Ear Trumpet Music presents a magical, intimate, sit-down gig of insuring Folk and Acoustic music
A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the 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).
Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer’s “Hidden Gems Of 2013”, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s 20 Essential Folk Albums.
These include works by Cornish-based feature-film director Brett Harvey, BAFTA-winning animator Emma Lazenby in collaboration with shadow-puppeteer Eleanor Glover, installation artists Kathy Hinde and Reuben Knutson, TV director Mark Taylor with Paul Hill & Duncan Fraser, cinematographer Adam Laity, acclaimed visual artist John Minton (who’s worked with Portishead and Get The Blessing, amongst many others), Finnish-based dance-filmmaker John Collingswood, award-winning scriptwriter and filmmaker Ollie Cullen, and ‘architectural’ animator Peter Northcott.
Expect the unexpected at every turn: star turns from landscapes in Dartmoor, Cornwall, North Wales, Bavaria, Finland, Norway and beyond; cutting-edge animations of epic and intimate proportions; joyous shadow-puppetry; even alfresco contemporary dance.
Come and catch an intimate semi-acoustic multimedia performance in The Wardrobe Theatre!
‘Impressively original’ The Guardian
‘A magical journey’ Songlines
‘Simply beautiful’ R2