Global Soundtracks: Autumn Folk

Firth Hall
- , 2017

Tickets cost £7 - £16

An autumn programme of folk talent from around the world.

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Sheffield University is hosting a folk takeover this autumn. From the finest traditional music of these isles to the stark landscapes of Southern Albania via Scandinavia, the Global Soundtracks programme of folk features five concerts of international talent this autumn.

All concerts take place at the University of Sheffield’s Firth Hall and start at 7:30pm.

The programme:

Will Pound and Eddy Jay
31 October
An exhilarating duo, forging a path to new sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one.

The Saze Project
9 November
Saze hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania, taking inspiration from its iso-polyphonic singing, where vocalists follow the ancient patterns of ‘lead’ and ‘cutting’ voices to improvise around the melody.

Lady Maisery
12 November
An English folk group with a unique approach to harmony singing, and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional English folk repertoire and original compositions.

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
14 November
Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland) draw from three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, presenting them in a dynamic way.

Melrose Quartet
18 November
Combining tight acapella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals, this band present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes.