Friday 4th January Salmanazar at Stamford Arts Centre
£9 (£7 conc.) Booking - Stamford Arts Centre 01780 763203
7.30 pm Workshop. 8.30 pm Bal
Cédric Martin, tireless virtuoso of the diatonic accordeon, is returning again to Stamford Arts Centre by popular demand for the 10th year. His annual visit to England has become an eagerly anticipated New Year fixture. This new trio of experienced musicians play very danceable and traditional French music exploring the roots of their respective instruments and giving them a new lively dimension - just the thing to lift the spirits and move the limbs into the New Year! The band includes some of the best traditional musicians in France. Everyone welcome, with or without partners, as beginners will be given a gentle introduction to the simple social and couple dances, and experienced dance partners will always be on hand.
Cedric Martin on diatonic accordion, Philippe Laussine on electric hurdy-gurdy and Sebastien Benoît on large and small bagpipes and whistles.