Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00.
June 22, 2022 at 7:30pm. Duration: 70 mins
St Magnus Cathedral, Broad Street, Kirkwall, Scotland, KW15 1NX
Lydia Gosnell Recorder
Caoimhe de Paor Recorder
Miriam Monaghan Recorder
Teresa Wrann Recorder
and Mediterranean folk music
The natural impulse to move our body to music has been documented as far back as our ancestors' ancestors. Throughout history, humans have danced to celebrate, to heal, to bond, to entertain, to exercise and above all, for fun! In this programme, Palisander present bespoke sets of dances from history, using a huge array of recorders, from 15cm to 2m in size, and including music spanning more than 1000 years.
The concert features two winning pieces inspired by dance by Jacob Fitzgerald and Delyth Naya, as a part of the National Centre for Early Music & BBC Radio 3 Young Composer's Award 2021. Alongside these, you will hear exotic traditional dances of the Mediterranean; a historic Queen of England’s pre-breakfast dance work out, and even dances performed as a historical antidote to a spider’s poison!
As well as traditional melodies recorded by history’s dancing masters, this programme includes music by Johann Sebastian Bach, John Dowland, Anthony Holborne & Matthew Locke.