Rolling in the Barrel

Music (folk, classical)

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Sackbuts and theorbos meet fiddles at teatime(!) for a razzle-dazzle, slide-slipping, bow-slapping musical frolic. Bothy-ballad champion Shona Donaldson and the recorder virtuoso James Risdon join international early musicians Emily White, Morag Johnston and Fernando Olivas. Classical music without the rules. Clap when you want, cry when you need. You’ll hear a Shetlandic set segue into music from the 17th century, a medieval dance followed by a contemporary improvisation. The Brewery Band ‘performed with exquisite expression’ (Andrew Benson-Wilson, 2018). The Brewery Band are 2018's winners of The Stroud Green Festival Ensemble Competition.

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