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Tradition now

Sam Amidon Extended Ensemble & Sounds Like Freedom

SUnday 6th october 2019

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Niall Vallely

Both Irish and African American musics have a long history of speaking out against oppression and injustice. The music in this collaboration will draw on both those traditions…

Tradition Now takes a unique look at progressive traditional music in a fast-moving Ireland, providing a platform for the most forward-thinking artists playing today.

A special double-bill that sees protest song, traditional music and jazz collide. Genre-bending multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sam Amidon presents a highly unpredictable programme of his own music with a cast of improvising musicians. We are delighted to welcome guitarist Marc Ribot to the ensemble for this performance. Ribot recently released Songs of Resistance. He set out to assemble a set of songs that spoke to this political moment with appropriate ambition, passion, and fury.

Niall Vallely unveils his new project with NYC power jazz combo, Harriet Tubman.

Presented by NCH in partnership with the Arts Council
Media partner The Irish Times
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Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon’s unique reworkings of traditional American folk music have always been collaborative in nature, bringing his innate connection to the high lonesome Appalachian sound in contact with improvising musicians and composers. In this concert Amidon draws the exploratory side of his music out even further, presenting his songs and fiddle tunes in the context of a bespoke ensemble of some of the UK and Ireland’s top jazz and improvising musicians. Amidon and company will dig deep into the hidden connections between disparate corners of the American musical diaspora and see what secrets are hidden therein.

Sam Amidon


 
Sounds Like Freedom

Sounds Like Freedom

“The seeds for “Sounds Like Freedom” were sown when I met up with guitarist Brandon Ross while we were on tour with Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson’s band in 2017. When I heard Brandon’s band “Harriet Tubman’s” fiery politically-charged music I thought that this could combine well with a long-cherished project that I had been contemplating - this was to create a musical celebration of the connections between the civil rights movements in Ireland and the US. Both Irish and African American musics have a long history of speaking out against oppression and injustice. The music in this collaboration will draw on both those traditions and I hope it will help to re-awaken some of the subversive spirit inherent in Irish traditional music.” Niall Vallely

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New to classical music and not sure what to attend?

We’ve picked the following concerts which offer popular classical music by well-known composers which you might recognize with a mix of orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups and piano duos to experience. Book a ticket for all four concerts and receive a 10% discount.

  • RIAS Kammerchor | Justin Doyle conductor | Bahar and Ufuk Dördüncü pianos - Sat. 23 Nov. 2019, 8pm
  • English Chamber Orchestra | José Serebrier conductor | Natalie Clein cello - Wed. 22 Jan. 2020, 8pm
  • Camerata Ireland | Barry Douglas piano/conductor | Lynn Harrell cello | Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin - Wed. 13 May 2020, 8pm
  • The Hallé | Sir Mark Elder conductor | Benjamin Grosvenor piano - Tues. 2 June 2020, 8pm

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To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday in 2020, we have picked the following concerts featuring Beethoven works. Purchase a ticket to all four concerts and receive a 10% discount plus priority booking on the Hugh Tinney Beethoven: Before and After Series as part of the NCH Chamber Music Series (to be announced).

  • Christian Tetzlaff violin | Lars Vogt piano - Sun. 10 Nov. 2019, 8pm
  • Emanuel Ax piano - Mon. 20 Apr. 2020, 8pm
  • Vienna Chamber Orchestra | Paul Lewis piano - Thurs. 30 Apr. 2020, 8pm
  • Camerata Ireland | Barry Douglas piano/conductor | Lynn Harrell cello | Dmitry Sitkovetsky violin - Wed. 13 May 2020, 8pm
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For fans of baroque music, we have picked the following concerts featuring baroque pieces. Purchase a ticket to all three concerts and receive a 10% discount off the total plus priority booking on the Irish Baroque Orchestra Series and the Malcolm Proud Harpsichord Series as part of the NCH Chamber Music Series (to be announced).

  • Bach Collegium Japan | Masaaki Suzuki conductor - Mon. 9 Mar. 2020, 8pm
  • Tenebrae | Aurora Orchestra - Sat. 4 Apr. 2020, 8pm
  • Joyce DiDonato mezzo-soprano | Il pomo d’oro | Maxim Emelyanychev conductor/harpsichord - Sat. 23 May 2020, 8pm
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