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WOR – Back to the 1780’s
27th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Using manuscripts from the 1780’s, Belgian Band WOR bring new life to beautiful melodies
Almost 300 years ago, some musicians from around Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Leuven decided to write down their favourite music. As time passed, however, the paper turned yellow, the ink began to fade, and the music itself was left to gather dust along with the faded manuscripts …
That is, until now! With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their innovative arrangements and superb musicianship shine an inventive spotlight on these long forgotten tunes. Playing saxophone, fiddle, accordion, guitar and bagpipes, these five young Belgian musicians will rock your socks off and stir your soul.
“Wör’s album is brilliant. It’s very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way.”
Sam Sweeney, BBC Radio 2 – Folk Musician of the Year.