Dodo Street Band – Wirksworth Festival 2018

Production/Organiser: Wirksworth Festival 2018
Venue: The Town Hall
Date(s): Sat, 22nd Sep 2018
Time: 20:00
Ticket Price: Adults: £10 Early Bird : £8
Concessions: £7 Under 18s: £4
Tel: 01629 824003
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Saturday 22nd September 2018 – 8pm
Part of the Home-Grown programme line up

Dodo Street Band

Blows – Piers Adams
Scrapes – Adam Summerhayes
Bellows – Murray Grainger
Twangs – Malcolm Creese
Bangs – Cormac Byrne

Celtic Gypsy Klezmer – folk in a joyously wild maverick mix

An irresistible blend of exotic eastern European and Celtic folk roots, Dodo Street Band’s programme includes Niel Gow’s warm and beautiful ‘Lament’, two ancient Slovakian melodies,  one of the most beloved Celtic melodies (‘Will You Go Lassie Go’ or ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’) and a klezmer-inspired melody are interspersed with wild gypsy dances and some extreme virtuosity along the way.

This explosive band combines diabolical fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes, outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius, Piers Adams, horrifying high-ABV insanity from accordion master, Murray Grainger, positively feverish power from bass legend, Malcolm Creese, and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.

Winners of the Buxton Festival Fringe Small Ensemble Award 2017 

Stunning virtuoso performances from Dodo Street band at WoW.Lovely, amazing music played from the heart. Geoff Dixon,WoW Festival

The Buxton audience loved Dodo Street Band for the musicianship, the excitement and the joy in their playing. Keith Savage, Buxton Festival Fringe