Three Cane Whale
Highly acclaimed multi-instrumental acoustic trio, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre, whose spare, intricate compositions combine ancient folk with modern classical ideas.
Saturday 27 April, 8pm
Tickets: £15/ £33 with delicious Café Sladers dinner from 6.30pm.
Please call 01308 459511 to book.
As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, uplifting and elegiac in equal measure, their music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).
Paul Bradley(Scottish Dance Theatre) – acoustic guitar, miniature harp
Pete Judge (Get the Blessing) – trumpet, cornet, rotary-valve tenor horn, dulcitone, harmonium, chimes, glockenspiels, lyre-harp
Alex Vann (Spiro) – mandolin, bouzouki, bowed psaltery, tenor banjo, zither, hammered dulcimer
Expect a stage strewn with upwards of 15 instruments (some familiar, such as trumpet, mandolin, & acoustic guitar; some beguilingly unusual, including the eerie bowed psaltery & a late-Victorian Scottish acoustic keyboard called the Dulcitone), allowing for some striking multiple instrumental combinations and an overall soundworld unlike any other.
See three cane whale play Gurney’s Oak on Vimeo