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£15 (Members £12) under 18s - £6
Jon Kenzie is a well-known folk and soul singer/song writer who is at last back on the road. The pandemic interrupted his normal routine of almost continuous touring around Europe, so instead he has used the time to write, produce and record a brand-new solo album which is now in the final stages of completion.
Jon is an independent artist who has worked his way up from the grass roots and built up a strong fan base by travelling the UK and Europe and performing on the streets in every town he comes to. His groovy guitar licks and powerful, passionate vocals never fail to stop people in their tracks. As a result he has gone from strength to strength, playing bigger and bigger venues and festivals, bringing his music to the ears of more and more people around the world.
The award-winning ladies’ choir, OttoVoce, directed by Tracie Penwarden, were formed in 2007. Since that time they have raised thousands of pounds for various charities. They enjoy performing in the local area at charitable events, weddings and competing in music festivals and competitions.
The Milli Youth Choir is Milnthorpe’s very own award-winning children’s choir and is also directed by Tracie Penwarden. The choir enjoys a varied programme of music and fun from residential events to music festivals as well as musically supporting local choirs.
The two choirs will perform a varied programme of music to delight you on a Sunday afternoon.
Sonido perform contemporary and traditional Spanish songs playing at bars, restaurants, parties, festivals and weddings and formerly at the Lancaster Music Festival. Their repertoire includes Manu Chao, Gypsy Kings, flamenco-pop and traditional songs.
Bea Perez was born in Galicia, Spain, but has been in the UK for many years. She trained in Classical Guitar, though she now concentrates on the Spanish songs that she remembers from her youth and founded Sonido in Lancaster, where she is a psychotherapist, in 2016.
Martin Friesl has played acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of bands, both in the UK and Germany, where he is a Professor at the University of Bamburg, as well as teaching at the Norwegian School of Economics.
Iain Hunter was raised in Scotland but has lived in Lancaster for many years. When not involved with Sonido, he drums with a wide selection of bands, covering many different styles of music and teaches and facilitates rhythmic development within schools, corporate team-building events, and in the community.
Katharine May and Michael Sanderson established Eden Baroque after moving to Cumbria in 2017 with the aim of bringing well-known and less performed baroque chamber music to as wide an audience as possible. In addition to concerts throughout Cumbria they perform in their own Music Room at Dufton House where their varied programmes are attracting an ever-widening audience.
Katherine May, a prize-winning graduate of the Royal College of Music was once described in The Times as ‘… a feisty and urbane harpsichordist’, and enjoys a varied career as a performer, teacher and baroque chamber music coach. She has written extensively for Early Music Today, Music Teacher and the British Clavichord Society, with over a hundred reviews and articles published to date.
Praised by her contemporaries for her rhythmic energy and sensitivity she has performed widely for music clubs, universities and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and Canada and has made numerous recordings as an accompanist and continuo player on CD and on television.
Michael Sanderson has performed as a free-lance musician and teacher since graduating in music from Nottingham University in 1986. He was a soloist with the touring baroque opera company ‘Opera Restor’d’ for over ten years and sang for three years in the choir of St. George’s Chapel Windsor Castle.
He currently sings and plays with many period instrument chamber groups and the folk fiddle is also a major interest. Since joining the folk band ‘Kinfolk’ he has recorded and frequently appeared with them at folk clubs and festivals.
Jez Lowe, (singer, guitarist and composer), and The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, fiddle and vocals, Andy May, accordion, Northumbrian small-pipes and whistles, and De La Haye, bass ), have been playing their songs and music of Northern England for a decade and a half around the folk festivals, clubs and concert stages of the world.
“Acoustic simplicity coupled with electric vitality” was how they were described in their early days, and with half a dozen albums to their credit, along with solo albums by Jez and by other members of the group, their following has continued to increase. In recent years they have played in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Belgium and of course all over the UK and Ireland.
Strong vocals, backed by outstanding instrumental back-up on guitar, cittern, fiddle, fretless bass, keyboards and Northumbrian Pipes, have made them one of Britain’s top attractions on the folk/acoustic/Celtic circuit.
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