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Tony Banks lute song in Almada

Here are the details of the gig Ariel Abramovich and I will be doing in Almada this Saturday:

 

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It’s a programme of Dowland and Campion, apart from the final piece which will be the first performance of Tony Banks’ setting of Campion’s Follow thy Fair Sun. We have two more Banks songs making a set of three which we’ll record next month in Oslo, but this will be the first time we’ll have tried any of them live. It’s been a huge adventure, from persuading Tony to write the songs in the first place to transcribing them for lute and then figuring out how to sing them.  Of course, we won’t know how to perform them until we’ve performed them…

Next week I’m in Mannheim with the Dowland Project at the Enjoy Jazz Festival:

 

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You can find the details here.  We’ll be doing pieces from all four of our albums plus some experimental Schubert. All in all, an interesting week for lute songs in the twentyfirst century…

 

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