Zeto In The Kailyard / Cora Rose / Joycelyn Petti / Antony J Russo / Maaike Siegerist / Morag & Emily
Zetor In The Kailyard Thurs 28th Jan 2021
The Angus based folk duo Zetor in the Kailyard features Roddy Johnston on fiddle, pipes, vocals, guitar and cajon, and Kate Badcock on flute, sax and backing vocals. The band was launched in 2014, and since then they have played to audiences across Scotland, in pubs, folk clubs and festivals, touring regularly in Europe and England. The inspiration for their music comes from bringing the past into the present, singing songs from yesterday that still resonate today, whilst their live loops create colour, texture and a full sound, drawing on many different styles of music from punk to traditional, and inspired by dance music from all over the world.
Cora Rose Thurs 28th Jan. 2021
The world keeps me in wonder, and I experience it through song. My hope is to leave behind a body of work of my own music and collaborative recordings with musicians across the world. Blending cultures and backgrounds, we can show that diversity is beauty and our greatest strength.
Cora Rose is a singer-songwriter, performer, and producer originally from the USA. She began song writing at 7, performing at 12, and released her first album at 15. Her work has been used in film, theatre, and television, including NBC’s Parks and Recreation and the acclaimed documentary, Taming Wild. Her first original score garnered an Outstanding Achievement for Best Score from the Druk International Film Festival. She developed a song writing workshop program, which she has conducted in schools in both the United States and China for over 14 years. She is currently traveling 30,000 miles across North, Central, and South America with partner, José Luis Vilchez, creating art and music inspired by the Americas.
Joycelyn Petti Thurs 28th Jan. 2021
From the West Coast of Canada, Jocelyn Pettit is a vibrant fiddle player, stepdancer, singer, and composer.
With grace and passion, Jocelyn has toured across Canada, and in the US, the UK, and Europe. She has been described as “top-notch” (FolkWorld Magazine), and her stage presence “captivating…exceptional” (Tahoe Onstage). She has appeared on national television and radio, and received multiple award nominations, including “World Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Jocelyn recently graduated with a Master of Music Degree (Scottish Music), from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, and is working on her third album.
While in Scotland, Jocelyn met and joined musical forces with accomplished American cellist, Ellen Gira. Fusing together traditional and contemporary influences, they create powerfully uplifting and soulful music. Their instruments weave a dynamic, rhythmically driving and textured sound, with nuanced fiddle-cello interplay through delicate and fortissimo arrangements. They bring life and fire into their own original melodies, and high-energy tunes from Scotland, Ireland, North America, and Scandinavia – with Canadian stepdancing. Jocelyn and Ellen are keen to perform, and have been gracing stages and captivating audiences in both Canada and the UK.
Emily White & Morag Johnston Thurs 28th Jan. 2021
Morag Johnston is an internationally performing artist. She studied at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and at the Hochschule Für Künste, Bremen. She has been privileged to receive coaching from: Rachel Podger, Nicolette Moonen, Rachel Beesley, Kati Debretzeni, Alison McGillivray, Pavlo Beznosiuk and Frank de Bruine.
Recently, she recorded The Seven Last Words of Christ with conductor Hervé Niquet. She performs regularly with Ensemble Schirokko and The Corelli Orchestra. She has performed at Elbphilharmonie and The Globe Theatre, London. With her band, The Brewery Band, she appeared at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and with Northern Lights at The Utrecht Fringe Early Music Festival.
Emily White is professor of sackbut at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She also teaches trombone and sackbut at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Wells Cathedral School and co-directs the Huntly Summer School which she co- founded in 2010. She was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in the 2016 honours and became an affiliated solo artist to Conn-Selmer in the same year. Emily is a member of The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble (ECSE) who have two Gramophone award winners and a Diapason D’Or in their extensive discography. ECSE play internationally, performed their BBC Proms debut in 2013, and are especially known for their collaborations with vocal ensembles such as I Fagiolini and Alamire. The Spy’s Choirbook was voted Best Classical CD of 2014 in The Times, and won the Gramophone Award for Early Music in 2015.
Emily also plays baroque violin, and studied with Rachel Podger and Walter Reiter. She has been asked to play violin for I Fagiolini in 2017, in Italy and UK, performed Scylla and Charibdis – A Concerto in the Fantastic Style written for her by Rachel Stott in Redland, Los Angeles in June 2017. She plays fiddle in The Brewery Band who gave their debut recital in the Classical Transmissions series 2018.
Maaike Siegerist Thurs 28th Jan. 2021
Maaike Siegerist is a Dutch singer-songwriter, based in Bristol. With a love of jazz chords and melodies, she writes story-telling songs about travels and remarkable people. Her music has been played on BBC Radio 6 Music, and she won the song writing competitions of Glastonbury FM in 2018 and UWE Bristol in 2020. Maaike has performed in the UK and the Netherlands; past gig highlights include the Bristol Harbour Festival, Bradford Roots, and Delft Fringe.
Yangtze River Blues tells the story of a Chinese farmer whose land is flooded by the Yangtze River Dam.
Keep It in the Dark was written and sung together with Scottish singer-songwriter Catherine Rudie, and takes inspiration from the Japanese aesthetic idea that beauty lies in imperfections, in the shadows; turn on the light and it’s gone.
Bone Collector is my first single under the name Dora Lachaise, about the haunting of the British Museum. While creepy but cute at face value, underneath it questions whether it’s right to have other people’s mummies in our museums. Musically related to Danny Elfman soundtracks for Tim Burton movies.
Antony J Russo Thurs 28th Jan 2021
Anthony J Russo (AJ) is originally from St Charles, Missouri where his family has owned and operated a dance studio since 1974. Growing up in dance gave him a lot of stage experience from an early age, something that has shaped his approach towards entertainment today. He landed his first national tour with the international sensation, Tap Dogs, at the age of 17. He bought his first guitar when he went on the road and began his self-taught journey on tour buses and hotels around the world. Russo spent a decade living in NYC (2003-2013) where he was blessed with the opportunity to dance on stages such as Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall and continued to tour with several companies during these years, including The Bad Boys of Dance, Tap Dogs, and Cirque Du Soleil. As a professional Tap Dancer first and foremost, AJ makes his living as an entertainer. After a couple years living in Las Vegas, he started recording his first EP, “Comin’ Home”. Years of touring and traveling abroad influence the music he writes. With the closure of large scale events, Russo has carved out a one-man act as a musician and tap dancer and now makes a living performing locally in restaurants, pubs, wineries, and private events back in his home state of Missouri. When all the venues closed down, he put together a band called “The Drive-By Boys” and outfitted a flatbed trailer with batteries, a power inverter, and a full PA system to shows in front of people’s houses, in parking lots, and block parties. He is currently recording a full length album that he plans to release this Spring 2021 and is working towards a regional tour in the summer.
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