Mandolin player joins the bill for ‘Folk Night’ on Friday, 11th Nov.

paul-nancarrowPaul Nancarrow is joining the bill for the AAMF 2016 ‘Folk Night on Friday, 11th November at the Sands Club, Al Ain. Paul will be playing his mandolin alongside of Joan McEldowney. They will cover an Eddie Vedder song from the movie, “Into the Wild“; a Strumbellas’ song; and songs from Joan’s own album, “Storm“.

Formerly a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, Paul is now an Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah.

Fright Night!

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Thursday, 27th October is ‘Fright Night‘ at the Sands Club, Al Ain!
Al Ain’s own Desert Groove band will be joined by the Skreemin’ Egulz band from Dubai.
And, Joan McEldowney will be performing a set, too.

The show kicks off at 8:30 pm and admission is free!

Don’t forget to dress to impress- it is Fright Night!!

Jordi Savall performs in Al Ain this Wed. 25th Nov.

jordi-savall_03_wideOn Wednesday, 25th November there is going to be a most remarkable concert in Al Ain. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics 2015/16 series, Jordi Saval and Hesperion XXI will be performing music from the time of the famous voyager, Ibn Battuta.

jordi-savall-by-herve-pouyfourcatJordi Savall‘s Honours and Awards include:-
2008 – Appointed European Union ambassador for intercultural dialogue
2008 – Savall and his wife, Montserrat Figueras, were named “Artists for Peace” by UNESCO;
2009 – Handel Music Prize from the city of Halle, Germany;
2011 – Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance for Dinastia Borja. Església i poder al Renaixement;and,
in 2013 – French Légion d’honneur
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall

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Driss El Maloumi

Not only the level of artistry, but also the selection of venue for

this concert is exceptional! The Bin Hamoodah Fort is an unfamiliar location for many long term residents of Al Ain. It belongs to the Al Hamoodah family.

Has this fort hosted any live music concerts before?
Where exactly is this Bin Hamoodah fort?
The GPS coordinates for the venue are:-
24°15’21.3″N 55°44’53.0″E

https://www.google.com/…/@…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0…

hesperion-xxiNote that Jordi Savall will also be presenting a lunchtime Workshop at the Al Ain English Speaking School this Wednesday, too.

This venue is very familiar to AAMF supporters. Last Saturday, for example, it hosted the AAMF 2015 Workshop – ‘Creating Through Music‘ – organised by Music Teacher, Paola Conte.

The AAESS also recently hosted a workshop provided by members of the Indian Symphony Orchestra. Over 600 students and staff attended…
http://www.aaess.com/…/2013-07-…/extra-curricular-activities

We expect a similarly strong turn out for this highly prestigious Jordi Savall Workshop. For more background on Savall’s career go to:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall and his own website:-http://www.alia-vox.com/