Chamber folk at its best with Methera

METHERA, the contemporary and traditional music quartet, celebrates a decade of music making with a tour that takes in Tidcombe in Wiltshire on 14th and Bristol on 16th November.

Their unique sound comes from being a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. They have  established a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.

The line-up is cellist Lucy Deakin, fiddlers John Dipper and Emma Reid and violist Miranda Rutter, and together they bring a deep knowledge of traditional music to a wide range of influences and expertise, as well as the musical interaction that defines the string quartet.

Newly composed pieces are  played alongside timeless traditional material and a concert is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling – chamber folk at its best.

On Thursday 16th November you can hear them at the New Room, at The Horsefair in Bristol. For more details, telephone 0117 926 4740.

Photograph by James Fagan