Eira/Snow – Concert

Caractacus Downes and Lyndon Owen perform music from Celtic, Middle Eastern and European Lands.

Tickets £8.50 from the Town Hall 01588 630023 or can be purchased on the door.

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“There’s a sense of being taken on a musical ‘World Tour’ at every gig” wrote Ian Mann, aka The Jazz Man, of Eira/Snow, a multi-instrumental duo from Monmouth.  Their performance draws on influences from across Europe and into the lands of the Middle East, but includes a passion for the Celtic music from home.  The duo have worked together in a variety of musical form over the years and Eira/Snow was born out of this long musical relationship.

Lyndon Owen’s skill is evidenced on a broad variety of wind instruments including saxophone, the Armenian Douduk and the Hungarian Tarogato while Caractacus Downes lays down the groove on double bass.

Improvisation plays a key role in the band’s ethos and inspiration is taken from the fusion of jazz with a variety of folk and world elements.

It will be an evening of “infectious melodies and strong grooves and an essential simplicity”. (The Jazz Man)