EarthSouNZ presents an innovative programme of music for Violin and Cello, featuring Alastair Savage and Tom Rathbone.
Many will recall Alastair's delightful and popular concerts at the Drake in 2016 and 2017 when he played and told stories around the history of Scottish Fiddle Music. Tom has been a regular cellist with the Drake Ensemble.
The programme well commence with the Bach solo cello suite in D MInor (no.2) followed by some traditional Scottish tunes roughly contemporary with Bach, the idea being to demonstrate Bach's influence in Scotland.
For the second half the duo will play some Breton folk tunes and a suite of folk idiom tunes written by Alastair and collaborated on by both players to hone the final product, called Scenes of Liberation. The general themes of this are 2nd World War Northern France, remembrance and hope.
As usual the Drake will offer a 20% discount off the Gastropub menu in the Bar downstairs.