2017 in Music – Our Review

Looking back on the music highlights of the year there’s been some fabulous gigs we’ve seen, played at, or helped to organise and photograph. The photographs tell the story, click on an image in the gallery to see the full picture and scroll on... BBC’s Introducing Bowie Night, Blackbeard’s Tea Party in Goathland, Bob Wayne … Continue reading 2017 in Music – Our Review

Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Dexter here. Last night I went to the best gig I’ve ever been to! Me, my mum and dad went to see Kayhan Kalhor on the kamancheh playing with Fariborz Kiani on the tonbek at the National Early Music Centre. The night weaved in and out of rhythmic pizzicato and beautiful legato deep bowing. The … Continue reading Kayhan Kalhor by Dexter

Kayhan Kalhor

The three of us went to see the stunning Kayhan Kalhor & Ali Bahrami Fard at York NCEM. I like Dexter’s post here…

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Kayhan Kahlor and Ali Bahrami Fard Kayhan Kahlor and Ali Bahrami Fard

On Thursday 5th June I went to see Kayhan Kahlor in a church in the centre of York; the National Centre for Early Music. Kayhan plays an Iranian instrument called the Kamancheh. It is a Persian violin or Persian spike fiddle played like a small cello. He did a duet with a man named Ali Bahrami Fard who played a bass santur, which is like the in side of a piano and you hit strings with little hammers. The duet was an hour and a half with total improvisation. I sat on the front row.

The music was unbelievable it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen.

At the end he and Ali bowed and Kayhan smiled at me and they went off.

But…

I met him after the show he came and said hi he gave me a big hug…

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