Monday 9 November 2020

Dancing Folk: Jeff Moore's homage to Percy Grainger played by amateur and professional musicians across the globe in aid of Help Musicians

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The Musicians for Musicians project, which aims to raise funds for Help Musicians, has released a new track as a follow up to the album Many Voices on a Theme of Isolation. Dancing Folk is a single, new folk-inspired piece by Jeff Moore which Moore describes as a tribute to the music of Percy Grainger except that in Moore's new piece, all the folk-tunes are fake and invented by Moore! The result is a delightfully engaging tribute to the sheer joy of music making, and you can dance to it too.

The work is played by an on-line ensemble of both amateur and profession musicians from across the globe, including members of BBC Concert Orchestra, LSO, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Carducci Quartet, Piatti Quartet, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of London Sinfonia, Sinfonia Viva, BBC NOW, West End shows such as Phantom of the Opera and The Book of Mormon, all conducted by Timothy Redmond.

Full details from the Dancing Folk website, and the single is available from Bandcamp.

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