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Nov
10
Sun
2019
Wildēornes @ More Music
Nov 10 – Dec 22 all-day

Wildēornes Wildēornes is a series of stories existing as images, text and performative storytelling.

Linden Kingston, a recent Fine Art Photography graduate From Glasgow School of Art, will be performing stories at the launch event on 9th November (6-9pm) – an evening not to be missed!

at More Music 10th Nov – 22nd Dec.

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Jan
18
Sat
2020
With One Voice Songs of the Northern Lights with Low Kaye @ More Music
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In the dark nights, discover the songs of the northern lights. Come and explore songs from Scandinavia and ballads from the Baltics with choir leader Loz Kaye. A fun vocal introduction to a fascinating world. There’s music of trolls and wolves, but snow and beautiful natural landscapes too. A great workshop celebrating a rich tradition.

No previous experience is necessary – just a sense of adventure!

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Jan
26
Sun
2020
Promenade Concert Orchestra: New Year Viennese Concert @ The Platform
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm
Promenade Concert Orchestra: New Year Viennese Concert @ The Platform

SUNDAY JANUARY 26th 2020 at 3pm
NEW YEAR VIENNESE CONCERT
For its 13th annual New Year Viennese Concert, the PCO will
celebrate three composers anniversaries; Beethoven’s 250th
birthday, Berlioz’s 150th demise and Suppe’s 200th birthday
within a varied programme of the Strauss family music and
their associates work in Vienna in the 19th and early 20th
century. The Turning Point Theatre Arts will be presenting
some appropriate dances to complete the celebrations! Book
early to avoid disappointment!

The Platform Box Office
Central Promenade
Morecambe
01524 582803
www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform
Tickets
£16 (£14 concessions)
accompanied child FREE

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Feb
1
Sat
2020
Independent Venue Week Event @ More Music
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

We’re proud to celebrate Independent Venue Week: a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country. Artists get their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans can get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages.

IVW also helps people wanting a career in music, off the stage. Giving them a chance to learn their craft up close as well as being a place for local communities to engage with the arts.

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Feb
8
Sat
2020
She Shanties plus support Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests @ More Music
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm

Shanties, Chanties; songs of the sea; working songs. She Shanties have been singing these story songs such as ‘Rio Grande’, ‘Roll Alabama’ and ‘Spanish Ladies’ at predominantly white male shanty festivals for 8 years, but shanties are music of black origin. Their roots can be found in Spiritualist music and plantation songs.

Along with carnival and calypso artists Cacophany Arkestra and Mento-B and the Jamiacan Folk Ensemble, She Shanties will collaborate on a series of residencies and performances focused on the Alan Lomax digital recording archive particularly one session recorded in Anguilla with plantation workers in 1962.

Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests:

“Absolutely awesome record, been singing it for days.” – Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) on ‘Sea Monsters’, played on his BBC6 Introducing and Saturday night show

“Bonkers but amiable three piece from the far north of England take two years plus to produce a debut which has some trouser-bursting brass and lots of chutzpah. Mandolin ska folk psychedelia doesnt even make a halfway decent description. Off the wall and up the alley.” fRoots Magazine

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Feb
29
Sat
2020
BAAB Bal! @ More Music
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm

Scandinavian-influenced folk-rock band BAAB will play for folk dancing at More Music – originally built as a dancehall. The band who have delighted audiences at Solfest, The Winter Droving in Penrith and The Green Gathering will be teaching Swedish Polskas, Hottices and other dances in a workshop immediately prior to the Bal.

BAAB are a beguiling montage of mythical beasts and melodies, combining pulsing rhythms with traditional Scandinavian folk to create a heavy stomp perfect for traditional dances.

Free Dance workshop at 6pm please book a place!

 

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Mar
14
Sat
2020
Deep Cabaret Album Launch @ More Music
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm

Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. Featuring:

Steve Lewis (vocals & guitar)

Maja Bugge (cello)

Ben McCabe (drums & vocals)

Matt Robinson (clarinets, baritone saxophone & flutes)

Paul Sherwood (hurdy-gurdies & bagpipes)

Jayson Stilwell (overtone vocals & percussion)

 

At the beginning of 2019 Deep Cabaret were awarded Arts Council England funding to record an album at Real World studios with producer Justin Adams (Tinawarien, Lo’Jo).

 

Deep Cabaret is the culmination of bandleader Steve Lewis’ life’s work: to make a band that curates all the musics that fascinate him – jazz, improv, African, folk and leftfield pop. To use that music to set fragments of text taken from novels, journalism, spiritual and other texts that have interesting things to say about being human.

 

Deep Cabaret is a thing of riffs and drones. Hurdies, bagpipes, bass clarinets, cellos and the beguilingly unsettling harmonics of overtone singing. Desert blues improv and noir-drenched dronesongs; fulsomely romantic and coruscatingly edgy. Mashed-up lyrics lifted from neuroscience, slavery, fiction and Cole Porter covers all “pickled in the juices of the peat”.

 

“As the sun set, Deep Cabaret shared a spellbinding mix of sounds, many inspired by the stories and landscapes of Morecambe Bay. It was a delight to hear such an intriguing mix of instruments and astonishing vocals”

Morecambe Bay Partnership

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Mar
28
Sat
2020
Blowzabella @ More Music
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
  1. Blowzabella are a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound, played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling.

Blowzabella is made up of Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.

10am – 12.30pm Dance workshop
2pm – 5.30pm Instrumental and Vocal workshops
10am – 5.30pm Ensemble

Workshops and evening event: £24
Workshops only: £15
Evening event only:  £16 on the door, £15 in advance

Under 25s
Workshops and evening event: £8
Workshops only: £5
Evening event only: £5

 

 

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Mar
29
Sun
2020
Promenade Concert Orchestra: Music From the Palm Court @ The Platform
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Promenade Concert Orchestra: Music From the Palm Court @ The Platform

SUNDAY MARCH 29th 2020 at 3pm
MUSIC FROM THE PALM COURT
The essence of light music comes from the early nineteenth
century until the 1960’s, when live music could be heard
everywhere; in cafes and concert halls, spas and watering
places, dance halls and piers! This concert programme will be
another celebration of this historic and well-loved music, often
not heard for years, but full of easy-to-listen-to tunes! Watch
out for the instrumental soloists!

The Platform Box Office
Central Promenade
Morecambe
01524 582803
www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform
Tickets
£16 (£14 concessions)
accompanied child FREE

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May
24
Sun
2020
Promenade Concert Orchestra: Housewives’ Choice @ The Platform
May 24 @ 3:00 pm
Promenade Concert Orchestra: Housewives’ Choice @ The Platform

SUNDAY MAY 24th 2020 at 3pm
HOUSEWIVES’ CHOICE
As was the case with the radio programme, requests will be
made by audience members for the PCO to perform as it
celebrates the famous and popular radio programme,
Housewives’ Choice, with a programme of evocative music
covering a wide repertoire. Put your requests in and come and
hear them!

The Platform Box Office
Central Promenade
Morecambe
01524 582803
www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform
Tickets
£16 (£14 concessions)
accompanied child FREE

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