An evening with one of the world’s most celebrated hammered-dulcimer players and one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters: beautiful music and songs mixed with spoken word and “lyrics that avert your gaze to the sky”
Ten Steps "is both extraordinary and beautiful. I strongly recommend you try and see this tour if you can, it will be one of a kind." Folk Radio UK
"Ten Steps and these two artists are enough to swell your soul and soothe your ears. As they say, ‘let the rhythm guide you’.” Arts Culture Mag
English singer-songwriter, composer and spoken word artist Dan Whitehouse and one of the best hammered dulcimer players in the world Max ZT step out together from behind the glass in November for a series of special shows in a selection of the UK’s coolest acoustic environments.
"Force of nature”, Brooklyn’s Max ZT, is an innovator of his instrument. His unorthodox playing and bold experimental style have led him to be described as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” (NPR). This, his first solo UK tour, sees him pushing the boundaries even further as he embraces the spoken word, soulful singing, and “lyrics that avert your gaze to the sky” (BBC Radio 6) of award-winning Black Country singer-songwriter Dan Whitehouse.
Both artists were selected to represent their countries in the international Global Music Match project back in May, when Dan found himself in lockdown in Japan. The pair collaborated online - interweaving poetry and song with music that fuses multi-cultural roots and traditions - to create a truly compelling and innovative sound.
Doors 7pm music from 7.30pm
Tickets are £7 / £10 / £14
There are no road stalls or road closures in Totnes this Christmas however on Tuesday 7th, 14th and 21st December there will still be some late night shopping from a variety of local shops including China Blue and the Shops at Darlington out of town; a Christmas Market on the Square, a classic Christmas movie at Totnes Cinema with mulled wine and mince pies, plus lots more at the Mansion including a craft market, food from Pizza Pirates and Edgy Veggie, music from Jamming Station, and Totnes Bike Hub CIC. If you would like a stall contact email@example.com
At St Mary’s Church there will be music, stalls, angels, community banners and refreshments. If you would like a stall/table or the opportunity to play some music on one of these evenings please get in touch with Fr. Jim by e-mail or phone (07775356652 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
. These sessions will be hosted by Totnes Heritage Trust, Friends of St Mary's and the Unity in Diversity inter-faith project. Proceeds will go towards the 'Transform St.Marys' project. So also a great opportunity to talk about plans for the interior of the church.
All of this plus lots of events at The Barrel House and music and mulled cider at The Bay Horse from 7.30pm.
Tuesday 7th December: JAZZ, The Drat Pack Three
Tuesday 14th December: FOLK, Winter Shenanigans
Tuesday 21st December: FUNK, Schofield Duo
Please support our wonderful independent businesses by shopping local this year.