Green Matthews: A Brief History of Music. June 22nd 2018

Kettering Arts Centre are pleased to announce Green Matthews performing A Brief History of Music (yes all the music!) on Friday June 22nd.

Chris Green and Sophie Matthews play English traditional songs and tunes in a thoroughly 21st-century kick-ass style. Using a beguiling blend of ancient instruments such as cittern, English border bagpipes and shawm as well as modern folk instruments such as guitar, flute and piano accordion, Chris and Sophie breathe new life into material from hundreds of years ago, making it fresh, relevant and accessible for a modern audience.

Tickets are £11 (+ booking fee) with concessions available from WeGotTickets


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“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments”
(English Dance and Song)


The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

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Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, rauschpfeife and vihuela (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!


For more choice selections check their Youtube youtube.com/greenmatthews

GreenMatthews website is www.greenmatthews.co.uk

Follow them on Twitter: @greenmatthewsuk

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scan0001Tickets are available online from WeGotTickets, and in person from Waterstones Kettering

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