Quartet to celebrate 10 years of folk music

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Celebrating 10 years together, groundbreaking folk string quartet Methera launches its third album, this month and a performance in North Northumberland.

Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in the musical traditions of England, Sweden and beyond.

The members national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act.

Ten years on from their first public appearance they are as captivating and innovative as ever and celebrate with a national tour and the launch of their third album Vortex, which is released tomorrow.

Lucy Deakin (cello), John Dipper and Emma Reid (fiddles/from Northumberland) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction.

Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling – chamber folk at its best.

They will be playing on Friday, November 18, at Embleton Village Hall.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7.30pm, are £8 in advance from www.wegottickets.com/event/375460