I would be a lyre, as well as the maker of terrible puns about stringed instruments, if I said that I did not enjoy this soothing folk music concert. The phenomenally dextrous Cheyenne Brown, an exquisite harpist, was accompanied by Dave Boyd, a talented percussionist, and Dave Currie, an experienced player of the dobro, which is an acoustic guitar with a built-in metal resonator. The trio produced calming and mellifluous melodies that were the perfect soundtrack to a quiet Sunday afternoon’s relaxation, and before the performance turned unbearably soporific, they cleverly interspersed their set with a selection of jaunty, faster tempo jigs. This was a recital that not only cleared my head but also moved my feet – a marvellous combination.
Acoustic Music Centre at St Brides, 14 Aug, 3.00pm (4.00pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp214.
tw rating: 4/5