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Purcell's Polyphonic Party | An Invitation to Dance

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An Invitation to Dance

by Purcell's Polyphonic Party

Nyckelharpa, viola d'amore, harpsichord all blended together with a plethora of instruments to create a danceable, listenable and beautifully baroque Playford dance experience.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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Album Notes
An Invitation to Dance
This is an album of music from John Playford’s English Dancing Master and contemporaries.  You can choose to put the album on just to listen and enjoy, but crucially, each track can be danced to. Repetitions and speeds have all been meticulously researched and included in the sleeve notes. So if you dance any sort of Playford, this is your Invitation to Dance. Our only concession has been to allow the introductions from time to time be on the indulgent side

Purcell’s Polyphonic Party:
PPP are a trio of musicians sharing a love of fine music from the baroque era. They also share penchant for tuning lots of different strings. Each musician brings a whole plethora of skills to the ball. 

Vicki: Nyckelharpas, Bagpipes, Recorder, Flute, Double Bass
Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays the various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa.  On leaving music college Vicki started down the long path of folk music and was only seen on rare glimpses back in classical orchestras. You’ll find Vicki now inhabiting the troll ridden forests playing her Swedish bagpipes and rooting out new tunes for the various breeds of nyckelharpa. Vicki holds the Zorn bronze award for the traditional playing of Swedish bagpipes and runs workshops and teaches the nyckelharpa around the UK.

John: Viola d’Amore
John grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England. His unique playing style, and his compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture. John started to play the viola d’amore for song accompaniment, and has developed his own tuning system which enables him to use drones and double-stops that would be impossible on a standard violin. He has recorded on several film soundtracks including the Hobbit, and also performs with The Emily Askew Band, Dipper Malkin, Patterson Dipper and Methera.

Jonny: Harpsichord, Piano, Guitars, Bouzouki, Citole
Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny’s outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Jonny has been singing and playing classical and choral music, soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember.



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