Sat, 24 Sept | Upstairs@TheGather

The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo, joined by poet Jessie Summerhayes (as the trio Words of A Fiddler’s Daughter)

The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo, joined for part of the evening by poet Jessie Summerhayes (as the trio Words of A Fiddler’s Daughter). The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo is fiddle player Adam Summerhayes ("Paganini of the traditional violin.” fRoots) and master accordionist Murray Grainger.
The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo, joined by poet Jessie Summerhayes (as the trio Words of A Fiddler’s Daughter)

Time & Location

24 Sept, 19:00
Upstairs@TheGather, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator CA23, UK

About the Event

The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo, joined for part of the evening by poet Jessie Summerhayes (as the trio Words of A Fiddler’s Daughter).

The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo is fiddle player Adam Summerhayes ("Paganini of the traditional violin.” fRoots) and master accordionist Murray Grainger. "Two virtuoso musicians playing some of the most startling and original music you will ever encounter. Compelling, exciting and utterly original" Phil Beer Everything they do has an improvisatory focus, so each recording and each performance is uniquely magical, whether springing from a single unplanned note or a trad tune. They first discovered their rare and magical connection instantly on stage when Murray was invited to dip for an Edith Piaf Trio gig. “We were immediately able to play as if it was our 1000th gig, not our first”, says Murray. This connection comes across in their live sets: "I could almost feel a superpower between the two of them.” Musomuso.com Since forming in November 2019 the prolific duo have recorded three albums - Untold, The InCider Sessions, Genius Loci 1: White Peak. Their fourth - Genius Loci 2: The Valley Of Iron will be released on Friday, March 25th 2022. This new 'Genius Loci' (spirit of place) album won Arts Council funding for a multimedia project taking inspiration from the ironstone mines on the North Yorkshire Moors (Genius Loci 2 is part of that), combining stunning drone and still-camera footage. Adam and Murray set off on foot until they happen upon a spot where the spirit of place pulls upon their musical antennae. Once they have set up to record, they allow the landscape and the ’spirit of place' to inspire them, and the first note of an entirely new piece of music is played. Genius Loci 2: White Peak was filmed and recorded in Derbyshire's Peak District. Genius Loci 1: The Valley of Iron was  Album reviews: "I became utterly bewitched by the beauty of what Summerhayes and Grainger had created. It could justifiably be described as a folk symphony, possessing cyclical completeness yet creating a form that is, at once, both elemental and pastoral.” Fatea Magazine “A work of startling, immediate beauty” Folk Radio UK  “Grainger’s accordion with Summerhayes’s fiddle is especially beautiful.” Songlines   "free-flowing, ambitious and fiercely creative..” The Strad  During lockdown they also: - ran several online series - including an InCider Scoop Folk Show - e.g.  - devised an ingenious way of playing in sync together, online  - made an animated film  - were commissioned to write the music for BBC Radio 4’s drama adaptation of Lud-In-The-Mist (which aired October 2021)  - featured in November’s Folk On Foot series and podcast More info and bios: www.theciderhouserebellion.com The Ciderhouse Rebellion VIDEOS The Whitby Rose https://youtu.be/JWQ_fE59yRc The Skinny Orphan https://youtu.be/fzovEs7RcdA NB  LIVE Sample https://youtu.be/8cE1EKKkKW0 LIVE Genius Loci - Spirit of Place - episode one -  https://youtu.be/-CD3DazRYj4 Derbyshire’s White Peak  ***** TRIO - Worlds of a Fiddler’s Daughter www.fiddlersdaughter.com The Ciderhouse Rebellion the duo team up with poet Jessie Summerhayes (recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Power Lines) for a mix of spoken word with Jessie’s folk tone poems, plus  Adam and Murray’s spontaneous music as a backdrop. IMMERSIVE AND CINEMATIC FOLK-TONE-POEMS WOVEN BETWEEN AND AROUND SPONTANEOUSLY CREATED MUSIC. Jessie’s words are steeped in the same history and folklore that flows through the music of her father, inhabiting the protagonists and landscape of her beloved North East of England with her fresh and timeless voice. As she continued to produce meticulously researched poems, also drawing on the historical records and literary creations of the early-medieval period — The Magna Carta, the writings of The Venerable Bede, the Norse Sagas — it became clear that this body of evocative work should stand alone, and Words From a Fiddler’s Daughter was born.

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