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Sat, 28 Oct


The Dance Studio, Prior's Field School

Dipper, Malkin, Moss & Moore Concert & Ceilidh

This ceilidh “supergroup”, together with the highly renowned caller Emma Wooders, will be sure to keep you dancing all night.

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Dipper, Malkin, Moss & Moore Concert & Ceilidh
Dipper, Malkin, Moss & Moore Concert & Ceilidh

Time & Location

28 Oct 2023, 20:00 – 23:00 BST

The Dance Studio, Prior's Field School, Priorsfield Rd, Godalming GU7 2RH, UK

About the event

An evening of sublime music and joyful dancing!

As part of the Folk Inspiration Big Workshop Weekend, we’re holding a concert and ceilidh with our four brilliant musicians/tutors, John Dipper, Dave Malkin, Archie Churchill Moss & Tom Moore.

Join us for our Big Workshop Weekend tutors' concert and ceilidh with John Dipper, Dave Malkin, Archie Churchill Moss & Tom Moore. They will be performing a short concert followed by a ceilidh with renowned caller Emma Wooders.

Dipper Malkin have earned a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. They are the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d’amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) 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.

“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

Tom Moore & Archie Moss are widely regarded as two of the best players and innovators in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation. Their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Now, having toured with some of the biggest and brightest acts in the British folk scene, they reconvene to perform as a duo.

Their second record (released 2020) is set to further unite the deep and resolute harmony of Moss’s accordion with the texture and flow of Moore’s viola; with droning, whirring, sparkling layers of electro-acoustic grit provoking a subtle complexity of palette. Whilst intrinsically borrowing from English and other European traditional dance form, sonically Moore and Moss have their heads firmly in the present, understanding the values of contemporary music and art making. The distinct pulse and intuition of trad-music haunts their playing as they continue to quietly reconsider English instrumental music, listening and responding to the world around them as much as their musical ancestors.

Emma Wooders has called at The Sidmouth Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Unicorn Ceilidhs, SHOCC, and the Meltdown ceilidh series. As a caller, Emma likes to draw her dances from a wide range of sources, reflecting her variety of dance interests from Playford to Contra and everything in between.

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