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WÖR – Back to the 1780’s!
February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm£10
Almost 300 years ago, musicians from around Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Leuven decided to write down their favourite music. As time passed the music was left to gather dust, along with the faded manuscripts… That is, until now!
With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th Century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their innovative arrangements and superb musicianship shine an inventive spotlight on these long forgotten tunes. Playing saxophone, fiddle, accordion, guitar and bagpipes, five young Belgian musicians will rock your socks off and stir your soul.
WÖR have released two albums, Back to the 1780’s and Sssht and have toured extensively throughout Europe and America, as well as packed village hall in Somerset in January 2019. “Wör’s album is brilliant. It’s very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way.” Sam Sweeney, BBC Radio 2
Support for this show is provided by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in the United Kingdom.