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The Queen’s Hall presents

Poppy Ackroyd + support

11 May 2018 at 7:00pm

A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Poppy Ackroyd has turned heads in the neo-classical world and comes to The Queen’s Hall stage for the first time with her latest album Revolve (released on Björk’s One Little Indian Records label) – her most ambitious and progressive piece of work to date.

Ackroyd plays a combination of both upright and grand piano, and even plays the inside of the instrument using fingers, drumsticks and plectrums – then arranges and multi-tracks the resulting sounds. The artist employed the same technique to record herself playing violin, pianino, harmonium and spinet, as well as record other musicians who played cello, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and hang. The result is a fantastic fusion of acoustic and electronic in a post-classical setting.

"Ackroyd paints with sound, revealing strange and complex tonal shifts...” (The Skinny)

“…staggering lovely” (Stereogum)

Poppy will be supported by Glasgow-based Cucina Povera, aka Finnish-born musician and artist Maria Rossi, who will be showcasing her new debut album Hilja 

“an album of rare beauty and conceptual rigour. Rossi loops and layers her vocals over minimal synths and environmental recordings, but the music remains fluid and amorphous, never falling into rote repetition «««««.” (The List)

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Poppy Ackroyd + support
Event Poppy Ackroyd + support
Date 11 May 2018 at 7:00pm
Tickets £10 + £2 booking fee per ticket. This fee is charged on all sales for this event (ie telephone, internet, in person).

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

7pm: Doors Open
Time TBC: Cucina Povera
Time TBC: Poppy Ackroyd
We are currently waiting for the finalised schedule for this performance and will update this page as soon as possible (this is normally on the afternoon of the performance).

Photo by Maxim Abrossimow