“Around the World in 80 Tunes” Concert

Simon Spalding

Simon Spalding plays Trent River Coffee Company on Saturday, April 2, presenting “Around the World in 80 Tunes”. The concert will feature musical instruments and tunes from near and distant lands.  Get ready to embark on a magic carpet ride of fun, exotic sounds at this evening of musical globe-trotting!

The instruments include a nyckelharpa from Sweden, a kemane from Uzbekistan; a cumbus from Turkey; a hardangfele from Norway, an erhu from China, a joura from Greece; as well as a 4-stringed instrument known as dorvon chiktei huur in its native Mongolia. A recent addition to the lineup is a kazookeylele, an instrument invented by Stuart Crout of Scotland, which combines ukulele, toy piano, and kazoo into one instrument!

Simon will share both traditional tunes for the instruments and musical surprises; as well as possibly a guest performer or two!  Some of the instruments are rare instruments recently acquired from distant corners of the globe.

Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in New Bern.  The music begins at 7:00pm, and tickets are $8, available at the door.  Call 252-514-2030 for more information.

Simon’s CDs featuring many of the instruments played in the concert, as well as copies of his new book “Food at Sea” (ISBN 9781442227361), will be for sale at the concert.

For more information on Simon’s music, check out his website: Simon Spalding.

Submitted by: Simon Spalding

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