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1,000 Places

Aidan Jolly

What is it that makes a community? What is it that makes a place ‘home’?

For 25 years, Aidan Jolly has been creating songs that investigate and celebrate the idea of a sense of place. For the first time he has collected these songs together. Some are commissioned pieces, others are music originally written for plays, and some are responses to places personally significant to Aidan.

Inspired by locations across the UK, from Dorset to Herefordshire, the Borders, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Peak District and beyond, each song tells a specific story.

‘1,000 Places’ looks at how the local becomes the universal. It’s performed as a trio, with Aidan singing and performing on guitar, melodeon and bouzouki, supported by long-term collaborators Jo Alampo (vocals, accordion, flute, violin and ukulele) and Jaydev Mistry (percussion and electronic soundscapes).

Suitability: Suitable for ages 5+