ALISTAIR ANDERSON AT HALSWAY MANOR

Alistair Anderson – internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes – will be performing an intimate gig at Halsway Manor on Saturday 13 May at 8pm.

Alistair delights audiences with traditional music from Northumberland and beyond, as well as his own music, which has grown out of his love of these traditions. As a touring soloist, he has no less than 37 tours of the USA, 5 trips to Australia and countless European tours to his credit.

“Anderson is a treat to watch, as well; his own involvement and delight in the music are infectious. Beautiful music, played with skill, taste and affection. His own tunes are particularly welcome; recognisably working from traditional styles he nevertheless introduces quirky personal touches which give them a real charm and individuality. My only complaint is that the slow airs never last quite as long as I want them to.” fRoots

Alistair has a very wide range of experience as a musical catalyst and educator. He is visiting Halsway for this weekend to lead a concertina master class; inspiring a whole new generation of musicians. Be sure to experience the energy and skill of this master musician at work and expect a thrilling and memorable evening in picturesque and historical surroundings.

Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, has been established as a charity since 1965. Nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills Halsway Manor provides a year-round programme of events and activities in traditional folk music, dance, song, storytelling, folklore and related arts and crafts. There’s ample free parking onsite, a bar and – of course – beautiful atmospheric settings for concerts with wonderful acoustics, and a chance to catch-up with the artists over a drink afterwards!

Tickets for the gig are priced £10 / £4 for anyone in full-time education. To book, call 01984 618274 (option 1), email office@halswaymanor.org.uk or buy securely online www.halswaymanor.org.uk.

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