Music at Walshaw
11.00am; concert starts at 11.30am (to 1.30pm)
Coffee and Danish pastries served during the interval
Other information as Saturday July 11.
Old Town, Hebden Bridge
3.00pm to 5.00pm
£8 (£6) £2 under 17s
Directed by Richard Pomfret, Enkelit is a small, uppervoice
choir formed in 2003 primarily to sing the
beautiful a-cappella music of Finland which is strongly
influenced by its folk tradition. The group take its name
from the choral piece which inspired its creation: Enkelit
(Finnish for ‘Angels’) by Tellu Turkka. The repertoire is
very contemporary, mostly written in the last twenty
years, thus reflecting the renaissance of Finnish
choral music. The choir also includes pieces
from Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Russia and the
Czech Republic in its repertoire.
NB: there is no parking at the Chapel: please
park in Old Town Mill Lane, walk or catch the
bus. See www.wainsgate.co.uk for map.
‘Exceptional, extraordinary, exciting and utterly
different from any other choir I’ve ever heard’
(Audience member, The Fielden Centre,
Ian Marchant ñ Performance and Quiz
Sponsored by Moyles
£5 includes quiz entry
Writer, performer and self-confessed pub quiz addict
Ian Marchant is the author of Parallel Lines, an
investigation into the British love affair with railways,
and The Longest Crawl, an account of a pub crawl
between the Scilly Isles and The Shetlands that takes in
many essential and intoxicating stops in between. Part
memoir, part irreverent lecture tour, Ian’s books and
performances are genre-busting excursions off the
Ian will follow his performance by hosting a quiz, which
will feature a special HBAF 09 round. Come and test
your knowledge over a pint or two of Festival Ale!
‘Drunkenly funny, obsessively factual, soberingly
poignant.’ (Simon Armitage on The Longest Crawl)
Nathan Riki Thomson
Under Ubiís Tree
9.00pm to 11.00pm
Double bass player and multi-instrumentalist Nathan
Riki Thomson defies categorisation, and goes beyond
established musical genres by infusing contemporary
influences with traditional styles from around the world.
Nathan will be playing material from his debut album
Under Ubi’s Tree which explores a musical landscape
rich in colour and atmosphere and reflects the sounds
and traditions absorbed during his world travels.
For this performance he leads an international line up of
talented multi-instrumentalists including Brazilian
percussionist and berimbau player Adriano Adewale;
British/South African Jan Hendrickse on ney and
traditional wind instruments, and UK artist Simon Allen
on hammer dulcimer, waterphone and percussion.
Expect an evening of World Jazz that will surprise and
inspire in equal measure.