This evening of traditional music and spoken word sees Danny Diamond joined by fellow Belfast fiddler Conor Caldwell and poet Tom French. NORTH is an ongoing collaboration between Belfast-born fiddle players Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, exploring and re-creating their shared heritage of northern music and song. Their debut duo album NORTH (2016) was released to critical and popular acclaim, and nominated for Traditional Album of The Year in The Irish Times.
"Impressive, highly-enjoyable and illuminating”
(The Irish Times)
What To Bring When We Leave is a collaborative commission culminating in a unique continuous live performance by Tom French (word) and Danny Diamond (fiddle). Each artist stretches the other’s narratives in spoken and unspoken airs, finding solace in the unexpected places between. Tom French's poetry draws on the traditional arts, folklore and rural Irish life; he writes vividly about traditional music, the people who play(ed) it, and the context in which it lives. As a traditional fiddle player, music archivist and researcher, Danny Diamond’s compositions bring a corresponding unconventional sensitivity to a similar sphere that informs French’s work.