Concert archief

Stichting Folk Groningen - Concert archief
datum donderdag 26 november 2009
plaats De Oosterpoort
aanvang 20.15 uur
entree € 15,00
voorverkoop kassa De oosterpoort of via
extra info Het met een BBC Folk Award bekroonde jonge folktrio Uiscedwr is een van de opwindendste Britse acts van dit moment. De uit Wales afkomstige zangeres/ violiste Anna Esslemont, gitarist James Hickman en de Ierse percussionist en bodhrán virtuoos Cormac Byrne spelen tunes en liedjes uit diverse windstreken van de Britse eilanden en zo worden prachtige Engelse ballads afgewisseld door Schotse en Ierse reels & jigs . Uiscedwr (spreek uit als joes-kedoer; het betekent ‘water ‘ in het Gaelic) kruidt zijn muziek met invloeden uit jazz, klassiek, latin en klezmer en daardoor is een avond met deze band meteen ook een Britse muzikale reis rond de wereld ! zie ook
english Forming a trio, they won the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award having barely played a gig together, starred at the Cambridge Folk Festival the following year, went on tour to be greeted by ecstatic, jigging audiences and were nominated for a "grown-ups" BBC Folk Award after making a debut album 'Everywhere' that had critics and fans alike rolling on their backs and kicking their legs in the air in delight. They were young, vivacious, adventurous, exciting and original and their impossibly captivating way with everything from a bunch of reels to dark songs about broken relationships had the folk world eating out of their hands. With the sort of energised momentum they seemed to be effortlessly igniting, it seemed only a matter of time before the rest of the world would follow. For Anna it couldn't be any other way. Music has been in her soul since she first started playing violin at the age of six in Newtown, Powys. She subsequently played a variety of music in different outfits before heading off to study violin in Manchester in 2001. But she was frustrated by the rigidity of classical music and after meeting Cormac, the Uiscedwr vision came sharply into focus and she quit the course to make sure it became reality, in the process becoming the proud managing director of the band's own label, Yukka Records. Since then events have moved fast. 2008 began with the premiere of the Uiscedwr Big Band, a new project for founder members Anna and Cormac to get their teeth stuck into. By adding the unlikely combination of trumpet and accordion to the melody section in the safe hands of Neil Yates and Karen Tweed, Uiscedwr have created an exhilerating new sound for their Big Band. The line-up is completed by bass player Nick Waldock and Dylan Bible on guitar and mandolin. Celtic Connections played host to the Uiscedwr Big Band's first outing and the group truly rocked the Strathclyde Suite at this year's festival; a promising start for a band set to take the folk world by storm. The New Year also brought a new member to Uiscedwr after the departure of Kevin Dempsey who left the trio to concentrate on other projects. James Hickman joined Uiscedwr as guitarist in January and has performed to great success with Anna and Cormac much to the delight of their varied audiences. His relaxed presence, unmistakeable charm and obvious musical talents make him an interesting and deliciously attractive addition to the band. With plans to release a new Uiscedwr album and a Big Band e.p. in the next 12 months, it's going to be a busy time for this dynamic young trio.