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Three Colours Guitar (Three Colours Guitar)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2018

When a guitar’s played well it’s like a mini orchestra, with an almost limitless possibility of timbres and styles; tonight these possibilities were multiplied by three! Declan Zapala, a virtuoso of contemporary techniques, began with Eric Roche’s ‘Roundabout’, a master class in perpetual motion and percussive playing. Matt Buchanan joined in for the traditional tune ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’, but in a mesmeric style you’d never hear in a folk club! Next, John Wheatcroft commanded the stage with the warm enticement of sophisticated, laid-back jazz, in his own arrangement of Jerome Kern’s ‘All The Things You Are’. Things got even better when they played together, culminating in Fleetwood Mac’s instrumental song ‘Albatross’, which reduces me to mush every time!

C too, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]