Music The Sherling Studio

Overview

Far Flung Collective:

Anna-Wendy Stevenson – Fiddle

Alex Roberts – Voice & Guitars

Simon Bradley – Viola

Dan Somogyi – Piano & Guitar

Mabel Duncan – Voice, Fiddle

Selina Ross - Fiddle

Sheena Peterana – Pipes, Whistles

Jamie Anderson – Accordion

 

Alumni and Tutors from the National Youth Folk Ensemble: Sam Sweeney, Miranda Rutter, Archie Churchill-Moss and alumni from the National Youth Folk Ensemble (fiddles, viola, piano accordion, melodeon, flute, guitar)

Don’t miss this evening of beautiful contemporary folk music from across the Western Isles of Scotland and mainland England.

The concert will start with a short set from young English players, alumni of the English National Youth Folk Ensemble, alongside established English musicians Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret), Miranda Rutter (Methera) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Moore Moss Rutter, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys). The National Youth Folk Ensemble gives the most talented young musicians from across England the chance to compose and perform new folk music with the very best of their contemporaries. The Ensemble has previously performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, and in 2020 will perform at Purbeck Valley Folk Festival for the first time.

Far Flung Collective will then take the stage, returning to Lighthouse after 4 years to launch a new album, following a sold out performance in 2016. Inspired by musical exchanges between Dorset and the Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebrides, the band uses landscape, the environment and common challenges of coastal communities to inspire new music – along with ideas from young people collected from workshops in schools across the Western Isles and Dorset since 2013. The collective has worked with over 10000 young people in over 40 schools in England and Scotland over the past 5 years.

Far Flung Collective’s debut album ‘Far Flung Corners’ was released in 2017 and won rapid critical acclaim (‘gorgeous and delightful… a beautiful collaboration’ – Songlines Magazine). Following performances at Glasgow’s prestigious Celtic Connections Festival, Stornoway’s An Lanntair venue, and further performances in venues in England and the Outer Hebrides, this latest 8-piece incarnation includes internationally-renowned Hebrides-based composer and fiddler, Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Uist based viola player and composer Simon Bradley, popular English folk singer/songwriter Alex Roberts and local multi-instrumentalist Dan Somogyi. Following this concert, the musicians will join up again in the summer, to compose a new suite of music inspired by the heritage and landscapes of Southern England. But appearances are rare, because of the logistics of getting such a dispersed bunch musicians together – so don’t miss!

The concert has been produced by SoundStorm, University of the Highlands and Islands Applied Music Course and the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in partnership with Lighthouse. It follows a week’s worth of music making activities in a local primary and secondary schools by musicians from both ensembles, designed to stimulate an interest in folk music in young people.

Supported by SoundStorm, the University of the Highlands and Islands, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Arts Council England, Garfield Weston Foundation and Lighthouse.

 

 

The road to Lighthouse

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As part of a very special concert of contemporary folk music Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is delighted to welcome back Anglo-Scottish folk/roots partnership Far Flung Collective to launch their second album – provisionally titled Black Bay.

The concert features two separate ensembles of emerging and established musicians including BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year Sam Sweeney, of Bellowhead, who will open the evening as part of a group of English National Youth Folk Ensemble alumni with Miranda Rutter (Methera) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Moore Moss Rutter, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys).

Following a sold out performance in 2016, Far Flung Collective are returning to Lighthouse with a new album again inspired by musical exchanges between Dorset and the Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebrides. The group’s music is inspired by landscape, the environment and common challenges of coastal communities as well as ideas from young people collected from workshops in schools across the Western Isles and Dorset since 2013. The collective has worked with more than 10,000 young people in over 40 schools in England and Scotland.

The artistic collaboration at Lighthouse came out of the education project and led to a debut album Far Flung Corners in 2017.  The latest eight-piece incarnation of the collective includes internationally-renowned Outer Hebrides-based composer/fiddler Anna-Wendy Stevenson, Uist-based viola player and composer Simon Bradley, English folk singer-songwriter Alex Roberts (pictured), fantastic young Scottish singer/fiddler Mabel Duncan and English jazz multi-instrumentalist Dan Somogyi.

It marks the start of a busy period for FFC. Supported by a grant from Arts Council England, the members will join up again in the summer with two young English young musicians to compose a new suite of music inspired by Southern England, and record a further new album.

The project has been produced by SoundStorm, the Music Education Hub for Bournemouth, Christchurch, and is the public-facing showcase of a week’s worth of music making activities in a large number of local schools by all the musicians, designed to stimulate an interest in folk music in young people.

SoundStorm is aiming to build enough interest to start a new youth folk ensemble for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole before the end of the year. The project, and the concert at Lighthouse, has been supported by the University of the Highlands and Islands Applied Music course, the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Arts Council England and Lighthouse.

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