The Bookshop Band | An Dhá


The Bookshop Band | An Dhá

The Bookshop Band | An Dhá

Monday 13th 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



The Bookshop Band

The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love-affair between a group of award winning songwriters and an independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights.

The Bookshop Band formed in September 2010, releasing their frst album in December that year. They have since released 13 albums each exploring a different theme in their responses to over 100 author’s books. They have toured extensively around the UK and abroad, from bookshops to festival main-stages, and have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, most recently writing two songs for the launch of Philip Pullman’s The Book Of Dust.

Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, including cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars and ukuleles which, along with their distinct voices, create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate performance, at once touching and mesmerizing, heart wrenching and funny.

An Dhá

An Dhá means ‘The Two’ in Gaelic. Two musicians, two cultures, where the land and the sky meet, the violin and the cello, separate yet merging into one sound. The delicacy of classical perfection, fire from the Scottish tradition and the spirit of jazz and the life of the city. Two musicians on a journey exploring life and music, together.

An Dhá is the Folk music alter ego of the Chapel Hill Duo, a violin and cello duo formed in 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. After attending the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas folk music course on the Isle of Skye in 2013, they decided to explore the world of folk music in more depth and started to compose and play their own tunes. In 2016 the duo won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, were awarded a position in the New Roots Showcase, and were finalists in the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition. In 2017 they won the Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Competition.

In September 2016 their track ‘The Tender Trout and the Lonely Daffodil’ from their debut album Skylines was selected as the BBC Radio 3, World on 3 BBC Introducing Track of the Month.