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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music – Birmingham Conservatoire
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Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music – Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire of Music

Filkin's Drift
Chris Roberts - guitar
Seth Bye - fiddle


What do the middle ages, polyrhythmic interplay, and British folk traditions have in common? They all have a home in the capable hands of Filkin’s Drift. As “exquisite tune playing” and “irresistible grooves” combine, Seth and Chris’ diverse musical influences come together to create a truly unique fiddle and guitar sound.

The duo have been productive during lockdown. Their ‘tune a week’ project has seen them collaborating with musicians from across the globe including Angharad Jenkins (Calan), Dan Walsh, Ruth Keggin, and Ellie Gowers. You can watch the whole 34 weeks here.

As the doors of live music venues creak back open, Filkin’s Drift have been amongst the first to take the stage. Performances at Little… but LIVE, Centrala, and Leeds Town Hall accompanied the release of their eponymously titled debut EP, as well as an outdoor live session with 13-piece band.

The pair are strong believers in music for all. To that end, they are just as at home performing for babies and toddlers, and in hospitals and care homes as they are in public theatres and folk clubs nationwide.

www.filkinsdrift.com

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Support the series
We believe that music really is for everyone. To reflect this, our Leeds Lunchtime Organ Music and Leeds Lunchtime Chamber Music series are free to attend. We are always grateful to accept cash donations after each lunchtime concert, which go directly to supporting these series. However, if you would prefer to donate online you can do so at any time here. 

 


Coronavirus Information

As a result of fast changing Government directions in response to the pandemic and increased infections rates, there is an ever present possibility that our events run the risk of being cancelled at short notice. Customers are advised to check that the event they have booked for is going ahead prior to setting off. Therefore to avoid disappointment and inconvenience please visit our website, social media channels or call the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 (Mon-Fri between 10am to 4.00pm).

This indoor concert is a crucial part of the process in helping live music performances return safely for both artists and audiences. The following measures are now in place at Leeds Town Hall to ensure the safety and comfort of the audience during their visit:

- Hand sanitising stations on entry and around the venue
- Clearly marked one-way system around the venue
- Socially distanced seating arrangements with predetermined entrance times
- Socially distanced toilet facilities. We ask that customers access the toilet facilities before the concert as re-entrance during the performance may not be possible.

Face Coverings: everyone is expected to wear a face covering unless excused for reasons of age, health or disability.

If you are feeling unwell (or suspect you have coronavirus) please do not attend the concert.

Latecomers cannot be admitted.

Lift access to the stalls and gallery areas is available through the Box Office entrance. This is limited to one person/one family unit or for accessibility access.

Photography is not permitted during the event.

Customers are kindly requested to stay seated during the performance and remain seated at the end of the concert until staff advise you of your exit route.

Please be aware that there will be no bars/refreshment stations open before or after the concert and there is no interval.

NHS Test and Trace

Customer contact details and the time you are present in our building will be recorded for NHS Test and Trace purposes. In accordance with NHS requirements this information will be held for 21 days and, if asked, we will provide them to NHS Test and Trace.

Please be reassured that your information will be stored securely, in line with data protection laws, and will not be shared with anyone else. We will also not use your data for anything else like marketing. We are doing this to help reduce the risk of any local outbreak - by sharing your information NHS Test and Trace can quickly identify people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and ask them to take the necessary precautions. 

PRICES:

Admission is free.

Due to limited capacity and current social distancing measures, advance booking is required. We regret that booking tickets on the door is not currently an option. 

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