3 Great Music Shows coming up in The Market Theatre Print
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Written by The Market Theatre   
Monday, 12 November 2018 21:35
Saturday 17th November at 8pm

The Dario Napoli Trio presents
The Modern Manouche Project

Although Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Dario Napoli, (Sicilian-born and Milan-based band leader, guitarist and good friend of Herefordshire’s own Remi Harris) and the other two members of his trio, Tommaso Papini (rhythm guitar) and Alex Carreri (bass) include elements of more modern musical styles. Notably, bebop, funk and modern jazz, in their version of gypsy swing that has been featured at some of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals (Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche) as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, and Trasimeno Blues.  The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound that steals from various musical eras, leading you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django.

Dario combines sound, elegance, virtuosity without excess and losing the fun of playing - Francis Couvreux, djangostation.com (France);
Napoli ... can hold his own with Stochelo Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin and other contemporary gypsy jazz masters - Patrick Ragains, minor7th.com (USA)

Tickets (£13) are available online or by phone (07967-517125).

Saturday 24th November at 8pm

Gigspanner

Since departing Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

Described as one of the most quietly brilliant sets of musicians in the folk world and beyond, they take self-penned material along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator!

Their November 2017 release, The Wife of Urban Law, received several ‘Best Of’ end of year accolades, including making it on to Mojo’s The 10 Best Folk Albums of 2017 list.

If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go - there were people there last night who had travelled many miles to be there.  It was well worth every mile - Mike Harding   Broadcaster/Musician/Writer;
Magnificent.... a feast of imaginative music - 5***** - The Telegraph

Tickets (£12 - £8 Students) are available online
or by phone (07967-517125).

Saturday 1st December at 8pm

Allan Yn Y Fan
Pontydd nid Muriau / Bridges not Walls

Multi-instrumental and vocal sextet Allan Yn Y Fan have been recording and touring internationally since 2003.  Now they make their début in Ledbury.  Renowned for blending traditional Welsh music with their own compositions, Allan Yn Y Fan are sure to capture your heart and stir emotions deep inside you. Harnessing all the power and mystery of Celtic tradition, this show will delight audiences young and old.

Allan Yn Y Fan wear their hearts on their sleeves, an undeniable force in Welsh music, “NEWiD” their compelling calling card and convincing new face. Bright, brave and dazzling stuff. - fRoots
All in all, an album of strikingly beautiful music - played by accomplished musicians and capable of touching your soul, making you dance with joy - or both. - Folkwords

Tickets (£12 - £8 Students) are available online
or by phone (07967-517125).