14 The Alehouse Sessions

, Start Time: 21:30, End Time: 23:00 Stromness Town Hall Church Road, Stromness KW16 3BA

BarokksolisteneBarroksolistene
Bjarte Eike
Violin/Director

An enormous hit across the world, the Alehouse Sessions – curated and devised by Bjarte Eike – is an ever changing and evolving insight into the music of the 17th Century tavern. It gives audiences a window into this tumultuous period through Purcell overtures, sea shanties, and Scandinavian folk songs thrown in for good measure.

Taking inspiration from Cromwell’s regime, under which theatres were forcibly closed, the Barokksolistene reimagine a time when culture was driven into the alehouses, where singing and playing coexisted with talking and drinking (and far less admissible things) as an evening’s activity. The result is a fusion of entertainment that relies as much onthe personalities of the musicians as their endlessly plural performance skills. The virtuosic instrumentalists are led by the irrepressible Bjarte Eike, part storyteller, part fiddler and part bandleader.

The Barokksolistene perform Purcell in St Magnus Cathedral in Event 19

Tickets (undreserved) £20 / Concessions £15
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Location Map

Stromness Town Hall

Church Road KW16 3BA

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Fiachra Garvey

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin I

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

Perfectly Pitched Percussion

15:30 - 17:00 , Stromness

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

O Duo

11:00 - 12:00 , Kirkwall

Danish Sinfonietta

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall

Michael Butten

15:30 - 16:40 , Birsay

Purcell's Playground

19:30 - 20:40 , Kirkwall

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

11:00 - 12:40 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Vesalii Icones

19:30 - 20:50 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

The Romantic Violin II

11:00 - 12:30 , Stromness

Intimate Accordion

13:00 - 14:00 , Kirkwall Pier

Red Note Ensemble in Rousay

19:30 - 21:00 , Rousay

Danish Sinfonietta in 'The Hup'

19:30 - 21:15 , St Margaret's Hope

Zoë Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Michael Butten in Westray

, Westray

Launch Party

, Kirkwall

Goldberg Variations Plus

22:00 - 23:10 , Kirkwall

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

Nocturnes and Moonlight

22:00 - 23:00 , Kirkwall

Revue Z

21:30 - 22:30 , Kirkwall

Zoë Martlew

21:15 - 23:00 , Skaill, Sandwick

Wrap Party

, Kirkwall

Sinéad Morrissey: Festival Poet

11:00 - 12:10 , Stromness

The Romantic Violin I

14:30 - 16:30 , Stromness

Perfectly Pitched Percussion

15:30 - 17:00 , Stromness

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

Yoanna Prodanova & Mihai Ritivoiu

11:00 - 12:40 , Stromness

Remains to be Seen - Johnsmas Foy Stromness

17:30 - 18:30 , Stromness

The Romantic Violin II

11:00 - 12:30 , Stromness

Launch Party

, Kirkwall

MAGFEST goes West

17:30 - 21:30 , Sandwick

The Alehouse Sessions

21:30 - 23:00 , Stromness

Tall Ship Tunes

17:30 - 18:30 , Kirkwall Pier

Wrap Party

, Kirkwall

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