iyatraQuartet – Saturday 30th September
We’re delighted iyatraQuartet will be playing at Sandy Hill Arts on Saturday 30 September (please ignore typo on some flyers), performance starts at 7:30pm. There will be a bar. This event will be held under our new marquee, with seating. Please note it will be a cool Autumn evening so dress accordingly.
We have some complimentary tickets available for carers accompanying someone that requires assistance too. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your comp ticket!
Described as ‘one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment’, iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. Their distinct vocal harmonies emerge from a rich sound world of soaring strings, the exuberant lyricism of the bass clarinet and sensitive percussion abound with groove. Delving into generations-old European traditions for inspiration, including the work of 12th century pioneering female composers, iyatraQuartet re-imagine early music and stories through their unique contemporary twist. Taking their name after the Hindi word for travel or pilgrimage, the band embraces this sense of journey through place and time in their music.
Their debut album, This World Alone (2015), was praised by violinist Nigel Kennedy as ‘beautiful … full of space and truth’. In 2019, iyatraQuartet were recipients of the inaugural Kennedy-Kolodziejski Award and PRS Foundation’s Open Fund. Released in lockdown, their second album, Break the Dawn (2020), received critical international acclaim, including from Cerys Matthews, Folk Radio UK and Max Reinhardt.
Photo credit: Gerard Collett