Trumpets, Trenches And Tributes
📅 Tuesday 27 November 2018
National Centre For Early Music
Trumpets, Trenches and Tributes: The Anglo-American alliance in the music of World War I by William Brooks. 18:00 - 19:30.
By some measures, the Great War was the most musical war in history. An astonishing amount of music was produced—especially in Britain and the United States—that rallied support at home, diverted troops at the front, and memorialised the sacrifices of so many.
In this lecture-recital, William Brooks, Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman trace some of the threads that linked—and distinguished—the transatlantic allies, from America’s smug neutrality, through rousing songs for vaudeville and music halls, to the sardonic parodies created by troops in the trenches—and beyond, to music created after the war, in remembrance. york.ac.uk
York Early Music Christmas Festival
📅 8-15 December 2018
York Early Music Christmas Festival brings the cream of Early Music performers from across the UK to celebrate the glorious music of Christmas in the festive surroundings of York. The York Early Music Christmas Festival is promoted by the National Centre for Early Music.
Box Office Tel. 01904 658338 ncem.co.uk
National Centre for Early Music
St. Margaret's Church, Walmgate
York, North Yorkshire
Emily Smith 'Songs Fro Christmas' Tour At NCEMYork
📅 Tuesday 18 December 2018
NCEM, St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
December 2018 sees multi award winning Scottish singer Emily Smith return to the road with her hugely popular Christmas show ‘Songs For Christmas’. Now in it’s eighth year the show is selling out venues across the UK bringing seasonal cheer to castles, churches and theatres across the land!
A winner of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Scots Singer of the Year and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee, Emily has established herself as one of the finest singers to come out of
Scotland in the last 15 years. She has toured all over the world and alongside her solo career has collaborated with musical greats such as Richard Thompson, Barbara Dickson, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
TV appearances include BBC Four’s Transatlantic Sessions and BBC One’s Songs of Praise.
Joining Emily on the ‘Songs For Christmas’ tour are Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie on guitars, fiddles and vocals and Ross Hamilton on bass and vocals. Special guest Kathleen MacInnes will also be joining
Emily at The Queen’s Hall show in Edinburgh. At the live shows audiences are invited to sing along with traditional carols, tap their toes to upbeat instrumentals or simply close their eyes and let
Emily’s evocative voice help them dwell on the joy and peace that Christmas can bring. www.emilysmith.org Photo Credit Laura Sparrow
Tickets £17/£15 conc. Tel 01904 658338