Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Music

The remarkable acoustic of the main hall of the Ucheldre Centre has made it one of the major music venues in North Wales. Concerts range from early music to modern jazz and pop music, and include operatic, chamber, choral, and solo performances.


Music European Union
Chamber Orchestra
with Crispian Steele-Perkins

Saturday 7 March3.30pm

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Soloist Crispian Steele-Perkins



Director Hans-Peter Hofmann and 18 musicians from across Europe stop off in Holyhead on their international tour.

A fantastic afternoon and evening is in prospect with the return of the brilliant European Union Chamber Orchestra, and the trumpet legend Crispian Steele-Perkins.
Most certainly a concert not to be missed as it will sound stunning in the fine acoustic of the Centre.  It promises to be a lovely programme of superb music as well as the opportunity to either take part in, or watch a masterclass with Cripian Steele-Perkins, sit in on an open rehearsal, and finally the concert itself.

Programme:
Purcell  - Trumpet Overture & Suite Indian Queen
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto
Pwyll Ap Siôn - The Dancer and the Marvellous Mind
Haydn - Symphony No.59 “Fire”


Masterclass with Crispian Steele-Perkins  3-4 pm  Contact the Centre if you want to take part.
Open Rehearsal 4 -6 pm  Free.
Ucheldre Kitchen open for refreshments and pre-concert meals  all day till 7-30 pm

2 hrs
£20, £18 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Music Siobhan Owen 'Celtic Roots'
Sunday 8 March3.30pm
Siobhán Owen

Enjoy an afternoon of truly beautiful music from this Welsh born Australian singer/harpist, who returns to Ucheldre to once again enchant the audience with her sublime voice and delicate harp playing. 

A popular performer at festivals and concerts around Australia, Siobhán is also gaining recognition internationally, making her UK, US and French debuts in 2013. Highlights of her career to date include singing the Welsh Anthem at the Australia vs Wales Rugby Test match in Sydney in June 2012; headlining the Los Angeles St David's Day Festival in Hollywood in March 2013; and performing as the voice of Yseult in the World Premiere of a new Alan Simon production of "Tristan & Yseult" in Nantes, France in March 2014.

Siobhán will take you on a reflective musical journey across the Celtic lands of Wales, Scotland and Ireland... and far beyond! She will delight you with her renditions of traditional and contemporary Celtic and Classical Crossover songs. This concert is part of Siobhan’s “Celtic Roots Tour”. Make sure you see this enchanting performer while you get the chance!


Ticket price includes afternoon tea.


1 hr 30
£7, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 9 March7.45 for 8pm
Paula's Choice: Czech Composers

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 16 March7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Music Viva La Voce, with Marian Bryfdir
Saturday 21 March7.30pm
Viva La Voce, with Marian Bryfdir

An evening celebrating the voice with an exceedingly varied programme from Welsh and Chinese folk songs, through Mozart opera to Lloyd-Webber musicals - its got everything for everyone - even songs from films.

It features past and present members of the Ucheldre Voice workshops as well as the Cantabile Ladies’ Choir (Conductor John Hywel), and accompanists from the recent workshop with Iwan Llewelyn-Jones and Marian Bryfdir.  

A fund-raising event for Ucheldre so come and support your local singers.


2 hrs
£6, £5 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 23 March7.45 for 8pm
Rose's Choice: Classical Music in Film

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Film Show Boat (TBN)
Tuesday 24 March5.30pm

Show Boat           (Cert TBN)
Recording of the classic Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical performed in June 2014 by the San Francisco Opera. Full of memorable songs this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Directed by Francesca Zambella, and conducted by John DeMain, and starring Heidi Stober, Michael Todd Simpson, Bill Irwin, Patricia Racette, Angela Renée Simpson, and Morris Robinson.

2 hr 24
£3, £2 children/plant
Music The Devil’s Violin  present
The Forbidden Door
Saturday 28 March7.30pm
The Devil’s Violin  present
The Forbidden Door

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?  Welcome to a cinema of the mind- with their visceral combination of live music and dynamic storytelling, The Devil’s Violin weave an enchantment of melody and mystery.  Don’t open that door!

As soon as the rule is laid down, we know it will be broken. Once the door is opened, then what? - adventures! All of us love a good tale, and this is a wonderful one.  Expect love, loss, drama, danger, horror, humour, twists and trials.   How far is too far?

The Devil’s Violin has been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006.  Acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden is joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Oliver Wilson-Dickson.

Drawing on influences from Folk and World to  Jazz and Classical, the music and story work as one, transporting you into a world of the imagination. 

Suitable for ages 12+ This  is  masterful,  theatrical  storytelling  delivered  with  great  feeling  for  the  dramatic pause,  the  dark  imagery  evoking  all  shades  of  emotion  from  horror  to  joy,  while  the songs and stories continue to resonate deeply in the bones of the listener long afterwards.

Venue Magazine “A scintillating combination of music, sound and story”

The Times “An enchantment, a work that walks the line between life and death, which recognises with the power of voice and the power of music, that there is magic everywhere.”


2 hrs
£10 , £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Includes warming punch, and candle-lit approach - don't be scared.
Music Pirate's Rock
Monday 30 March7pm













A live musical performed by the members of ShowOn.


1 hr 30
£5, £4 children/plant
Music Pirate's Rock
Tuesday 31 March7pm













A live musical performed by the members of ShowOn.


1 hr 30
£5, £4 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 13 April7.45 for 8pm
TBD

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music Iwan Llewelyn-Jones
Saturday 18 April7.30pm

THE PIANO MASTERPIECES OF/ CAMPWEITHIAU PIANO   

BEETHOVEN CHOPIN DEBUSSY RAVEL RACHMANINOV




Another exciting concert to look forward to as Iwan continues his concert series of piano masterpieces.  Next concert in the series: 20 June/Mehefin 2015


2 hrs
*£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Music Ucheldre Jazz club Monday 20 April7.30 for 7.45pm

The Jazz Club meets monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall and has its resident band.  New members welcome both as musicians and audience. 

The Jazz Club meets after the Centre is closed. Ring the bell at the side door in the car park for access. 

For more information contact Chris Burne (01407) 710089. 


2 hrs
All Welcome       Admission free
Music Ucheldre Music Club Monday 27 April7.45 for 8pm
TBD

The Music Club meets twice monthly on Mondays in the Main Hall.

Non-members £3, £2 concessions/gostyngiadau
Music The Fureys Tuesday 26 May7.30pm
The Fureys

Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc will perform once again in Ucheldre.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 37 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France”. Recently Ireland President Michael D Higgins attended their concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 

The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that they should all be playing together and this was the start of the FUREYS. 

Inevitably changes have occurred over 30 years. Their brother Paul died suddenly in June 2002 and Finbar left the band in December 1996, however George and Eddie have continued to delight audiences on their tours and have just released a new CD ‘The times they are a changing’. 

The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he met and shared accommodation in Edinburgh with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell, now all famous in their own right. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years, building up a huge following particularly in Germany. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager. 

The FUREYS are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. 

Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. 

A FUREYS concert is always a night to remember           

www.thefureys.com 

£17, £16 concessions/gostyngiadau

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