The Idumea Quartet
Blending tradition, innovation and whimsy in equal measure, The Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reassemble Appalachian folk music whilst drawing strong influences from other genres including minimalism and experimental music. The name derives from song number 47b in the Sacred Harp text, a fundamental source of early American traditional music.
Using a classical string quartet format and coming from a shared background in traditional music, the quartet seeks to bring the trad repertoire into conversation with a chamber music aesthetic. Add harmonized singing into the mix and the result is a sound which is as high and lonesome as it is symphonic.
More Than One, their debut album is out on Penny Fiddle Records in April 2020.
- Jane Rothfield - fiddle
- Ewan Macdonald - fiddle
- Becka Wolfe - viola
- Nathan Bontrager - cello
Support on the night is from Mikey Kenney.