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+ Tamsin Elliott

Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Fri 26 Jan


+ Tamsin Elliott

Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Hedera to the Future Folk series, a new Bristol-based quintet of instrumentalists brought together by a desire to lean into the slower and more delicate side of European folk traditions. Support comes from Tamsin Elliott, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and film-maker.

The group’s growing repertoire draws on French, English, Eastern European and Scandinavian music, with playful and inventive arrangements that reflect the diverse array of experience brought by members of the band: violinists Maisie Brett and Lulu Ruby Rose, clarinettist Isis Wolf-Light, Bethany M. Roberts on double bass, and Tamsin Elliott on accordion and harp.

Intrigued by the combination of strings and reeds that seems to lend itself to effortless arranging, they have also now begun to create original music together. Their debut release Waterwheel was composed by Tamsin Elliott and filmed by Elly Lucas in a dramatic Perthshire arboretum; it premiered on Folk Radio on 24 October 2022.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Set times:

20:00-20:30 =Tamsin Elliott

20:50-22:00 = Hedera

About Tamsin Elliott:

Tamsin Elliott is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and film-maker based in Bristol, UK. With roots in the folk music of the British Isles, her interests and playing styles extend to European and Middle Eastern music as well as experimental and ambient sounds.

Future Folk is a new programme strand at Kings Place designed to showcase emerging artists creating and reshaping music inspired by folk traditions in new, progressive ways for contemporary audiences. It will initially feature five monthly shows running through the winter of 2023/24, putting these talented musicians centre stage in a time when breakthrough acts can easily become lost in the current economic realities of folk music programming.

Date:Fri 26 Jan
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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