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Fri 7 May 2010, 8:00pm

Where: Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • general admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: jo say

The String Contingent play new acoustic music for violin, double bass and guitar. Their compositions and performance combine the clarity and precision of baroque chamber music with the raw excitement and intensity of Scottish fiddle and Bluegrass.

The String Contingent redefine the possibilities of a string trio in their own articulate and fluent style. They aim to broaden the traditional role of each instrument within the ensemble, with arrangements involving both structured and improvised elements.

Chris and Holly met Graham when they moved to Edinburgh after touring Europe in 2007 with Australian band Eilean Mor and the Australian Youth Orchestra respectively. They collaborated with Edinburgh based band Allaidh Modhan, of whom Graham is a founding member, and toured Scotland and Ireland. Together they subsequently formed The String Contingent and began writing and arranging original acoustic string music. Drawing from Celtic, baroque and bluegrass styles, their diverse and flexible expertise brings a fresh perspective to acoustic world music.