Saturday 7 September 2013
Supper from 6.30pm. Music from 9pm
A chance to hear award-winning young musicians in one of the most exciting new orchestral folk bands.
Tickets are £10 for music only, £25 with supper before.
Please call 01308 459511 to book.
Arlet’s music is located somewhere between the folk club and the chamber music hall. Propelled by the restless creativity of accordionist and composer, Aidan Shepherd, it has been said that their sound brings together the primary colours of the orchestra – strings, woodwind and brass. Drawing on and using as a point of departure the long revered inspiration of the British folk music tradition of rhythmic intensity and joyful melodicism, Aidan Shepherd gives us his own unique richly sculpted and textured blend of harmonious music. With his own fresh take on the genre we are as delighted by the freshness of the music as struck by its timeless pastoral quality.
Part chamber quintet with its hair down, part rural pub session band, Arlet could be compared with The Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Spiro of Bristol. Like Spiro, Arlet has a knack for arranging folk melody which draws on the work of post 1960’s minimalist composers (Reich, Glass et al) and which gives more than a nod to the joyous zest of Terry Riley.
Listen to Arlet here.