The second September Session took place last Wednesday, featuring a performance by Shropshire-based experimental folk musician E.L. Heath. Heath’s music blends traditional folk with contemporary sounds and is inspired by the rugged landscape of his home county and the Welsh wilderness.
Heath was accompanied by singer songwriter Rob Dunsford and Ben Holton (of epic45). Together they performed music from Heath’s album Shropshire Hill Country and a song specially written for the session, ‘Cwch Araf’ (‘Slow Boat), performed in Welsh. The trio also sampled the resonant sounds of the Edgbaston tunnel for an improvised sound piece.
Stream the session below, or on our Soundcloud page.
Additionally, Rob kindly played a couple of his songs:
You can stream sessions by Poppy Tibbetts and Timothy Parkes here. Two more sessions will take place this month:
Wednesday 21: Tom Peel
Wednesday 28: Boat to Row
September Sessions are aimed at young people interested in joining the IYP for 2011/2012. Places are free but limited to 15 per session, to book call Ikon on 0121 248 0708.
Meeting place: Ikon, Brindleyplace, 5.30pm. We advise you to wrap up warm and wear practical footwear.