The String Contingent - Album launch
- Date: Thursday, 23 April 2015, Doors open 7pm for 8pm start
- Venue: Camelot (Marrickville) — 103 Railway Parade (entrance 19 Marrickville Road), Marrickville, NSW
- Tickets: General: $25 pre-booked, $30 at the door — Tickets can be purchased online
Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent are touring in support of their fourth album, Facets. Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) have reached ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer…with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass…they are incredibly skilled…’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira). They will be joined by special guest, Sandy Evans.
6-piece ensemble Chaika create a beguiling & original sound-world, blending 4 part female voices with clarinet, violin, piano, accordion, double-bass, guitar & percussion. Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz & classical music. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic & uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style, gently wandering through foreign lands, through storms & through stories, emerging rich with experience & an enchanting tale to tell.
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only - email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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