The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo, joined for part of the evening by poet Jessie Summerhayes (as the trio Words of A Fiddler’s Daughter).
The Ciderhouse Rebellion duo is fiddle player Adam Summerhayes (“Paganini of the traditional violin.” fRoots) and master accordionist Murray Grainger. “Two virtuoso musicians playing some of the most startling and original music you will ever encounter. Compelling, exciting and utterly original” Phil Beer Everything they do has an improvisatory focus, so each recording and each performance is uniquely magical, whether springing from a single unplanned note or a trad tune. They first discovered their rare and magical connection instantly on stage when Murray was invited to dip for an Edith Piaf Trio gig. “We were immediately able to play as if it was our 1000th gig, not our first”, says Murray.
Ciderhouse Rebellion the duo team up with poet Jessie Summerhayes (recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Power Lines) for a mix of spoken word with Jessie’s folk tone poems, plus Adam and Murray’s spontaneous music as a backdrop. Jessie’s words are steeped in the same history and folklore that flows through the music of her father, inhabiting the protagonists and landscape of her beloved North East of England with her fresh and timeless voice.