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Ben Crosland Quintet - Solway Stories

Full Price : £98 (Full Festival Pass), £41 (Sunday Pass)

When : Sun 9th Oct at 5:00pm (Ends - 12:00am)

Where : St Bartholomew's Church

Category : Ticketed


Solway Stories is a collection of twelve original compositions by bassist and composer Ben Crosland. The music was inspired by his 1988 visit with his mother to the beautiful area of South West Scotland, bordering the Solway Firth.

Following the trip, Ben Crosland was rapt by it’s captivating landscape and placenames. Thirty years later, when caring for his mother, he chanced upon a video of Richard Thompson performing Beeswing. It immediately struck a chord as one of the placenames from this memorable trip and inspired Crosland to produce Solway Stories

Performed by an all star band featuring Steve Waterman on trumpet/flugelhorn, Chris Allard on guitar, Steve Lodder on piano and keyboard and Caroline Boaden on drums, “Crosland has produced yet another winning album” (Jazz Journal).

Ben Crosland has been associated with Marsden Jazz Festival since it was first conceived in 1991. His expertise and network have been critical to the programming of three decades of MJF. He has brought many ensembles to Marsden and MJF has commissioned new music by Ben over the years, including An Open Place (2011) and The Ray Davies Songbook (2016).

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