Russian Evening

19 08 2010

with Don Cossack Balalaika and The Ideal Band
Saturday 11 September | 7.30pm
Standard £8 / Concession £6

Ken Campbell’s Ideal Band

A simply beautiful sound, each song an absolute gem” – Maverick

Three of Scotland’s most experienced and respected musicians, with the best contemporary songbook in Scots acoustic music, and one of the most exciting new line-ups to emerge in recent years.

Ken Campbell – vocals, guitar, laud
Gavin Paterson – piano, guitar, vocals
Linsey Aitken – cello, vocals

“A gem of a band” – Irvine Herald 
“A simply perfect group” –
Aberdeen Press and Journal

Don Cossack Balalaika
Rostov Balalaika is renowned as the famous virtuoso ensemble of Russia – a celebration of Russian folk art combining music, song and dance in an exciting experience from the Don Cossack region of Russia.

Rostov Balalaika performs in magnificent traditional costume and includes balalaika players from prima to contra-bass, accordion and percussion players, male and female singers and a company of dancers. Explanations are given by the group presenter.

Russian song and dance is inevitably about love, life and Russia – intermingled with peasant comedy. Audiences the world over have given these envoys of Russian folk art an emotional and enthusiastic response.

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