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Doors Open 45 minutes before performance

Non-members - £12
Members - £10 under 18s - £5

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Sunday 4 March 2.30pm
PRIMA WIND QUINTET
Cressida McKay Frith - Flute Pippa Austin - Oboe Ellen Tiso - Clarinet
Nadia Plummer - Bassoon Ben Percival - French horn  

Chamber music is one of the major aspects of student life at the Royal Northern College of Music and Prima Wind Quintet was formed in 2014 to take advantage of the exciting opportunities the college offers. All five members are passionate about performing as a group, whether in recitals and masterclasses or as part of educational outreach projects.

In 2017 they were chosen by RNCM to perform in one of its prestigious Spotlight concerts, working with a pianist for the first time to play the well-known Poulenc Piano Sextet. Prima have won The 2016 Art of Chamber Competition, were highly commended in the 2017 RNCM Trevor Wye Woodwind Chamber Prize and took part in a masterclass with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

Royal Northern College of Music
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Saturday 17 March 7.30pm
SALLY BARKER & BROOKS WILLIAMS

An exciting new collaboration of two wonderfully charismatic guitarists and singer-songwriters. Sally has had a fantastic career spanning over 30 years, collaborating with many bands and musicians

Brooks Williams is a fantastically talented guitarist and beautifully charismatic performer, who is universally loved across the globe and is ranked in the “Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.”

Brooks writes songs that are a collision of roots and evolution. Rocking. Economical. Ironic. The arrangements are tight, and yet the performances are rich in blues pathos. Walking the line between blues and Americana, he has worked stages worldwide for over 25 years, amassing a staggering back-catalogue of songs, with 23 CDs to his name

Laughing Dog Music
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Saturday 21 April 7.30pm
SIMON KEMPSTON

A unique talent performing thought-provoking, evocative original songs in a wonderfully intimate manner. His beautifully crafted, folk-tinged material showcases his incredible, distinctive and intricate fingerstyle guitar work, an exciting blend of the folk-baroque, blues and classical styles, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals.

An inspiring poetic lyricist, Simon's live performances are intense and impassioned, the subject matter chiefly Scottish, yet with universal appeal. This concert is not to be missed.

'One of Scotland's very best singer-songwriters' (Sunday Herald).

'Stunning talent' (STV).

'Beautiful tunes, infinitely talented' (BBC Radio 3).

Edinburgh
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Sunday 29 April 2.30pm
GASKELL STRING QUARTET
Lily Whitehurst - Violin Abi Hammett - Violin
Daire Roberts - Viola Gunda Baranauskaite - Cello

The Gaskell String Quartet is an ensemble which has quickly made its mark on the Manchester music scene. As winners of the RNCM Schubert Prize and Hirsch Prize for the performance of Beethoven, they have been awarded a place in the final of the Chris Rowland Chamber Ensemble of the Year competition for high quality chamber music at the RNCM.

They recently made their Radio 3 debut with a performance of Errollyn Wallen's All the Blues I See and will be recording Nicholas Simpson's complete works for string quartet later this year.

Royal Northern College of Music

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