Methera

Contemporary music from ground breaking quartet Methera, with over ten years together and three highly acclaimed albums to their name.

Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.

The band is Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola). Together they combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise, and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling – chamber folk at its best.

John Dipper was brought up in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, and this is still where he lives and makes concertinas in the C&R Dipper & Son workshops.

Methera are playing Glemham Hall in Little Glemham, Woodbridge on Sunday 19 November, at 4pm. Tickets £10 adv. To book, Tel: 01728 746704 or visit www.wegottickets.com/event/418112 / www.methera.co.uk.