Horses Brawl's take on folk and early music

TONY COOPER Norfolk-based duo Horses Brawl - Laura Cannell (recorders, fiddle, crumhorn) and Adrian Lever (guitar, bowed guitar) - return to the King of Hearts, Norwich, this Saturday.

TONY COOPER

Norfolk-based duo Horses Brawl - Laura Cannell (recorders, fiddle, crumhorn) and Adrian Lever (guitar, bowed guitar) - return to the King of Hearts, Norwich, this Saturday, November 11 (7.30pm), to perform a programme of re-worked traditional and Renaissance dance music as well as a new arrangement of Vivaldi's La Notte (The Night) concerto, originally written for recorder and string orchestra.

The duo will be joined by guest musicians - harpsichordist Carolyn Gibley (Brook Street Band) and baroque cellist Tabitha Tuckett (Concentus VII) - for this one-off concert.

Since releasing their debut album in October 2005, Horses Brawl have been causing quite a stir with their original take on folk and early music. They have been heard on Radio 3 and featured as editors' picks in the national press as well as touring England.

This summer they performed at the Windsor Festival, the Whitechapel G allery and the National Theatre. They are now embarking on their autumn/winter tour and will be appearing at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall supporting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment later this month followed by a date at Bungay's recently-opened Fisher Theatre.

Their roots are, however, firmly in Norfolk which is reflected in their new single which features the Norfolk fiddle tune - Shave the Donkey - as well as melodies from the 14th century French composer/poet Guillaume de Machau. Visit www.horsesbrawl.co.uk Tickets £9, concs £6, telephone 01603 611412

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