From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 10 November 2006 14:06
Subject: Chris Wood - Gulbenkian

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The Lark Descending


Friday 1 December 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury


Entirely solo Wood reveals the cultural DNA of the English speaking people in a defiantly optimistic concert.


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CHRIS WOOD is a remarkable composer and musician (violin, guitar and voice). Immersed in English church music and later in the traditional music of England, Quebec and France, he has worked with musicians from both the folk and classical world, as a player, composer, arranger and teacher. He toured all over the world in a duo with Andy Cutting and has performed in the highly acclaimed 'Wood, Wilson and Carthy' and ‘The English Acoustic Collective’.


Now his solo album “The Lark Descending” has received remarkable acclaim and Chris tours solo in 2006.



“In a warm, dark brown voice with sparse, minimalist accompaniment, Wood is an intimate story teller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world…. he seamlessly knits the spirit of the tradition into his very contemporary parables. And it's magnificent.”

Colin Irwin


The Irish Times ****

“Wood's ferocious musicality is everywhere: from the fiery cello scaffolding of John Barleycorn to the somnolent guitar of Bleary Winter.  Unapologetically and quintessentially English - and unmissable.”

Siobhan Long  



Tickets £12 Concs £10

Booking Office 01227 769075




Press contact: Alan Bearman Music 020 8347 4200 bearman_at_btinternet_dot_com      CD available for radio stations

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
01227 827956