The Fourth Day of Christmas – Appalachia Waltz

Welcome to Day Four of our 12 Days of Christmas series in which we are presenting twelve short highlights from the inaugural 2014 Southwell Music Festival.

The recording producer for our series is Alex Barnes who, with camera man Matthew Dove, recorded nearly every moment of the Festival.  Alex is also a professional cellist and found time to perform – as here in his own arrangement of Appalachia Waltz by the American fiddler, composer and music teacher Mark O’Connor. The violinist is Anna Croad.

More than half the events in the 2014 Festival were free and this performance was one of those events – part of Southwell Minster’s regular ‘Lunchtime in the Cathedral’ series.

Commenting on the Festival overall, one audience member said: “The whole festival was simply outstanding and I enjoyed every minute of it!  The programmes were so well thought out and the performers’ enthusiasm and wonderful playing and singing were SUPERB.”

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Please join us for the Festival’s London concert on Tuesday 3rd February and find out about the 2015 Festival programme when it is launched at Southwell Minster on Friday 13th March.  Details are in the Christmas newsletter (pdf download). The dates for the 2015 Southwell Music Festival are 27-31 August.

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