Travel back in time and experience the food, drink and music of a 17th Century English tavern.
Enjoy medieval music performed by Norwegian virtuoso Bjarte Eike's "Alehouse Sessions", including Henry Purcell's overtures, English sea shanties, with a mix of Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure.
Food and drinks included with the price of admission.
Reviews of the Alehouse Sessions
These sessions have already been hailed as "irresistible" [The Times], "superb" [The Scotsman] and "fabulously unrestrained" [The Guardian], and they have diverted away from the traditional concert model by "creating the effect of a late night jamming session" [BBC Music Magazine]. This diversion from the traditional concert model is what is at the heart of this evening. Through the medium of these well-loved tunes, a story of the period is interwoven into the music making; creating a unique environment between audience and performer.
“The whole joyous evening was a liberation, carrying us back to a time when the terms 'classical' and 'folk' hadn’t yet been invented, and music was simply music.”
-- The Telegraph
Listen to the Alehouse Sessions
- October 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm