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Blowzabella drone-folk band play South Petherton
10:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in What's On
MELODIC folksters Blowzabella will celebrate a whirlwind 35 years on the Anglo-European traditional dance music scene in South Petherton on Thursday, October 10.
With two sets of bagpipes, a hurdygurdy and a diatonic button accordion among their eclectic instrument line-up the eight-strong group has left a trail of inspired audiences from Glastonbury Festival to the Far East in their wake.
Blowzabella also release new album Strange News on the night of their concert at The David Hall.
Speaking to News, bagpipe player Paul James said: “It’s quite an achievement. We’re an unusual group.
“Bagpipes, played with the hurdygurdy, are played all over Europe, harking back to an ancient form of drone music.
“It works by a melody working against a constant note all the time.”
The album showcases Blowzabella’s flair for using folk and drone instruments to remake traditional tunes for contemporary audiences.
To preview tracks from the album visit soundcloud.com/blowzabella. The dance gig starts at 7.30pm. To book a £15 ticket call 01460-240340.