Gigs & Concerts

Up coming gigs and concerts from all over Oxfordshire.

Award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy stars in pioneering company Clod Ensemble’s new performance - On The High Road @ Oxford Playhouse - Mon 20 - Tue 21 May 2019 (2)

 
 
On The High Road is an intoxicating explosion of movement, music and light.

A disparate group of people find themselves caught in a terrible storm on the High Road. Whether old or young, pilgrim or party-goer, they must all seek refuge under the same roof. As the night draws in, they dream, pray, dance, party and fight – waiting for the dawn to come.
 
Directed by Suzy Willson, a company of dancers, actors and singers warp time and perspective to create an epic moving sculpture. We watch human beings as if under a microscope, attempt to share space within their homes, cities, states and continents.

Paul Clark’s original score counterpoints wind howls, downpours and thunderclaps with the brilliance of the human voice. Twisted classical textures stumble into drunken bar-room pianos, and mournful songs build to pulsating clubby rhythms. Featuring award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy and acclaimed soprano Melanie Pappenheim.
 
The stark monochrome design, kaleidoscopic movement and exhilarating music conjures a feverish end of epoch atmosphere. At once dance, theatre and gig – On The High Road’s turbulent blend of movement and music defies categorisation.
 
“The quality of the performance is astonishing and unforgettable.”
The Scotsman on Clod Ensemble
 
Details
On The High Road by Clod Ensemble
Mon 20 - Tue 21 May, 7:30pm
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW 
 
Links
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/313210800
More information on our website: clodensemble.com/on-the-high-road

Martin and Eliza Carthy Saturday 5th May 7:45pm

Martin and Eliza Carthy perform live at The Theatre Chipping Norton on Saturday 5th of May at 7:45pm. Tickets £18 and can be purchased online (chippingnortontheatre.com) or via our Box Office on 01608 642350. We hope you can join us for an evening of fantastic music!

Skerryvore at Cornerstone, Didcot

Skerryvore

at Cornerstone, Didcot

Thursday 18 Apr 2019 8:00pm
£18, Concs £16

SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the 8 band members who hail from different regions of Scotland.

Take two brothers, Daniel (Accordion) and Martin Gillespie (pipes, whistles and accordion), steeped in the Scottish west coast ceilidh tradition on the Isle of Tiree, and add in friends Fraser West (drums) and Alec Dalglish (guitar and vocals), with a background in brass bands, wind bands, jazz bands, and with blues, folk and country influences, and you have the 2005, embryonic Skerryvore.

Fast forward 10 years, add Craig Espie (fiddle) and Jodie Bremaneson (bass), bring in your album producer Alan Scobie on Keyboards and mix in the Glasgow music scene – from University Applied Music courses and Traditional Music courses at the Royal Conservatoire to sell out gigs at O2 ABC – and you have a band that has already won Scottish Traditional music’s ‘Live Act of the Year’ in 2011 – they were to win it again in 2016 – and who, rightly, celebrated their decade by launching their own 6000 capacity festival.

By the time the 2019 version of that festival – now christened ‘Oban Live’ – comes around, that evolutionary development will have add BBC young traditional musician of the year finalist Scott Wood (pipes and whistles), produced ‘EVO,’ their latest album, and the curtain will have fallen on their EVO world tour which took their high energy, musically expansive set not just throughout UK and Europe, but also to USA, Canada and Australia.

Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music, with a growing fanbase worldwide and with the promise of much more to come.

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