Dipper Malkin | Deuair


Dipper Malkin | Deuair

Dipper Malkin | Deuair

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7pm

Museum of Bath Architecture
The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel
The Paragon
The Vineyards
Tickets will cost £12 on the door



Dipper Malkin

Dipper Malkin are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication.

Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d’amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.

With their highly-anticipated debut release, Tricks of the Trade, it is clear that Dipper Malkin realise that they are the lucky benefactors of previous generations’ invention, celebrating their inheritance through every note, whilst avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions.


Deuair is Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen-Jones: fiddle, harp and two voices. Deuair (pronounced. day-ire) means literally ‘two words’, an old Welsh poetic form and measure.

Deuair have been playing together since 2012, tunes learnt from fellow musicians and old manuscripts, for listening and dancing. Their intent is to research and interpret rare historical material and try to play to life a lost sound-world of Welsh traditional music for people today.

Deuair have performed throughout Wales and beyond. In 2014, Deuair took part in an international music residency at the Banff Centre, Canada, where they worked on new material, recording as a duo and collaborating with other musicians and artists. Back home, they regularly work with storyteller and illustrator Peter Stevenson, touring visual-storytelling-music shows they have created together based on the lost folk songs and stories of West Wales. They also collaborate with dancers, film-makers and other musicians.