Friday, June 22, 2012
The New Scorpion Band ‘folk orchestra’ will be playing in Bideford on Saturday, June 30.
ONE of the most entertaining and original groups in British traditional music will be helping Bideford celebrate its Heritage Day on Saturday, June 30.
The New Scorpion Band is best described as a ‘folk orchestra’, led by Dorset singer Tim Laycock and performing upon a dazzling array of up to 30 different instruments throughout their concerts.
Their gig at the Baptist Church in Mill Street, Bideford, has been made possible through a joint effort between the Heritage Day organisers and Bideford Folk Festival.
In keeping with Heritage Day they will be playing Elizabethan and other early music, all given the inimitable New Scorpion Band magic and entertainment.
Expect virtuoso playing, rich vocal harmonies, sophisticated musical arrangements and a very distinctive sound, using instruments from the traditional violin through to Scots and Irish pipes, the English guitar, serpent and dulcimer among many others.
Supporting the band will be local singer songwriter Andy Knight performing a set of his own songs about Bideford, plus lively maritime group Shake a Leg.
Tickets are available at the door, from Blazey’s in Mill Street, by calling 01237 470792 or email email@example.com.
The show starts at 7.30pm, but as part of festivities on the day there is a chance to meet the band at 4pm in the Baptist church hall, plus roving musicians throughout and a lunchtime music and song session at the Joiners Arms.