The Ciderhouse Rebellion is an exciting instrumental duo bringing together two seasoned musicians: violinist Adam Summerhayes and master accordionist Murray Grainger.
The pair specialise in creating within the moment, a rare alchemy whereby a performance is as likely to spring from a single, spontaneous phrase or note offered by one to the other, as from a favourite traditional tune.
This book is a compilation of an extraordinary body of music: traditional (often from the North East), original tunes and melodies born from the moment – it’s this unusually improvisatory focus that is uniquely magical. The extraordinary results of their quest to create music in the moment, with no conscious thought between conception and playing have been included and notated here for the first time.
An insight into a deeper and perhaps more revealing narrative and way of playing.
“Gorgeous stuff” (BBC Radio 3).
“Two virtuoso musicians playing some of the most startling and original music you will ever encounter. Compelling, exciting and utterly original” Phil Beer
"I became utterly bewitched by the beauty of what Summerhayes and Grainger had created. It could justifiably be described as a folk symphony, possessing cyclical completeness yet creating a form that is, at once, both elemental and pastoral." - David Auckland Fatea Magazine
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