Sat 8 Feb: Windborne from US

£10.00£32.00

St Luke’s Church, Hatfield Road/Wellsway, BATH BA2 2BD

Sat 8 Feb 10:30am to 5pm
Workshop 10:30am – 3:30pm
Windborne concert 4:15 – 5pm

Registration from 10:10am

Workshop & concert £32 | Students £16

Concert-only ticket £10

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We are thrilled to be hosting Windborne again in Bath following their hugely successful workshop and concert last year.

Stunningly powerful vocal harmony… Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today

Spectacularly good, utterly brilliant…

The best musical discovery of the year

Windborne specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between dramatically different styles of traditional music. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.

They will teach songs from their American roots, songs of protest and freedom from their album Song on the Times and folk songs from other cultures collected on their travels. The workshop is open to everyone and all the songs and harmonies will be taught by ear by Jeremy, Lynn, Will and Lauren. To round off the day in style, we will become the audience and Windborne will perform for us. Concert-only tickets are also available.

Parking There is free on-street parking close to St Luke’s on Bloomfield Road and the Wellsway. MAP

Lunch You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat either in the church or in the garden. There are also cafes and food shops within 5-10 minutes walk.

Description

Windborne

Praised for the purity of their voices, strength of their material and attention to detail in their arrangements, Lauren, Lynn, Will and Jeremy share a vibrant energy on stage and in their workshops. Their connection to each other and to the music is clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

The singers

 

Lynn and Will Rowan have been teaching and performing together for over ten years. Having traveled all over Europe learning traditional polyphonic music from master singers, a deep love and understanding of harmony infuses everything they do. They teach regularly for Village Harmony and Revels North, and have performed around the world as musical ambassadors for the US with Windborne. Lynn and Will are passionate about teaching music, and have taught singing workshops on four continents. Their energetic teaching style focuses on using your natural voice to sing traditional folk songs and polyphonic music from around the world.

Lauren Breunig sang with Village Harmony for many years and travelled with their first study program to Corsica. Since then, she has toured with Northern Harmony in the US, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, and Switzerland. She has also sung with Hallowell, a hospice choir that sings at the bedsides of individuals nearing the end of life. Currently, she works as a circus artist and teacher, performing on aerial fabric, trapeze and in partner acrobatics.

Jeremy Carter-Gordon joined Windborne in 2013, rounding out the group with bass notes and more banjo. Jeremy holds a MA in dance anthropology, and is a bit of a dance nomad, from studying Swedish folk dance at the Erik Sahlström Institute in Sweden to traveling across Europe on a Watson Fellowship, collecting sword dance traditions. He is well-known in the folk music and dance community for his singing and dancing, has toured Europe performing with Northern Harmony, and has taught traditional music and dance on five continents.


Cancellation policy If you cancel your booking and your place is re-sold to another singer, we can offer a refund minus £5 admin charge after the event.


 

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