Eurosession is excited to be hosting 2 members of Julivert for a packed evening on Thursday 18th April. Julivert are a lively traditional Catalan band. Our 2 guest musicians are Jordi Suñé (vocals and guitar) and Gerard Torres (diatonic accordion and vocals), with the addition of Anna who will help with teaching the dances.
7pm – 8pm: Dance workshop
This will include a range of dances such as a gentle bal pla promenade, an iconic sardana circle, and a more energetic jota. These dances all provide a sense of shared community and enjoyment, and, in combination, are a great way to develop graceful poise, nimble footwork, and a charismatic confidence. Bring well-sprung shoes and plenty of laughter.
8.15pm – 9.15pm: Music workshop
This will focus on how to transmit dance rhythm in a Catalan tune, with harmonic accompaniment; this requires both energy and precision from the musicians. All instruments welcome; Gerard plays a diatonic G/C but will accommodate D/G melodeons!
Later in the evening from 9.15pm we’ll move to an open Eurosession format for offerings and requests, interspersed with some further songs and dances from our Catalan guests.
Usual request of £5 donation, around £7-10 if you participate in both workshops. If you’re skint, whatever you can afford, your company and participation is the most important.
NB. Because we are so keen to catch the Catalans on their travels, we are postponing our April Eurosession; we’ll be upstairs in Shakespeare’s pub one week later than usual.
Soveuen amics – come on friends, let’s festa! xx Eurosesh