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Classical, jazz and folk influences merge into a beautiful unique landscape…

Welsh Marches based duo, BERESFORD & HAMMOND will be launching their new album ‘Each Edge of the Field’ at the Chapel on FRIDAY 30th JUNE, 7.30pm

‘A prime example of pure creativity’ The Musician. ‘Could very easily become habit-forming’ John Eyles All About Jazz.

 

Charlie Beresford (acoustic guitar/voice) – has been involved with classical, folk and improv projects with artists such as Russian free jazz prodigy Alexy Kruglov, Britfolk legend June Tabor, poet Ian McMillan and Judie Tzuke among others. As well as working as a solo artist with four albums to his name, he is a member of Fourth Page and works with cellist Sonia Hammond in a duo and trio format (with the addition of Carolyn Hume of Fourth Page). Sonia Hammond (cello) – was classically trained at Birmingham school of Music and the Royal College of Music, London and has since forged an eclectic freelance career. She has recorded with Chloe Goodchild, Barb Jungr, Babysnakes and Ennui and played in venues ranging from the rooftops of Timbuktu to the Camphill Communities of UK and Europe. Sonia is currently principal ‘cellist in the Brecknock Sinfonia and plays regularly with Castalia String Quartet and the Radnor Improvisers .

Come and hear them  ‘hone their craft as they carve out an increasingly distinctive niche in the world of improvised music’  Jazz Mann.

Tickets £12 on sale at The Art Shop & Chapel and online hereRead more…

PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS available, booking essential 01873 736430

 

newsCome and join us in celebration of the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year…with poets, writers, critics, artists, makers, musicians & singers. Events being held at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. The Chapel kitchen will be serving food all day everyday of the festival 10am-5pm. Visit our events page

 

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2All this week until Saturday 4th July the Chapel presents In audible: The Baroque Cello Project’ (part II). This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

A collaboration between sound artist Leona Jones, baroque cellist Siôn Dafydd Dawson, and contemporary dancer Laura Moy. An experimental multi-layered site-specific sound installation with performances centred on luthier Adam Winskill’s newly crafted baroque cello and the sounds of its making.

A unique arts project that melds the passion and excitement of highly contemporary performance with the precision and sensuality of Baroque period arts, and explores the complex relationship between sound, movement, silence and stillness.

There will be free performances on Friday 3rd July 12 noon and Saturday 4th July 12 noon and 3pm

…with additional impromptu free performances throughout the week.