A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing on Tour in Northern Ireland
23 Nov 2015
A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing on Tour in Northern Ireland

The Ark & Music Network are delighted that Moving on Music are presenting last years hugely successful festive show on a short tour of five Northern Ireland venues.

With a dynamic blend of original music from composer Brian Irvine, improvisation and audience interaction, this is an intimate and alternative festive show. With a musical atmosphere that feels part circus, part Tim Burton, the show will explore the magic and mystery of all things snowy with favourite memories of winter and some new ones too.

Coming together to perform the music are four virtuoso musicians with an eclectic repertoire of classical, contemporary, jazz and improvising music – whose mission is to explode your world with music! Pianist Matthew Bourne is one of the brightest lights on the UK jazz scene, a free improviser and wild musician. Joining him is Matthew Sharpe, a cellist that likes to sing and talk while playing cello - a walking circus, brimming with energy. The one man percussion orchestra that is Alex Petcu on marimba performs a blend of exotic timbres, pulsing rhythms and interwoven melody lines. Anchoring this wonderful interplay between the four instruments is bass clarinettist Paul Roe, a steady pair of hands and one of Ireland's most distinguished contemporary musicians.

The tour is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the Northern Ireland Music Touring Programme.

For full tour details, go to www.movingonmusic.com

The Tour Back to Top

Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Mon 23 Nov @ 10.30am
028 4461 0747

Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
Tue 24 Nov @ 10.30am
028 8676 9949

Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady
Wed 25 Nov @ 10:30am
028 7776 0650

Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Thu 26 Nov @ 11am
028 8224 7831

An Coire, Maghera
Fri 27 Nov @ 11am
028 7954 9978

First performed at The Ark, Dublin in November 2014. Back to Top

A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing was originally commissioned and produced by Music Network and The Ark and funded by The Arts Council / An Chomháirle Ealaíon.