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5th - 8th September - Isole che Parlano festival @ Palau, Italy

We are really excited to have been invited to play at Isole Che Parlano festival, Sardinia, Italy.

A small festival of avant-garde and traditional music that takes place in Sardinia. Part of the EFFE network - gigs take place on Palau Island in archeological areas - both inside and out.

We will be playing both a set of our Balladeste repertoire (Thursday 5th September) and improvised gigs with fellow performers at the festival (Friday 6th September)

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11:00 AM11:00

Live @ The Old Church in Stoke Newington, Tots Gigs

This month Tots Gigs & Tots Tunes creator, cellist Tara Franks will perform a special set with string duo partner and virtuoso violinist Preetha Narayanan

A long term collaboration between these two performer/composers - Balladeste- is their duo identity with which they have released one album so far and are currently writing the second funded by PRS - a collection of new compositions - songs without words mixing contemporary minimalism with flavours of Indian and British folk, inhabiting an often meditative melodic space.

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7:30 PM19:30

Live @ Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead- 730 PM

A relaxed evening of live music - new and old - to keep you warm during these cold winter months, set in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead.

This evening is a chance to air some of their new material for the first time alongside their trio, Quest Ensemble.

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11:00 AM11:00

6th March - Tea + a gig @ The Old Church, Stoke Newington

Tea + a gig are SoundsCreative Projects daytime gig series for parents (and babies with discerning musical tastes!)

Calling all parents who are missing going to gigs in the evening. From the organisers of the renowned Tots Tunes, Tea + a gig is a monthly morning series of acoustic gigs for parents with babies in tow.

Bringing to the stage an eclectic mix of talented musicians from the London world, jazz and folk music scene, every month we programme a new artist/band. These are gigs to be enjoyed by listening, appreciative audiences of parents and tots alike.

Gig starts 11am @ The Old Church Stoke Newington

Tickets are cheaper in advance


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10:00 AM10:00

18th November - The Next Collective - Porridge & knowledge

Come along on Saturday 18th November to St. Mark’s in Dalston and join us at Porridge & knowledge.

Nestled in a quiet enclave in the heart of East London, Porridge & Knowledge is the Saturday morning Campfire Club that brings inspiring speakers and spirited musicians to your breakfast table.

Ticket price includes eat as much as you like porridge and bottomless tea and coffee!

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7:15 PM19:15

9th September - St Ethelburga's, London - Album Launch

An evening of music celebrating the launch of string duo Balladeste's debut album 'Relic', hosted in the beautiful medieval surroundings of St Ethelburga's Church in the heart of London.

For this event the duo will be joined by special guests including acclaimed percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger and visual artist Somang Lee.

Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

£10 advance from BILLETTO,   £12 on the door

This is a Darkly Artful event

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