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Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Red Hippo/Tongue & Groove

Wainsgate Concert Series
Wainsgate Chapel, Saturday 14th October, 3pm

The next show in the Wainsgate Concert Series takes place on Saturday 14th October with the highly acclaimed Calder Valley-based trio Red Hippo. The band brings together three outstanding musicians, Peadar Long, Daz Jones and Simon Chantler who between them play a notable array of instruments including various saxophones, sousaphone, fiddle, whistles, bass clarinet, stompbox, flute, and even the highland bagpipes.

Combining Jazz, Folk and World music to create compositions which are accessible yet challenging, Red Hippo takes the listener on instrumental journeys influenced as much by Swedish traditional folk music (for example) as by New Orleans Second Line Jazz or Reggae or Dub. They respectfully nod towards The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Bellowhead, Filafolket and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and yet don't sound like any of them.

'Red Hippo engage an audience with a unique combination of instruments & personalities, and come up with a sound that is both captivating and thoroughly inventive' Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival.

'Intricate arrangements and phenomenal musicianship from these three top quality musicians gave us an unforgettable evening … a unique event. The "wow" factor was there from start to finish. If Red Hippo come anywhere near, don't miss them'. Topic Folk Club, Bradford.

For this concert, Red Hippo are supported by local world-jazz legend Tongue & Groove in its original 1990s line up of saxophonist Peadar Long (also performing with the Hippos) and jazz/classical pianist Dave Nelson – known to many as the organiser of the concerts at Wainsgate. Dave and Peadar were the principal composers in Tongue & Groove and they will be revisiting and updating some of their favourite compositions from the last three decades.

The Concert starts at 3pm. More details ticket prices and how to book in advance can be found at the Wainsgate website.

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