Southwell Music Festival Events

Public booking for the 2019 Southwell Music Festival is open. The individual events are listed below, with a link to online booking for each event.

To read a virtual copy of the 2019 programme, go here.


2019 Festival Playlist

You can now sample the music at this year’s Festival via a Spotify playlist, below. Either let it play through or scroll down the list and click play to listen to short extracts of each movement (click the cross on the top right of the pop-up advertising panel to go back to the sample list) – or sign up at Spotify for free to hear each full track:

Other Events in Southwell during the Festival

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Event Information:

  • Wed
    21
    Aug
    2019

    Late Night Folk

    2200-2300The Quire, Southwell Minster

    TICKETS AVAILABLE (click to book)

    What happens when you combine the genius of two highly regarded and highly individual musical talents – in this case the multiple BBC Folk Award-winning fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes, the BBC Jazz Award-winning, Mercury Music Awardnominated musician? Aidan was inspired to write a daily musical response to 365 Stories, the one-a-day short story collection by Man Booker-nominated Scottish author James Robertson. With Kit on harmonium and piano they began recording the result. Aidan says: “...the tunes are based in Scottish folk music; that’s my backbone, the place I come from, the traditional language I love ... Kit did complex and wonderful things with them [and] took them places I hadn’t imagined.” This concert will be a live performance of Volume 2 – their second selection of pieces whose haunting, meditative beauty will be perfect late night listening in the Quire.

    Aidan O’Rourke fiddle
    Kit Downes piano/harmonium

    Tickets £15 £10
    18 years and under £7.50 £5