Ashwell Music Festival 2019

Goldfield Ensemble

  • May 10

    Starts: May 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

    Place: Ashwell School, Silver Street, Ashwell

Founded in 2011, The Goldfield Ensemble are the resident musicians of Goldfield Productions.

Highly collaborative and relentlessly curious, Goldfield Productions was created to make adventures in sound; to find ways of presenting music and art that transform the everyday into the extraordinary and reawaken our ears.

In 2018, Goldfield created and toured their critically acclaimed Hansel & Gretel (a nightmare in 8 scenes)commissioning new poetry from Simon Armitage, chamber music from Matthew Kaner and art / puppetry from Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Hansel & Gretel premiered at Cheltenham Music Festival and toured to 9 UK venues with a London premiere at Milton Court Concert Hall (Barbican) and subsequent BBC Radio 3 broadcast.  

In 2019 Goldfield will release their debut CD for NMC Records: the chamber music of Erika Fox. They have performed at St Johns Smith Square,  Kings Place, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and made many appearances at UK festivals and music societies. From 2013-2014 the Ensemble were Artists-in-Residence at Cambridgeshire Stapleford Granary. 

Goldfield are especially proud of their storytelling musical productions for younger audiences. These have been seen by over 8000 children and combine the finest chamber music woven into original narratives and imaginative shadow-play images to inspire wonder and curiosity in young audiences. | @GFEnsemble

Bogles, Marsh Sprites & Green Mists; Three Fenland Stories


Our 2019 production takes youngest audiences on a journey of bravery, fear and friendship to a place where boglesand marsh sprites play tricks and a North Sea wind whistles through stunted willows….

Three Fenland Stories combines folklore re-imagined through the eyes and ears of children with vibrant, earthy chamber music for string quartet. Written and narrated by Kate Romano (a BBC writer and familiar voice on Radio 3) and illustrated with projected shadow-play images Bogles, Marsh Sprites & Green  Mists  inspires wonder and curiosity in younger children, observing the Fenland stories from a safe ‘playground distance’ as the green mists descend….

This quirky, mysterious and uplifting show is aimed at children aged 4 – 11 (and their families).

Adults: £15  Under 12s: £10

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