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’…
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…
This small selection of video clips was produced by the La Dolce Vita venue team.
For more AAMF 2019 video clips, go to:-
Joan McEldowney, with Mark Campbell on percussion…
and Ollie Chapman…
The final AAMF 2019 concert is tomorrow night, Thursday, 31st January!
The ‘Acoustic Night‘ will be hosted by La Dolce Vita venue, Al Ain. It starts at 6 pm.
No charge for admission.
Don’t miss it!
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“…
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.
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 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.
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!
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 started playing guitar as a teenager and began to perform in German and British folk clubs in the early 1970s. He 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”. He 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!
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.
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.