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Event 09: The Carnvial Band with Vivien Ellis

The Angel Pub, 15 Butcher Row, Beverley
Saturday 25 May 6:30pm

Adults £20.00 | Concessions £17.00


Please note that tickets are no longer available to buy online but can be bought from one hour prior to the performance.

Our first concert with two venues – a Chapel and a Tavern! To give everyone a chance to enjoy the event, we are offering you three different choices – remember to choose just one! Please see events 10 and 11 for the other two options (please note that event 10 is not part of the Festival Saver ticket).

Early Bird at the Tavern:
Start at our tavern - The Angel, 15 Butcher Row, Beverley at 6.30pm before following the musicians on to the chapel - Toll Gavel United Church - just 200
yards away at 7.45pm, finishing your evening at around 8.30pm

Vivien Ellis singer
Steve Banks fiddle, drums, vocals Jub Davis double bass, vocals
Giles Lewin fiddle, bagpipes, vocals Steno Vitale guitar, mandolin, vocals
Andy Watts shawm, curtal, clarinet, vocals

Choristers and Carousers in Early Modern Britain

When the same musicians – and their listeners – are to be found carousing in the pub on Saturday night and hymning innocently in church on Sunday morning, something fascinating is happening to the music and the way in which it is received. Chapel and Tavern is a musical laboratory in which Vivien Ellis, The Carnival Band and, above all, the audience explore possibly the richest period of British popular music from the death of Shakespeare to the accession of Queen Victoria. Part of the concert takes place in the chapel, featuring the vigorous and enthusiastic music of the church gallery bands and reflective songs for private devotion. Part of the concert moves us all – musicians and audience - to the tavern for rousing performances of catches, ballads, theatre songs and dance tunes. Same people, evensometimes the same tunes – only the context is different!

"The band is terrific.” Lancashire Evening Post
"Vivien Ellis's singing is absolutely beguiling” Classic CD


The Prodigals Resolution

Who Would True Valour See

For more information visit www.carnivalband.com

Other associated sites
www.myspace.com/vivienellis