The Irrepressible Fiddle - Richard Haslop
Company: Hilton Arts Festival
THIS IS A FREE EVENT AND IS NOT TICKETED
Go directly to the Fleur-de-Lys Club and join the queue. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Whether it’s the exuberance of an Irish jig, an Appalachian flatfoot or an impossibly energetic Eastern European knees-up, the keening wail of a one-string West African violin – whether the Gambian riti, the n’jarka from Mali or the Tuareg imzad – the rich resonance of the multi stringed Norwegian hardingfele, the microtonal cry of the Indian sarangi, or the plangent drone of its more exotic second cousins the hurdy-gurdy and the nyckelharpa, the sound of the fiddle often seems to be the element that binds most of the world’s roots music. We can’t promise to circumnavigate the globe in forty fiddle tunes but we’ll pack as many of them as we sensibly can into an hour or so.