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Dodo Street Band

  • Settle Victoria Hall 24 Kirkgate Settle, England, BD24 9DZ United Kingdom (map)

Blows - Piers Adams
Scrapes - Adam Summerhayes
Bellows - Murray Grainger
Twangs - Malcolm Creese
Bangs - Cormac Byrne

This explosive band combines unbelievable fiddle virtuosity from international star Adam Summerhayes; outrageous brilliance from world number one recorder genius, Piers Adams; incredibly high-ABV insanity from accordion master, Murray Grainger; positively feverish power from bass legend, Malcolm Creese; and dazzling bodhran playing from king of folk percussion, Cormac Byrne.

Supporting the release of their first CD ‘Natural Selection’ the Dodos take audiences on a joyously wild musical odyssey, encompassing melodies from the shores of the Hebrides to the mountains of Eastern Europe - a famous Irish melody might take a wild Klezmer twist, an ancient Scottish wedding song is recast in a mesmeric soundscape that evokes the lonely island from which it came with gypsy tunes and Eastern European rhythms spiralling faster and faster - it’s impossible not to dance!

An amazing band … very, very impressive.
— fRoots
Superb instrumental quintet - jaw-dropping instrumental brilliance - five musical geniuses - breathtaking - remarkable - unsurpassed individual virtuosity - beautiful laments - stunning
— Recent press from Songlines, Morning Star, Folk Radio,, RnR


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