Peter Bacon reports:
The one-day musical extravaganza with Sid Peacock’s Surge Orchestra at its heart is back for a third spring showing on Saturday 27 April 2019. As before the venue is the mac in Birmingham, and as previously the Bangor Co.Down-born bandleader/collaborator has curated a richly expansive programme of bands will all kinds of styles and influences.
The central performance of Surge In Spring III will be the ever-expanding Surge Orchestra (it can number as many as 21 players) with guests Eimear McGeown on Irish flute, Niwel Tsumbu on Congolese guitar and Ulster Scots piper Darren Milligan, playing music from the band’s new album Valley of Angels, which will be launched on the day.
Also on the main stage will be the Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra and the Kadialy Kouyate Band, as well as many other free events in various spaces around the mac, including Ukrainian songwriter Iryna Muha, Haitian song from Germa Adan, Ulster songwriter Richard Laird and the oboe and pipes duo of Melinda Maxwell and Calum Armstrong.
Here is a promo video:
Tickets are now on sale. The three main concerts are £10 each or all three for £24.