Written on Skin ROH 2017

Played in the fantastic opera by George Benjamin in January this year with amazing soprano Barbara Hannigan. Lots of exotic instruments. I was playing Indian Tabla.

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Royal Ballet and Royal Opera

Playing this year at both Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House

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Fiddler on the Roof

I played cimbalom in Chichester in Fiddler on the Roof this Summer. A completely new arrangement of the original old Topol show with a real ethnic Klezmer feel, onstage band and everything.

Fiddler on the Roof Chichester

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Royal Ballet in Australia

I am under Sarah Lamb’s legs

My recent trip to Brisbane with the Royal Ballet playing dulcimers in The Winter’s Tale. 7 fantastic shows at Queensland Arts Center Brisbane then a couple of weeks touring round the Sunshine Coast. Brilliant fun.

Brisbane 1

Brisbane 2

Brisbane 3.

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The Ipcress File

This a recording from 15 March 2017 Hackney Empire of me playing the theme from The Ipcress File with the BBC Radio Orchestra on Friday Night is Music Night. I am playing the original the instrument John Leach played for the film soundtrack and delighted the BBC were interested to use it, since it was a fine tribute to John, who helped me enormously in my career. I will forever be grateful to have known him and to have enjoyed his true friendship .

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

cimbalom-2

I’m here playing the marimba cadenza from Ave Maris Stella in St. Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney in 1978.

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Adrian Varela Band Beyond Tango

Adrian Varela Band CD

Adrian Varela Band CD

This is the new CD from Adrian Varela premiered at this year’s 3 Choirs Festival in Gloucester Guildhall. Great gig.

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The Winter’s Tale 2016

IMG_0017June 10th June was our last show of the 2016 run of The Winter’s Tale at The Royal Opera House. Here is the stage band, Martine, Squeezy and the Shed Builders.

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BBC One Show

one showThe One Show BBC 6th Jan 2016. Great fun doing Dickensian on the One Show.

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Dickensian

DickensianTX_CardDown here at Angel Studio recording Dickensian soundtIMG-20150902-00220rack

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