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.