Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show “Carols & Capers”.
Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember.
Of all the festive traditions, few have stood the test of time better than the Christmas carol. Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band know this more than most, having been inspired by the music of Christmas for the past twenty-five years. Now and for the first time, the very best of these have been brought together on one album. “The Best Of Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band” collects twenty two tracks from across their career. Along the way you will find a mixture of the familiar and the less well known, all presented in a most unique style.
With an extensive experience in folk, medieval, world and classical music between them, the singer and players guide us to exquisite places. Telling the Christmas story in a variety of ways, the likes of ‘I Saw Three Ships’, ‘While Shepherds Watched’, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ and ‘The Holly Ivy’ are revealed as versatile, striking pieces of music with words to match.
Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band – UK Tour Dates 2021:
- Tue 30th November – The Atkinson, Southport
- Wed 1st December – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
- Sat 4th December – The Kings Hall & Winter Garden, Ilkley
- >>> Mon 6th December – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – 01284 758 000 theapex.co.uk
- Tue 7th December – St Georges, Bristol
- Wed 8th December – The Corn Exchange, Exeter
- Fri 10th December – The Revelation, Ashford
- Tue 14th December – Cadogan Hall, London
- Wed 15th December – The Stables, Milton Keynes
- Thurs 16th December – Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
- Sun 19th December – Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
- Mon 20th December – Cheese & Grain, Frome
- Tue 21st December – St John The Evangelist, Oxford
- Wed 22nd December – Town Hall, Birmingham
Check the venue websites or carnivalband.com for further details.