The London Tango Orchestra is the largest tango group in the country, a real “orquesta tipica" uniting leading UK tango musicians with players from Argentina. The orchestra was founded in 2009 by Caroline Pearsall and is first of its kind in the UK. The orchestra performs music from the rich repertoire of tango, old and new, sharing its love of tango music, and promoting Argentine culture in the UK through concerts, dances (milongas), workshops and cultural exchanges with tango musicians from Europe and Argentina.
Collectress are an all-female multi-instrumental quartet making experimental and lyrical music performed with strong visual play. Some of their music is closely written, hammered out and shaped in their minds and fingers, some is improvised in the moment you hear it. Having worked together in numerous projects for over ten years, Alice, Caroline, Quinta and Rebecca formed Collectress in 2009.
Gill Sandell plays accordion and flute, and sings backing vocals, as part of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. She regularly collaborates with other musicians and bands, and in recent years has also developed as an independent singer/songwriter and guitarist. Her album Tarry Awhile features contributions from fellow bandmembers of Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra, Magoo, and The Red Clay Halo.
*Entry to Daylight Music is free but we ask you consider giving a small donations (suggested donation £3.50) which we put towards the running costs and expenses of bring these bands (from all over the country) to the venue. Thank you for your support!