Acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound takes a musical journey across the states of the European Union to discover and unveil the diversity and common ground of traditional music and song. From the lively Swedish polska to the upbeat Italian tarantella, the lilt of the Irish jig, to buoyant French bourées, relentless rachenistas from Bulgaria and the rip-roaring Spanish jota, these tunes have travelled, evolved and merged as Europeans have enjoyed freedom of movement and expression: a shining example of the strength and joy in unity.
With Polish poet Bohdan Piasecki and a live band featuring Jenn Butterworth (Songs of Separation, Kinnaris Quintet), multi-instrumentalist Jude Rees (Jim Moray, RSC, Pilgrims Way), bass player and beatboxer John Parker (Nizlopi) and fiddle player Patsy Reid (Breabach).
An accompanying album featuring this new ensemble, alongside a host of guest musicians, will be released in May 2020.
Will Pound – Harmonica and melodeon
Bohdan Piasecki – Poet
Jenn Butterworth – Guitar
Jude Rees – Multiple instruments
John Parker – Bass and beatbox
Patsy Reid – Fiddle
“A flat out genius…”
-Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Date: Friday 01 April 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN
Duration: 1.5 hours + Interval
Price: £14.50 / £11.50 / £6 £3 more on the door