From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 06 March 2007 15:01
Subject: June Tabor - Gulbenkian

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June Tabor

With Andy Cutting and Mark Emerson

 

Saturday 24 March 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury

 

An unusual opportunity to hear June Tabor in performance with brilliant box player Andy Cutting.

It has long been June's ambition to put Andy in an accompanying role where he has the opportunity not only to float serenely but also groove as only a Cutting can. And with Mark Emerson providing the perfect balance, weaving in poignant piano and viola, the result is... simply gorgeous. Much of the material is traditional, eg. April Morning, The Rigs of Rye, and is augmented with songs from writers such as Lester Simpson, Maggie Holland, Les Barker, Robert Burns and Geoffrey Chaucer.... and of course sublime tunes like Andy's History Man, and those haunting melodies from Playford that 1651 do so well. She'll sing unaccompanied too.

"A June Tabor concert is a unique musical experience offering not just a magnificent warm, brooding voice, a string of beautiful meditative contemporary and traditional songs, brilliant, knowing accompaniment ........but also a mutual sense of involvement that brings singer and listener together. June Tabor takes you inside a song...and once you've been there, you want to come back for more" The Scotsman

June Taborís beguiling new CD Apples is a typically striking collection of traditional and contemporary song sung with the exquisite command for which Tabor has become renowned over the past 30 years.

The accompanists who contribute so much to the special musical atmosphere of Apples are a trio with the collective identity of 1651, known for their Cast a Bell album (Beautiful Jo Records) - accordionist Andy Cutting, violist and pianist Mark Emerson and double bass player Tim Harries, all of whom have been heard on parts of Juneís previous albums, but not as they are here.

Tickets £14 Concs £12

Booking Office 01227 769075

On line bookings www.gulbenkinatheatre.co.uk

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Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
01227 827956