelters. She left home for London to immerse herself in the burgeoning folk scene; at a party held by Ewan MacColl she met Alan Lomax, and in 1959 she joined him in the USA on the renowned field trip 'Southern Journey’, recording Americ
Sat 16 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Kings Place, LondonNorma Waterson likened her to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf; Bob Dylan said she was his favourite folk singer; and Van Morrison called her 'a real soul singer’...Margaret Barry was extraordinary. Born in Cork on January 1, 1917 she left home at 16 with nothing but a bicycle and a banjo tied to her back with string as she set off to busk her way through the harsh streets of Ireland. W
Sat 16 Mar 2019, 18:00 - Kings Place, LondonSolasta is an outstanding folk ensemble who is fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Notable performances include Celtic Connections Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week (EFDSS Folk Rising Plus Artists), Cambridge Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, The Green Note, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Henley Festival (as Liv
Saturday 23 March 2019:
Sat 23 Mar 2019, 19:00 - Kings Place, LondonFrom experimental beginnings in the loft spaces and galleries of New York, Minimalism is now a mainstay of contemporary music, its influences spreading far beyond into the worlds of film, dance, and literature. London Sinfonietta’s latest Turning Points event features works by two of its greatest exponents; Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Dig beneath the surface and discover more about this enthrall
Saturday 30 March 2019:
Sat 30 Mar 2019, 20:00 - Kings Place, LondonAn evening of electrical mysticism, as thereminist and inventor Sarah Angliss brings you dreamlike music, featuring her phantasmagoria of music machines. Angliss performs live with Stephen Hiscock, percussionist of EnsembleBash and vocalist Sarah Gabriel. Robotic carillons, telephonic counterpoint and a new instrument made from the salvaged parts of a Welsh chapel organ are in the mix.
Sat 30 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Kings Place, LondonThe award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone presents the London premiere of her debut orchestral work, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra , in which the comedian takes the role of 'soloist’ alongside a chamber orchestra. Stone studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has performed her original comedy songs on TV; she appears regularly on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show .
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