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Kirk McElhinney @ Wainsgate Chapel
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kirk McElhinney @ Wainsgate Chapel | United Kingdom

“Kirk’s sound is a melting pot of sonic bliss”   Nitin Sawhney

Manchester singer/songwriter, whose last album, World Gone Blind, recorded at Limefield Studios in Manchester UK, was released in January 2014.

Kirk McElhinney (guitar, vocals)
With John Ellis (keyboards)

“Kirk’s sound is a melting pot of sonic bliss”   Nitin Sawhney

“New and fresh with a familiarity about it that took me back to music I had known and loved in the past”. Daily Express

Here is Kirk McElhinney in conversation…

“You describe Bert Jansch as your guru – what was his influence on you?”  “He changed it all for me, in his playing. I’d never heard anyone play like that. He’s a great songwriter – a pure craftsman – and his guitar playing’s out of this world. It constantly hits the spot and I’d try and work it out and think ‘what’s he doing?’”

More of this interview at http://www.kirkmcelhinney.com/about/

See and hear Kirk performing with John Ellis

Skloniste @ Wainsgate Chapel
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A new work by acclaimed Todmorden-based composer Ailis Ni Riain for classical accordion and video which commemorates the Siege of Sarajevo.

Sarajevo, 1994. The city is under siege. Sniper fire kills civilians every day. The citizens of Sarajevo run to avoid being shot. They all run for one thing: shelter. Sklonište (shelter) was spray-painted throughout Sarajevo to guide its citizens to underground shelters. The siege lasted 1,425 days – a long time to have to run for your life. Ailís Ní Ríain (music), Dermot Dunne (accordion), Sarajevo-based Jim Marshall (images) and the citizens of Sarajevo combine to present an alternative reflection on the longest siege in modern warfare. Expect the surreal, the tragic and the humour of a people determined to survive.

Taster:  https://vimeo.com/145801913