Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Apphia Campbell
Black Is the Color Of My Voice

Direct from Sell-outs in Shanghai, New York, London, and Edinburgh Fringe Apphia Campbell tours her acclaimed plays. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Age Range: age 12+

www.apphiacampbell.com

David Gibb
Climb That Tree

Join award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. Children and families will be entranced as he introduces them to his magical musical tree and, as each flower opens, shares a new song for them to sing along with. David’s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll. Climb That Tree is guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time – this is music that the whole family can enjoy together.

Age Range: 3 - 11 and families

www.davidgibb.com

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
Celtic Christmas Strings

Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times. Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music and tour worldwide. Their new Christmas show features a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in their characteristically heart-warming style – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.

Age Range: 9+

www.maireandchris.com

My Sweet Patootie
My Sweet Patootie in Concert

Tall tales and vintage swing collide in My Sweet Patootie’s non- stop acoustic show from Canada. This dynamic trio features Canadian Folk Music Award winners singer-violinist Sandra Swannell and singer-fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Terry Young along with Devonshire’s ricky-tick percussionist John Jackson. The band’s name, 1920’s North American slang meaning “hot dame” or “sassy sweetheart” captures their original songwriting’s vintage flavour and their cheeky approach to creating memorable, uplifting performances.

Age Range: Adults and families

www.mysweetpatootie.com

Orchestra of the Swan
Mozart in Cuba

Strings and piano What is the connection between Mozart and Cuba? Cuba is politically, geographically, religiously, ethnically and culturally extraordinary so it is no surprise that its music reflects all of this. A heady brew of influences from West Africa and Europe - most notably Spain - have created a musical cauldron of unusual and compelling flavours, fusing elements of Jazz, Mambo, Conga, Classical, Flamenco, Abakua, Hip-Hop and Salsa. This concert is a journey into that astoundingly diverse melting pot of sounds with frequent unexpected diversions into the repertoire of Mozart. In case you were wondering, there is no connection between Mozart and Cuba.

Age Range: Adults and older children

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Orchestra of the Swan
In Memoriam

String and wind principals from OOTS perform English and French music from the first half of the 20th century. Maurice Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin is based on the structure of a traditional baroque suite with each movement bearing a dedicaton to a friend of the composer who died fighting in the First World War. Composed between the wars in 1932 Finzi's Interlude for Oboe and Strings possesses all the intimate, personal and melancholic qualities of his immediately recognisable style. London-born Arnold Bax developed a passionate interest in Ireland, it people and its complex political situation. He was deeply shocked by the outcome of the Easter Rising in 1916. In Memoriam was originally titled An Irish Elegy and expresses his personal grief and depth of feeling about the appalling tragedy. String quartet with flute, oboe, cor anglais and harp

Age Range: adults and older children

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

Orchestra of the Swan
Petite Symphonie

Wind ensemble

Age Range: adults and older children

www.orchestraoftheswan.org

She'Koyokh Quartet
First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as “one of the finest British-based exponents of global music”, She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and music from the Balkans and Turkey. She'Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning "nice one!". They are currently touring their fourth album, First Dance on Second Avenue, which was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards.

Age Range: All ages

www.shekoyokh.co.uk