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MERLYN DRIVER WITH SUPPORT FROM PETE JUDGE
MUSIC
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DATE
Fri, 7 Jun 2019
TIME
7.30pm
VENUE
The Pound
PRICE
Standard: £12.00
Concessions: £10.00
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(7.30pm show)
Merlyn Driver was born and raised in Orkney on a smallholding without mains electricity, and it’s this unconventional upbringing that continues to inform his music. As well as influences from Celtic folk, Merlyn also has a reverence for nature, open space and different musical traditions and genres from around the world.

His interest in exploring connections between music and nature has grown out of this unconventional upbringing, as well as influences as diverse as Paul Simon’s Graceland, studies in anthropology at the University of St Andrews and ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London and his love of joik, the traditional vocal art of Northern Europe’s indigenous Sámi people.

An inveterate traveller who is driven by a passion for music from far-flung places, Merlyn is now based in London, where he spends his time researching, creating, performing and recording his “fascinating and unique” (BBC Radio Scotland) music, designing and making his own instruments and interfaces – including his own take on the West African buzzing rattle – and promoting and presenting the work of others through the SOAS Concert Series and the platform, Making Tracks.

“Haunting and beautiful” – Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2)

Listen to Merlyn here

www.merlyndriver.com l @merlyndriver

Merlyn will be joined by Pete Judge (piano). Pete Judge is a Bristol-based musican/composer, multi-instrumentalist with chamber-folk-minimalists Three Cane Whale (who performed at The Pound last year with their film project), and trumpeter with Get The Blessing & Eyebrow. He's just released his first solo album, an album of piano pieces recorded in an empty St George's Bristol on a single autumn night in 2017, which has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and 6Music.

"will appeal to anyone who loves intimate contemplative piano music"
(Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3)

"rather lovely, rather soothing" (Stuart Maconie, BBC 6Music)

"Pete Judge is a Bristol music phenomenon" (BBC Radio 3's Late Junction)

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