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Lodestar Trio

The members of Lodestar Trio standing in a row holding their instruments, in front of a tree with white blossom

By inclination one of music’s most intrepid cross-pollinators the Lodestar Trio breezes through the baroque on an exhilarating genre-bending journey into Nordic folk music and beyond. 

Serial transcriber that he was, J S Bach might nonetheless have wondered how his music would sound re-imagined for violin, Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, and Swedish nyckelharpa. He needn’t have worried! The instruments spark off each, contriving a Scandi smorgasbord that sets jaunty Merula, teasing Couperin, and a rip-roaring arrangement of the Prelude to Bach’s 6th Suite for solo cello alongside freewheeling folk-inflected works by the players themselves.

‘Lodestar does so much more than shine a different light on Bach’s pieces’, observes Songlines UK. ‘They make them anew’. Back in 2018, following an overture from cross-genre enthusiast Max Baillie, three days of exploratory jamming followed, and Lodestar was born, blazing an innovative trail fusing folk traditions with baroque re-invention. Buckle up, it's going to be an ebullient ride.

This performance will finish at approximately 8.30pm, including a 20-minute interval

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