Kooralbyn @ Woodford Folk Festival

Kooralbyn @ Woodford Folk Festival

December 27, 2023 - January 01, 2024

A new cross-cultural music production featuring Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan musician/vocalist), Kacey Patrick (vocals), Jarred Fogarty (didgeridoo/dance), Andrew Veivers (guitar), Rebecca Karlen (violin/vocals) and Samuel Vincent (double bass).

Drawing on their personal cultures and unique artforms Kooralbyn features artists from across the globe including First Nation, Tibetan, Celtic and Northern European musicians.

Artists shared compositions/songs from each of their homelands (Tibet, Sweden, Holland, Britain, Australia) and their musical traditions (flamenco, jazz, First Nation, Tibetan, African, classical) as a starting point for this unique collaboration.

The resulting work is an exploration of the interconnectedness of their individual cultural backgrounds expressed through the textual possibilities and traditions of their instruments.

Kooralbyn embraces a celebration and deconstruction of genre related technical and structural forms..... with the new work bearing little sonic resemblance to the original traditional tune but maintaining its integrity as a shared expression of collective cultural authenticity.

Performance Schedule
Wednesday 27 December (1.30pm) - Luna
Thursday 28 December (8.30pm) - Halcyon
Friday 29 December (11pm) - Luna
Saturday 30 December (10.40am) - Halcyon
Sunday 31 December (4.20pm) - Halcyon
Monday 1 January (3.10pm) - Halcyon