“At The Nest Collective we’ve always felt that the shows with multiple stages – with musicians playing up close and personal, the old way – have been the most intimate and special. So we decided to create an entire festival around this: pure continuous music across several stages.
Wander from stage to stage with music all around you, seeking out familiar sounds and discovering new favourites. See what treasures you might find at the Magpie’s Nest.”
THE CIDERHOUSE REBELLION
Adam Summerhayes has been described as a ‘Paganini of the traditional violin’ (fRoots) and his remarkable playing has been lauded worldwide: “Like the direct descendant of the devil’s violinist Paganini” (Badische Zeitung); ‘Astonishing, all-out virtuosity’. (New York Times); “Intoxicating … virtuoso fiddle playing” (The Times).
This duo, though, is not just about fireworks and virtuosity. Profound and eloquent, epic, haunting and dramatic, Adam Summerhayes’s ‘utterly compelling’ playing (BBC Music magazine) entwines with master accordionist Murray Grainger’s subtly woven tapestries of sound.
The pair play trad. tunes, particularly from the North East, write their own tunes and specialise in creating music in the moment – it’s this unusually improvisatory focus that is uniquely magical. A quest to create music in the moment, with no conscious thought between conception and playing, searching for unexpected magic and the possibility to create a deeper and perhaps more revealing narrative.