Musicians

Musicians and Composers 2013

Cheese and Whisky Concert –

New music for Wind and String Ensembles

‘The Highland Malts’ for String Quartet by Richard Benger

Players: James Humphries (Violin), Claire Hudson (Violin), Sarah Mitchell (Viola), Philip Grainger (Cello)

‘Fulvetta’ for Woodwind Quintet by Claire Groves

Players: Siobhan Cosgrove (Flute), Mark Gregory (Clarinet), Jane Pelham (Oboe), Matthew Courtney (Bassoon), Ginny Kelly (Clarinet), Debbie Grub (Flute)

‘En Chasse’ for Woodwind Quintet by Beth Griffin

Players: Siobhan Cosgrove (Flute), Mark Gregory (Clarinet), Jane Pelham (Oboe), Matthew Courtney (Bassoon), Ginny Kelly (Clarinet), Debbie Grub (Flute)

‘The Cheeseboard’ for String Quartet by Cyrus Dean

Players: James Humphries (Violin), Claire Hudson (Violin), Sarah Mitchell (Viola), Philip Grainger (Cello)

 

Rainbow Wight Singers

Led by Ada Coleman, the Rainbow Wight Singers are a self-supporting group and meet on Wednesdays at All Saints’ Church, Queens Road, Ryde from 1.30pm. New members are welcome, there are no auditions, just turn up.

As their contribution to Ryde Arts Festival 2013, the group will sing well-known songs of love, hope and joy (see event calendar for details).

 

Acoustic Originals (Quay Arts)

Quay Arts

(This section is taken from Quay Arts website July 2013, performance at St Thomas’ Heritage Centre, Ryde 3 July 7pm)

Hosted for the first time by Ryde Arts Festival, an evening of diverse, original music performed by five fantastic songwriters from the Island.

Keri Highland – a versatile and brilliant vocalist, songwriter, piano and guitar player who has re-emerged after a year’s rest with new songs and lyrics that boldly and often jovially recount personal experiences. During live performances Keri sings soulfully and openly gives herself to her appreciative audience.

Christine Hughes – performing for the first time at Acoustic Originals, former member of Grand Slam Christine has been writing songs for a long time, taking inspiration from personal experience as well as from stories. Christine regularly performs at The Old Comical in Sandown and Nelson’s Tavern in Mudeford as well as working as a Creative Practitioner for Island-based charity Independent Arts.

James Tindle – a talented singer-songwriter and accomplished guitarist who has been busily recording some of his self-penned works at the Island’s very own Studio Humbug; the results are eagerly anticipated.  He cites inspiration from 70s folk artists such as Nick Drake and John Martyn and we have a feeling you’ll be seeing much more of James in the coming months.

Damien Paul – a gifted singer / songwriter based on the Island and recently went down a storm at Quay Arts’ very own Kashmir Café at the Isle of Wight Festival. Accompanied by his talented band, Damien will be treating us to a set of blues-influenced songs from his recent album.

Floella Grace Band – after a stunning performance at Kashmir we’re honoured that Floella and her exceptional band of brothers will be gracing (see what we did there?!) our stage for Ryde Arts Festival, singing us their songs of toothpaste, devotion and little red shoes