By Nathan Lewis Williams at 23:08 on 17/09/12
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On Tuesday 25th September, folk-rock medievalists Circulus play Glastonbury Assembly Rooms' first "Fabulous Furry Folk Night" of the season in their more acoustic incarnation, with a set of newly honed material plus some old favourites from their back catalogue. Since the 1960's Glastonbury has been a focal point for artists, musicians and poets: recently taking up residence in the town are Michael Tyack, lutenist, cittern player, guitarist and leader of Circulus, and virtuoso baroque violinist and multi-in
strumentalist Jennifer Bennett. Michael and Jennifer are a versatile duo known in both the popular and classical music worlds, and recently featured on Radio 3's "In Tune" afternoon programme playing medieval songs and pieces. Circulus, whose albums and festival appearances have won them much critical acclaim and a host of loyal fans, will headline at around 10 p.m. at the concert this Tuesday, with an array of ancient and modern instruments including viola da gamba, flute, cello, Moog synthesizer, violin, guitar and lutes. Michael and Jennifer, along with Ollie Parfitt and Glastonbury musicians Harmony Davies and Nathan Lewis Williams, will be morphing baroque masterpieces into psychedelic soundscapes as well as revisiting favourite Circulus songs and, in their words: "making everything seem like its 1971 again." This (largely) unplugged Circulus gig will be recorded for posterity, and a few floor spots - particularly on a Medieval / Renaissance theme - are welcome; do get in touch with Nathan via email: email@example.com to play. Violin virtuoso Jennifer Bennett also plays a solo concert at 7 p.m. on September 27th at the Ionis art gallery on Northload Street, Glastonbury, reinventing the art of improvisation so often sadly lacking in today's classical scene.
Entry to each concert will be £5 on the door, no concessions.
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Maya Love (of Dragonsfly) plus special guests