Sunday, 12 June 2011
I've got to say, from the minute I walked into the Small World Venue I felt right at home! My social life now seems to revolve entirely around dancing, but this place - dark, laid back, friendly, atmospheric - was exactly where you'd have found me when I did get out and about more!
Arcomnia took to the stage and it was all systems go for Leodis (Chris, Clare, Debbie & Cayte). For those of you who don't know, Arcomnia play ancient music with sympathetic modern grooves using English Border Pipes, didgeridoo, clarinet, percussion, keyboards and programming. On their Facebook page they describe their musical style as :
Put quite simply, Arcomnia are fantastic - great to listen to, and fabulous to dance with! If you're not familiar with their music you need to check them out NOW - on Facebook, MySpace and Reverbnation. They have a couple of cds out now, and tracks available for download, and you really do need to get along to some of their gigs (see, I did the getting-down-and-wiv-it thing again!). They've a couple of videos up on You Tube; this one is from last year's Singing Sticks which I believe is a didgeridioo festival (how exciting is that? If I wasn't away doing some dance training I'd be seriously tempted to go this time around!) :
Until then, happy dancing!