Moulettes with guest Thanya Iyer - Live at Festival Hall

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents

Moulettes with guest Thanya Iyer - Live at Festival Hall

Thanya Iyer

Thu · October 12, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Festival Hall

Calgary, AB

$25.00

This event is all ages

Moulettes
Moulettes
The UK’s Moulettes merrie-olde-England-via-Brooklyn outfits signify hipster dilettantes. The first notes of cello and violin provide a swelling stream on which float the lovely harmonies of Hannah Miller and Dr. Ruth Skipper. It’s deeply rooted in British Isles folk music, with a left turn: crescendo builds, little jazz inflections creep in, the minor key turns suddenly major. The two female voices are joined by a pair of men’s, and a Queen-like four-part harmony swells to arresting volume. Dizzying shifts in dynamics and time signatures follow, the songs obeying a twisty logic of their own. Propelled by dramatic accompaniment sometimes reminiscent of progressive metal (although played on strings and bassoon), the lyrics fly by, sometimes at breakneck speed.
Venue Information:
Festival Hall
1215 10 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0W6