Date: 26 Feb 2020
Cost: Workshop + Concert £16 Workshop/Concert only - £9
Details: 7pm - 10pm
Location: St Margaret's CHurch, Rufford Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE
Run by: Carol Donaldson
Workshop and concert with internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne from Massachusetts , USA.
Workshop 7pm -8:30pm. Concert 8:45pm – 10pm
“A quartet the likes of which I haven’t seen since… Coope, Boyes and Simpson, the Watersons, or The Voice Squad. Just absolutely phenomenal!”
-BBC Traveling Folk
WINDBORNE is a group of ‘vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert’.
From the same ‘stable’ as Northern Harmony, they will be teaching and singing songs from their album ‘Song on the Times‘, sharing working class songs for peoples’ rights, sung for the struggles of today.
“The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony in the tradition of the Watersons, The Voice Squad, and Coope, Boyes, and Simpson, Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today”-Brian O’Donovan, National Public Radio
“Some of the finest singers of protest and folk music that I have ever heard…One of the Best Albums of 2017! ” -SingOut! Magazine
Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.
But there’s another, crucial dimension to Windborne. They are adherents to folk music’s longtime association with social activism, in particular its ties to the labor and civil rights movements and others that champion the poor, the working class, and the disenfranchised. Their latest project, SONG ON THE TIMES, is a songbook and album of songs of social struggle from the past 400 years, sung for the struggles of today’s world.
Book in advance via email or pay on the door.