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The West's Awake - Classi-Folk
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This track is from the brand new album Turning the Tide by Islander (Alexander), featuring James. It is available at Islanderfolk

Opera singers perform a mix of classical and folk songs

Classi-Folk is our newest "gallery", born from a recent trip to the West coast of Ireland where the folk music tradition is strong, the scenery is spectacular and the Guinness is a 3-course meal!

On guitar, keyboards and percussion, Opera Galleria breaks new ground with a genre-blending mix of songs from the classical and folk traditions. The fire and passion of the Mediterranean meets the cool haunting melancholy of Celtic folk. Our songlist ranges from the Godfather theme to the Foggy Dew, Torna a Surriento to Songbird, the Rolling Stones to Tosti, Gaelic love songs to Sicilian dance tunes and blackbirds to red, red roses!

'Classi-Folk' Concert  - Bucklebury Festival April 2018

An immensely encouraging review from a happy audience member:


"As a pro musician, I often find it difficult to enjoy, simply and honestly, a colleague's concert. One feels so obliged to take notes!! No such problems tonight. James McOran-Campbell and Alexander Anderson-Hall (Islander)- great concert, relaxed atmosphere, real empathy with the audience. Within moments, the inner critic was stilled and their artistry and warmth took over. Very happy evening".

Rehearsal clips from the Classi-Folk programme


Have a look at the Winter-Fête information on the Concert "Galleries" page. It's our fun and festive Christmas concert, full of good tunes and festive cheer, seasonal readings and one or two more satirical takes on the paraphernalia of Christmas! A mince pie and a glass of mulled wine complete the picture!!  View alongside for a montage of some of the music, and listen to the medley on the Concert "Galleries" page.

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