Folk in the Nave - Dipper Malkin 2018

Jul 15 2018 19:30 - 21:30

St Lawrence's Ancient Church, Church Road, CR3 5RA Caterham

The Nave Gallery hosts:

Folk in the Nave


Dipper Malkin


After last year’s greatly enjoyed evening, The Nave Gallery is excited to welcome Dipper Malkin for Folk in the Nave.

Dipper Malkin - John Dipper (viola d’amore) and Dave Malkin (guitar/voice) - are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication.

Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.

With their highly-anticipated debut release, Tricks of the Trade, it is clear that Dipper Malkin realise that they are the lucky benefactors of previous generations’ invention, celebrating their inheritance through every note, whilst avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions.

“The greatest compliment we could think to pay to our ancestors, those responsible for this rich and fascinatingly idiosyncratic tradition, is to elevate the repertoire they’ve provided for us,” says Malkin, “It’s important to us both that we look outwards for inspiration. We aim to present work on a par with contemporary classical music in terms of its intrinsic artistic value, produced to the standard of a big-budget release, as thrilling and accurately executed as improvised jazz, but most importantly rooted in our tradition.”

“Following the contours of tunes with skill and precision, these two highly talented musicians frame traditional music in all its technicoloured glory. There aren’t many who can sculpt and carve music and song in this way. Their playing is both moving and thrilling, honing in on detail and throwing it wide to enjoy the bigger picture. And they do the greatest service to the tradition by writing new material to keep it alive.” Verity Sharp - Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
“Two hugely talented and creative musicians, a potent combination!” Folk Radio UK
“Sheer class…” Chris Wood

Enjoy an evening of inspired traditional folk music in the setting of the ancient church.

Refreshments will be available.

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