Popeluc Concert

20th November 2005

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Sunday 20 November 2005 18.00 - 23.00, 32 Old Bailey Restaurant (see map here) 32 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7HS; Tube: Blackfriars and St. Paul’s The concert is between 19.00 – 21.00. You are invited to join us from 18.00 in order to take your seats and taste some excellent Romanian food from the newly opened restaurant. After the concert the evening continues till 23.00 with a dance and raffles. The evening program contains a mixture of songs, tunes, strigatura and perhaps a dance or two, from the Iza Valley of Maramures, neighbouring areas and other parts of Romania; and then a touch of England. ‘Eu-s fecior de morosan’ ‘Cine m-aude horin’ ‘Iza Valley medley’ ‘Saraca inima mea’ ‘Oh What Dreadful Thing’ ‘Reynardine’ and other tracks from their albums ‘Blue Dor’ and ‘Maramures et Cetera’. Sung in Romanian and English. Instruments used include cetera (fiddle), braci (viola), zongora (guitar), doba (drum). Pre-booked tickets (payable at the door): £6/£4 concessions for RCC members (bring your RCC card). £5 concessions for students (bring your student card) Non pre-booked tickets £1 supplement. BOOK NOW! Avoid supplement! Limited number of seats. In order to avoid disappointment, book by Wednesday 16 November 2005. THOSE WHO HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR PARTICIPATION ALREADY, PLEASE IGNORE THIS REMINDER. Book at bookings@romanianculturalcentre.org.uk or Tel. 020 7439 4052, ext. 102 To benefit of tickets with reduced price, you can become an RCC member on the ship (pay cash) or in advance, by post (pay by cheque). See details on www.romanianculturalcentre.org.uk/membership.html Organised by The Romanian Cultural Centre in London Popeluc, the Anglo-Romanian band consisting of Ioan Pop, Pete Castle and Lucy Castle (formerly Castle-Hotea) played together to great acclaim for several years in the mid 1990s. They played all over Britain and in Romania; they performed on TV and radio, had an article in fRoots and made several very well received albums, some of which are still available. Popeluc’s last UK tour was in 1997. Although the group never formally broke up it seemed that personal commitments, the difficulty of having a band with members living 1000 miles apart, red tape, and just the passing of time, meant they wouldn’t work together again. But they are! Ioan Pop has been invited to contribute to the Voluntary Arts Europe conference in Wales in November so the group are taking that opportunity to get together again for a short UK tour. Popeluc play a unique mixture of music. Starting with the authentic traditional music from the Maramures region of Romania, they then mix in a few items from neighbouring regions and blend in the English tradition as well. Songs are sung in Romanian then translated into English: Romanian and English songs on similar themes are juxtaposed or mixed in a medley. As well as the songs and tunes led by Lucy’s fiddle playing they include storytelling and will play for dancing. DISCLAIMER: The RCC reserves the right to refuse admission. Looking forward to see you! Don’t miss this exceptional POPELUC concert!