Sunday 19th March, 7:30pm
The Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
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"Seriously stylish playing that's putting the sparkle back into the tradition"
- Verity Sharp, Late Junction BBC Radio 3.
The groundbreaking folk string quartet Methera is performing at Shipley's Kirkgate Centre on 19th March. Cellist Lucy Deakin has been living in Saltaire for over 10 years, and after a decade of touring in the UK and Scandinavia this is Methera's first concert in Lucy's hometown.
Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in the musical traditions of England, Sweden and beyond. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act.
In 2016 Methera celebrated their 10th anniversary the launch of their third album Vortex, which has received critical acclaim, a raft of good reviews and much airplay. A decade on from their first public appearance they are as captivating and innovative as ever.
Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is not only groundbreaking and familiar, but also sophisticated and earthy, enchanting and thrilling. Chamber folk at its best.
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