14 The Alehouse Sessions

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

Bjarte Eike

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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