Shovel Dance Collective London, UK. Follow. Nurturing a passion for the folk musics of the British Isles and Ireland with experimental tendencies, they explore the ways in which traditional music holds queer histories, proto-feminist narratives and the voices of working people.
The nine-piece Collective explore how folk song can transition between “the particular and the general,” offering meaning to both individuals and their personal circumstances, and the wider human condition.
They are simultaneously traditional and experimental, seeing folk music not as an archaeological artefact to be unearthed, but as a living communal activity, inviting and generous to those it speaks to.
Part of their new album tour, ‘The Water is the Shovel of the Shore’ that comes out December 1st, described as “one of the most impressive traditional folk albums we’ve heard all year. An awe-inspiring mix of history, ballads, found sounds and musique concrète,” Tradfolk
***** Buzz Magazine
Tickets available from Spring Bank Arts Mon to Fri 9:30-12:30 01663 308202, on the door and online.
Doors and Bar open 7pm
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