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Quercus Feat: June Tabor

  • Friday 17 June 2016, 7.30PM to 9:30pm
  • Tickets: £20 (Concessions £18) NCEM Box Office 01904 658 338
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  • National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

National Centre for Early Music

Three of the UK’s most creative, multi award-winning musicians create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life’s work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, the trio Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere.

Winner of the BBC Folk Awards Singer of the Year, June Tabor rose to fame in the mid 1970s, working with the likes of Maddy Prior and the Oyster Band. Listed in the BBC’s 100 Jazz Legends, Iain Ballamy is one of the UK’s most widely celebrated jazz musicians and composers and pianist Huw Warren’s enticing music has led to collaborations with Maria Pia de Vito, Mark Feldman and Erik Truffaz. Together they create poignant music that forges June’s passionate voice with Iain’s mellifluous melodies and Huw’s off-kilter musicality, to tell of life’s bitter sweet tales.

About the performers

Quercus are:

June Tabor: voice

Iain Ballamy: soprano and tenor saxophones

Huw Warren: piano

Find out more about the National Centre for Early Music and the activities they organise at the NCEM website. 

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