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English Harp Project launch concert

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English Harp Project Launch // Owl Light Trio double bill

Weds 20th April 2022, 7.30pm concert, doors 7pm

Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles' Oxford OX1 3LW

The concert is 2 x 45 mins and there will be an interval with non-alcoholic refreshments.

Socially distanced seating - Please wear a mask

This special double bill features two Oxfordshire bands playing playful and intricate folk music from the British Isles. Steph West launches her English Harp Project in the first half, and the much loved Owl Light Trio finish the second.

💫 English Harp Project

Q: What do you do when you fall in love with playing folk harp but there's no tradition in your country?
A: Explore the music, adapt it for harp and share it with everyone!
Steph West is bringing alive the joy and energy of playing English trad on the harp through lively jigs, cheeky hornpipes, melancholy slow airs and evocative songs. This project celebrates the rich and varied styles of English traditional music whilst placing the rippling sound of harp at the forefront. Featuring expansive piano accordion from Tom Evans (Understory, Shooting Roots) and vibrant fiddle from Matt Coatsworth (Boldwood, Warleggan Village Band), Steph invites you to geek out on England’s musical traditions whilst being swept along with the flow of the show.



💫 Owl Light Trio are Jim Penny on concertina, Jane Griffiths on fiddle and viola and Colin Fletcher on guitar. All three musicians have deep roots in traditional music, share a passion for tunes from Ireland, the UK and Brittany, and draw upon their combined influences to create complex, compelling and heartfelt arrangements. Between them they have performed and recorded with Maddy Prior, Nancy Kerr, Tim van Eyken, Red Dog Green Dog and Duotone. Owl Light Trio has performed at Oxford, Sidmouth, Shrewsbury, Tandem and Klangrausch folk festivals. Their debut album ‘Owl Light’ was described by fRoots as “A fine CD of beautifully-crafted music that is both memorable and clever”

Covid measures at this concert

In light of the current situation, we've decided on the following measures. We'd really appreciate your help to keep everyone safe.

Please wear a mask
This includes when seated for the concert. We will have masks on hand if you have forgotten one. We understand some people are medically exempt and can't wear a mask.

Please stay home if you feel unwell
Please don’t attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Get in touch with with your ticket receipt and she will arrange a refund for you. You can also use to reallocate your tickets to a friend.

Socially distanced seating
We’re selling this concert at two thirds capacity to allow for social distancing between groups.

We will be ventilating the room before the concert, during the interval and after the second half.

Thanks in advance for your help, we're really looking to playing for you!

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