Mid-day Mantra: Milun
A monthly series presenting music from India to nurture and uplift the spirit on Saturday lunchtimes
Saturday 12 June, 1-2.30pm
Birmingham, Symphony Hall Cafe Bar
Indo/Irish music from Milun, featuring Surmeet Singh (sitar), Chris ‘O Malley (accordion & guitar), Sam Proctor (fiddle & bodhran) and Upneet Singh (tabla).
Together the four musician celebrate the common themes and unique aspects of both the classical and folk traditions of India and Ireland respectively. Through a deep musical conversation they have captured the haunting sounds of the Indian Alaap to the pounding energy of Irish reels on the sitar, Bodrán, tabla, fiddle and accordion and by combining the notes found in the standard minor scale in Irish Music with well-known ragas in Indian music, they exchange Traditional motifs in a ‘question and answer’ to create a new music expression that’s reflective 21st Century Britain.
Presented in association with Town Hall Symphony Hall. Supported by Arts Council England and Coutts Charitable Trust.