Will Pound Band: A Day Will Come
Fri 20 May 2022 | 7.30pm
An uplifting celebration of the fruits of the free movement of European instrumental music. Swedish polska, Bulgarian rachenitsa and Irish jigs never let up the pace.
Acclaimed harmonica and melodeon player Will Pound is embarking on a musical journey across the states of the European Union, to discover and unveil the diversity and common ground of their traditional music and song. From the lively Swedish polska to the upbeat Italian tarantella, the lilt of the Irish jig, to buoyant French bourées, relentless rachenistas from Bulgaria and the rip-roaring Spanish jota – these tunes have travelled, evolved and merged as Europeans have enjoyed freedom of movement and expression, a shining example of the strength and joy in unity.
Together with Polish poet, Bohdan Piasecki, and a live band featuringScots Trad Music Awards Musician Of The Year Jenn Butterworth (Songs Of Separation, Kinnaris Quintet), multi-instrumentalist Jude Rees (Jim Moray, RSC, Pilgrims’ Way), bass player and beatboxer John Parker (Nizlopi) and stand-out fiddle player Patsy Reid (Breabach), join Will and be uplifted by the joyous sounds of the traditions of a continent and hear the stories and hopes of those affected by the politics of division.
‘A flat out genius harmonica player. One of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today.’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Age guidance: 12+