|Purcell’s Polyphonic Party | Concert
|You are cordially invited to a party at the house of Henry Purcell in the year of our Lord 1686.
A light-hearted programme of music seamlessly blending baroque composers with Swedish and British folk. Prepare for a humorous fusion featuring the spinet, nyckelharpa, viola d’amore (and a light sprinkling of accordion, gandola and flageolet). Featuring a range of instruments, songs and stories let yourself be transported back to the year 1686…
|Purcell’s Polyphonic Party | Dance
|Take one spinet, one viola d’amore , one nyckelharpa. Stir occasionally with bouzouki and accordion. Once mixed add one set of bagpipes, a light sprinkling of flageolet and allow to simmer gently together on stage. Then enjoy some beautifully served up dance music. Specialising in Playford, PPP are also entirely at home with Contra, Ceilidh, French and Scandinavian.
|Smörgåsballad is an evening of music and tales from the Sweden. Find out about the tradition of the Easter Witches, what happens if you pick seven different wild flowers and put them under your pillow at Midsummer, the real meaning of the midsummer majstång and participate in some traditional drinking songs in celebration of the crayfish. A visual treat for the eyes and the ears be transported to the land of the midnight sun and enjoy some “nordic noir tales” and fall in love with the heroes and heroines.
|Period Costume | Victorian MusicHall | Medieval | 17th Century
|Swan and Dyer have a vast armoury of period music styles that can be performed in appropriate costume – ranging from Medieval bagpipes through to popular Victorian MusicHalls. Although the music and the arrangements are fundamentally accurate for the relevant period, the shows are entertaining rather than nerdy. Honest.