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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Dawson's literally peerless new album The Glass Trunk has bent listeners' minds far and wide too - as Alex Neilson described it in The Wire: "This remarkable album packs all these emotions and more into its 19 highly idiosyncratic and imaginative pieces…it's mingling of the incidental with the testimonial hopes and anxieties of all-but-forgotten people is profoundly affecting."
And if you've seen him live, you know there's no live performer quite like Richard, from the serial between-song belly laughs he induces to his unique angular guitar style and raw, soaring voice.
"The sense of place in Richard Dawson’s work is almost overwhelming. It’s not just in the clear love for stories, song, and community. It’s not the folk of enclosure or conservation, but of lived, shared, enjoyed experience." Tiny Mix Tapes
Support comes from Syrian-born, London-based kanun player Maya Youssef, who's singular, expressive style has seen her recently collaborate with the Elysian Quartet.
Check out Maya's YouTube Channel for more performances and interviews.
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Live Jazz Award winner in the
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