This November, Mr McFall’s Chamber performs three programmes drawing influence from as far afield as Argentina, Poland and South Uist, collaborating with fabulous artists from folk, world and classical roots.
‘Maverick ensemble Mr McFall’s Chamber have the knack of taking audiences on insightful musical journeys’ The Scotsman
sound: Scotland’s new music festival
Sat 1 Nov 2014, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
When McFall’s teamed up with Creative Producer Amble Skuse in early 2014, the Remembered/Imagined gigs earned the band a description from The Scotsman as ‘fearless innovators…at a centre of a web of influences’
This programme of new music inspired by Scottish traditional culture tours to the leading Scottish contemporary music festival, sound, with actor Angus Peter Campbell, Gaelic singer Maeve Mackinnon and Amble Skuse on live electronics.
Wed 26 Nov 2014, Jam house Edinburgh
Thu 27 Nov 2014, Brunton Theatre
A thrilling exploration into the intricacy and intrigue of tango music and dancing
Each November, McFall’s invites its friends from across the tango world to gather for a show of authentic Argentine music and milonga.
Great classic tango tunes sit alongside Astor Piazzolla’s music, a vivid combination for those that enjoying sitting and listening with a glass of wine and for those that want to take to the dance floor. Stunning professional dancers Ricardo Oria and Jenny Frances showcase the beauty of Argentine tango and lead the milonga sets. Pre-concert tango dance classes with them start at 6pm before each gig and are free to all ticket holders.
‘Full of fire and passion…there was practically steam rising from the stage’ The Scotsman
Dancing under the Shadows
Sat 29 Nov 2014, Stirling Tolbooth
Sun 30 Nov 2014, Beith Arts
The McFall’s strings join with pianist Simon Smith to recreate the lavish nightclub scene of Eastern European dance bands in the mid-twentieth century.
In the twenties and thirties Argentine tango took the whole world by storm, but nowhere more so than Poland, where songwriters and dance band leaders wrote their own tango numbers and, during the 30’s, developed a specifically Polish style.
Creative Producer Amble Skuse has been recognised by a nomination from PRSF for this year’s British Composer Awards for her new piece as part of the Remembered/Imagined programme.
NMC Recordings has released our live recording of Errollyn Wallen’s fabulous piece ‘Are you worried about the rising cost of funerals’. McFall’s performed the song cycle with soprano Susan Hamilton as part of the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial project. Buy from only 79p!