A collaborative world music project that blends UK and Asian musicians will perform a one-off concert in Shrewsbury on September 1.
Folk Nations will give a concert at The Hive in Belmont at 3pm, fresh from their appearance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival as part of the event’s All Together Now world music and dance programme.
The performers are clog dancer and accordion player Hannah James (England), harpist Georgia Ruth Williams (Wales), singer Saurav Moni (India), sarangi player & vocalist Suhail Yusuf Khan (India), James McIntosh (Scotland), and fiddle player Patsy Reid (Scotland).
The group came together for a British Council project to explore and learn from their different cultures and musical traditions, as well as foster collaborative working and inspire the creation of new work.
All Together Now project manager Joy Lamont said this was a rare chance for people to see this unique project in action.
“Folk Nations brings together a wide creative community of brilliant musicianship, sharing ideas to delicately weave UK and Indian music together. It is rare to find music like this in Shropshire and we’re delighted to be able to offer this chance for people to enjoy it.”
All Together Now is a two-year programme of activities for musicians, dancers, schoolchildren and communities across Shropshire and will include outreach projects bringing world music and dance to a new audience as well as new music and dance commissions, music workshop weekends and additional world artists on the festival programme. It is part funded by Arts Council England, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for under 17s and can be booked through The Hive on 01743 234970 or in person.