04 December 2005

Dan Evans & Lucy Green

Dan is Britain's leading exponent of the Appalachian dulcimer, as well as a highly accomplished and original guitarist, singer and composer. His repertoire encompasses the traditional folk song, and also his own material which is often inspired by nature. His playing style is highly innovative, incorporating elements of medieval music, classical, folk and jazz resulting in a unique and personal sound.

On dulcimer, Dan is able, using the enchanting and charming sound of this fascinating instrument, to capture the authentic feel of Celtic and early music. On a specially adapted guitar, Dan also creates new Celtic-rock in a rich and resonant style, incorporating electro-acoustic and electronic sounds with effects and sampling to build up layers of sound.

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the London University Institute of Education, where she has researched and published books and articles on music education and sociology of music. She has sung with a number of choirs including the English Chamber Choir and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

Together Lucy and Dan bring a fresh approach to the traditional folk song with precise, clear vocals and flowing finger-style accompaniments on dulcimer and guitar.

02 December 2005

Capital Chorus

Capital Chorus are the performing chorus of London’s premier Barbershop Harmony Club. Their unaccompanied singing has, over the past 18 years, become a familiar sight at theatres, clubs, fetes and parties throughout London. Their wide repertoire of songs from the 20’s to the 70’s has established their popularity with audiences of all ages.

This evening's programme was drawn from the following songs:

Wonderful Day, Let’s Get Away From It All, Yesterday, Land of Jazz, Wild Irish Rose, Georgia On My Mind, Bye Bye Blue, Gospel Medley, There’s a Meeting Here Tonight, Wonderful World, Something, Hello Mary Lou, Under the Broadwalk, Dream a Little Dream, Old St. Louis, Barbershop Song