More AAMF 2019 videos now on YouTube!

More videos of AAMF 2019 performances are now available for viewing on the new Al Ain Music Fest youtube channel Why not check them out?

In this video, Joan McEldowney performs her set – with Mark Campbell on percussion – at the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night’

AAMF 2019 Acoustic Night photos…

These great photos of the performers at the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night’ on 31st January at La Dolce Vita venue were taken by locally-based photographer Khalid I. L. AbuTaqiya

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AAMF 2019 ‘Acoustic Night’ video selection

This small selection of video clips was produced by the La Dolce Vita venue team.

For more AAMF 2019 video clips, go to:-

https://www.facebook.com/alainmusicfest/

Joan McEldowney, with Mark Campbell on percussion…

Martyn Crocker

Midian Almeida

and Ollie Chapman

AAMF Acoustic Night this Thursday, 31st Jan at La Dolce Vita

Over 100 lovers of ‘live’ music have so far expressed an interest in the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night on its Facebook Event page. So, we’re expecting a good attendance this Thursday evening at La Dolce Vita venue. For more details, including the venue’s location map, go to its Event page:- https://www.facebook.com/events/380313455870623/

This free concert starts at 6 pm. Don’t miss it!

Midian Almeida is one of the performers this Thursday evening. In this video she performs Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time“…

Joan McEldowney to play AAMF Acoustic Night on Thurs 31st Jan.

We are delighted that Joan McEldowney will be performing at an AAMF concert again!
Joan was born in South Derry, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Abu Dhabi city, after several years’ living and working in Al Ain.joan mceldowney aamf guitar evening
She has played live on the BBC alongside of Neil Hannon of Divine Comedy; and played on Sky TV, too. And, she has supported groups and soloists including Josh Ritter, the Hothouse Flowers, Radiohead and James Blunt.
Taking over the role of Director for the Al Ain Music Festival 2016, Joan was responsible for organising an eclectic mix of successful events.
On Thursday, 31st January she will be singing and playing acoustic guitar at the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night. This free concert is being hosted by La Dolce Vita venue. The live music starts at 6 pm..

Don’t miss it! 

Ollie Chapman plays the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night’ on Thurs. 31st Jan.

acoustic nightOllie Chapman is in the listing of talented performers for the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night on Thursday, 31st January. This Brighton College Al Ain student has performed at the LDV’s new monthly ‘Open Mic/Jam Sessions‘ and with the new BCAA Community Orchestra.ollie chapman

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, 15-year-old Ollie Chapman now lives in Al Ain, where his musical talents keep him very busy. Ollie performs across the UAE and the UK in solo gigs as well as in collaborations. These include performing on the QE2, and with former X Factor UK contestant Stacey Camps, and her band ‘Urban Vibes’.

Ollie has been picked as one of the “7 UAE musicians to watch out for in 2019″ by “Gulf News“… https://gulfnews.com/entertainment/music/7-uae-musicians-to-watch-out-for-in-2019-1.61538735

He is now applying to audition for the ‘X Factor 2019‘ — here’s hoping all goes well!

Ollie posts about his music-making frequently on Instagram –   @officialolliechapman/ 

This La Dolce Vita video clip shows a medley from one of Ollie’s recent appearances there…

This free concert starts at 6 pm.. Don’t miss it!

Manfred Malzahn to perform at AAMF Acoustic Night on 31st Jan

We are very pleased to announce that Manfred Malzahn will be making his debut AAMF performance during the ‘Acoustic Night‘ concert on Thursday, 31st January. manfred-malzahn

Manfred started playing guitar as a teenager and began to perform in German and British folk clubs in the early 1970s. manfred malzahn with guitar caseHe was a member of “2+1”, “Patchwork” and “Dreirad” in Germany, “High Ground” and “The Solan Company” in Scotland, “The Living Stones” in Malawi and “Free Association” in the UAE, where he has been living since 1998.

He started writing his own songs in the 1980s; some of his lyrics were set to music and recorded by the German bands “Distant Friends”, “Blind Summit” and “Puzzlepie”. maxresdefaultHe also wrote the libretto for a musical play that was staged in Germany in the mid-1990s.

Manfred will be performing on the AAMF ‘Acoustic Night‘ at La Dolce Vita venue on Thursday, 31st January at 6 pm. This concert is free of charge.

Don’t miss it!

Midian Almeida returns to the LDV on Thursday, 31st January

The Brazilian singer and guitarist Midian Almeida has been living in Al Ain since 2015. Bossa nova, samba and jazz Brazil are her main styles of music. Midian sings in both Portuguese and English.

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In the last 3 years, she has performed in some of the top venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. And, recently, Midian was the surprise guest on the last night of Arab Fashion Week, confirming the recognition and high standing she has been granted as a performer in the Emirates.


Midian will be performing on the upcoming AAMF ‘Acoustic Night on Thursday, 31st January. This free concert will start at 6 pm. a
t the La Dolce Vita venue. More details of the performers and the venue’s location map are available at:- https://www.facebook.com/events/380313455870623/ 

Don’t miss it!

Martyn Crocker set for AAMF ‘Acoustic Night’ on Thurs. 31st Jan

We are delighted to announce that Martyn Crocker will be making his first appearance at the Al Ain Music Festival on Thursday, 31st January at La Dolce Vita venue. This free concert starts at 6 pm. Don’t miss it!

Here he performs ‘Haven’t You Heard?‘ with his band for ‘Live for BBC Introducing’

More of Martyn Crocker’s music is available on Spotify