IT’S A FEAST OF FOLK FOR FANS

Aly Bain and co will be performing a folk gig at Derby's Robert Ludlam Theatre
Aly Bain and co will be performing a folk gig at Derby's Robert Ludlam Theatre
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There will be a rare treat for folk fans on Saturday, October 31 at Darley Abbey’s Robert Ludlam Theatre.

Appearing there from 8pm will be Scotland’s Aly Bain, Sweden’s Ale Moller and America’s Bruce Molsky.

Aly Bain is Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler. His playing is unique - driving, impassioned and pure - with a vibrant, unmistakable tone that has earned him a following of ardent fans throughout the world. 

His most recent collaboration with Swedish multi-instrumentalist, Ale Möller, created the album Fully Rigged, a celebration of shared Nordic heritage.

Completing the line-up is Bruce Molsky, who has also explored traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades.

Aly Bain began a life of intensive playing, recording and travel that continues to this day, which has led to an appreciation and mastery of many kinds of fiddle music.

He was awarded the MBE for services to folk music, and is the musical director of the legendary BBC 4 Transatlantic Sessions.

Ale Möller found his roots in Swedish folk music by way of first falling in love with the sounds of Greece. En route he became a master of the bouzouki and a multi-instrumentalist with a lot of different flutes in his belt.

Bruce Molsky is one of the most influential old-time fiddlers around. He is also a remarkable guitarist, banjoist and singer. His high-spirited music melds the archaic mountain sounds of Appalachia, the power of blues, and the rhythmic intricacies of traditional African music.

They took the folk world by storm on their 2013 tour, and this time around is proving just as successful.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01332 255800, at www.derbylive.co.uk, and via the ticket hotline on 01773 853428.