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Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper and Emily Askew with superb guitarist and tamboura player Adrian Lever

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai). Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony. Each member of Alma brings their own individual style and influences to the band. This includes John’s work with Chris Wood in the English Acoustic Collective and groundbreaking string quartet Methera, Emily’s extensive experience in early music (playing with The Dufay Collective, Shakespeare’s Globe and at Glyndebourne), and Adrian’s knowledge of Eastern European music developed through his highly acclaimed work with Arhai and Horses Brawl. Alma’s unique approach to the gems of each tradition result in beautiful and exciting new arrangements, that tantalise and excite the audience!

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From customers:

The T, 3 years ago

ethereal and seductive...their repertoire continually springs surprises. The playing is spry, intelligent and joyous too

FROOTS M, 3 years ago

Fiddlers Emily Askew and John Dipper, in tandem with guitarist Adrian Lever, explore a cornucopia of music from European and Asian fiddle traditions. Dexterity and virtuosity are balanced by elegance of phrasing in a keen recording of joyous presence.

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