The Stargazer Society presents The Epic, Surreal and Rhapsodic MYTH & MUSIC CARAVAN with Iwan Kushka & BandStoryteller Iwan Kushka is joined by guitarist Myles de Gruyther and violinist Becky Doe (all three from everybody’s favourite Swing jazz band ’Skedaddle’), presenting his rambunctious rendition of “The Transposed Heads”, a marvellous Indian Legend in which two boys meet one girl and loose their hearts (and heads) in the process. An experience of rhapsodic scale, interlaced with an up-beat jazzy musical score. “There is something very akin to magic in his mastery of language, it follows a pattern which seems to be subconsciously known to all his listeners so that even when he begins to speak in another language the rhythm allied to his body language takes you with him so that you are still part of his story and it is part of you.” Gill O’Donnell, Settle Story Festival. Ticket Price: £8 (12+) BOOKINGS ONLINE (limited tickets) The Woodland Bar opens from 6.30pm (serving wine, beers, mixers, hot/cold soft drinks, homemade soup and our famous lollypop waffles) Showtime: 7.30pm (interval at 8.10pm) Hot water bottles, blankets and back supports provided (limited, so bring your own)
In Norway, the Lussinatten festival celebrates the longest night of the year. Legend has it that Lussi, a feared enchantress, punishes anyone who dares to work and, from Lussinatten until Christmas, spirits, gnomes and trolls roam the earth. Celebrate The Longest Night with devilish tunes, ancient Norwegian and English folk carols and other festive musical treats!
Award-winning Norwegian Hardanger fiddle player and singer, Benedicte Maurseth, SSAI’s director, Clare Salaman and harpist Jean Kelly, play hardanger fiddles, Swedish nyckelharpa, and clarsach (celtic harp). Their collaboration has resulted in a enchanting repertoire of songs, dances and instrumental pieces from Purcell and Playford to traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes and ancient songs.
Advance tickets £13 (under 18s £5) available from the Dartington Box Office (01803 847070).
Box Office opening hours 1pm - 7pm.
Tickets on the door £14/£5.
For more see totnesearlymusic.org.uk