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NO VOICES: Instrumental Innovators in Folk: Beyond Words

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 7:00 pm BST

Boss Morris walking with their beasts

No Voices presents innovative music makers inspired by tradition, changing perceptions about instrumental music in the contemporary folk scene. A continuing thread from a 2016 series, co-curated with Ian Anderson of fRoots magazine, this weekend sees the development of this revolution in folk music, in which song is not the centre of the story being told.

Vivid, emotive soundscapes are created from a core of melody and rhythm found in traditional music, breathing new life and vigour into the form. The playing is organic, improvisational and symbiotic: responsive to other musicians, to the audience and to the environment in which it is being played.

This No Voices weekend series of concerts and workshops sees exciting and varied approaches from some of the finest players in the field, including the breathlessly energetic pure drop Celtic trad. of Ímar; the intuitive instrumental intimacy of Leveret; the trance-like
rich textural drones of Brighde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie with Steve Byrne with their globe-trotting exploration of pipe traditions and, from the Bristolian hub of English instrumental minimalism, Eleven Magpies.

There’s also a first chance to hear a duo performance from Sam Sweeney and Louis Campbell; to delve into Raga fusion in a workshop with Imagined Village member Sheema Mukherjee; to hear about small-ensemble playing with members of Leveret; an intimate
performance with new group Tamsin Elliott Trio and pop-up performances and a dance workshop from innovative all-female Morris dancing team Boss Morris.

No Voices: Weekend Programme

Fri 21 Apr

7.30pm / Hall One

Sat 22 Apr

2pm / St Pancras Room
Tamsin Elliott Trio

4pm / St Pancras Room
Raga Fusion Workshop with Sheema Mukherjee

4.30pm / Hall Two
Boss Morris Dance Workshop for Beginners

7.30pm / Hall One
Leveret + Eleven Magpies

Sun 23 Apr

1.30pm / St. Pancras Room
Disssecting Leveret workshop

7pm / Hall One
Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie with Steven Byrnes


April 21 @ 7:30 pm BST
April 23 @ 7:00 pm BST
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King’s Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG. United Kingdom
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020 7520 1440
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