The Chalk Circle Collective is about to start the first leg of our REVOLUTIONARY BALLADS tour!
This project first started a few years ago, when I arranged the libretto from The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertholt Brecht as part of a school project.
The songs sat, unsung for a while, until Frankie Armstrong and I were talking Brecht in a bar one evening (as you do) and she told me about her Pirate Jenny album and repertoire of Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler with her accompanist Mikey Price. And a plan was hatched to combine the two sets into a Brechtian Bacchanalia of Revolutionary Ballads!
So I gathered the (rebel) troops and was extremely lucky that many of my good friends – all phenomenal musicians and Natural Voice Teachers – agreed to be part of our coup!
Revolutionary Ballads is launching this weekend: 19th – 21st September 2014, and we are playing in Cardiff, Lower Lydbrook and Bristol. We then hit London, Brighton and Lewes 3rd – 5th October. The attached poster has all the details and the ticket prices are £10 full price and £8 concessions.
Our poster has all the details and it would be great to see you there!