The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

The Unfinished Violin - carved by Richard S Howard, played by Sam Sweeney at York NCEM Rich and Dexter and I had a terrific night out this week at York NCEM to see Sam Sweeney perform his album The Unfinished Violin. Sam has put a superb band together for the show, with beautiful and powerful … Continue reading The Unfinished Violin at the NCEM

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

More late nights and early music…

We were lucky enough to see Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI play at York University last night as part of the NCEM Early Music Festival. Going to the concert was a dream come true. They did three well deserved encores and were so friendly and welcoming. Jordi showed us his 16 and 17th century viola … Continue reading More late nights and early music…