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Saturday, 14 September 2019

Folk 101 - Roots of Baroque

Montagu Events - Folk 101 - Roots of Baroque
For all who have a love for classical, baroque and folk music - this show is for you!

On the 14th of September the early music ensemble Here Be Dragons will explore folk music performed in and around some of the main European cultural centres during the 15th and 16th Century.
The group will not only investigate how art music and folk music influenced each other, but also trace the developmental arch of these influences into modern manifestations of both styles. Front man Jan-Hendrik Harley - Composer (baroque violin/baroque viola/baroque guitar) will guide the audience through a bouquet of conceptual interpretations that highlights the other main theme of the evening: context in interpretation.

Some of the many contexts explored during the performance will be:
• modern folk performed as baroque art music
• traditional folk performed as baroque art music
• baroque art music performed as traditional folk music
• modern art music performed as traditional folk music

Joining Jan-Hendrik on stage will be Annien Shaw (baroque violin), Joshua Frank (recorders), Mariechen Meyer (double bass) and John Pringle (percussion). The lively selection of two 40-minute sets will include music from Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Spain, Italy and Romania, and the audience is encouraged to clap along to these toe-tapping tunes.

VENUE: Die Schuur, Swellendam
Date: 14 September
Doors: 19h00
Show time: 19h30
Tickets: R180

Bring your own picnic and wine.

We hope to see you there! A standing ovation will be in order. You will see.

Contact Moira-Ann Seal Odendaal on 082 448 8166 to book your seats for 14 September.
This show is presented by Iluminar Productions and is supported by ClemenGold.

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