ignite – return of Royal Albert Hall’s free lively lunchtime series

This summer, the Royal Albert Hall introduces the third season of its free lively lunchtime music series, ignite, offering a wide range of styles to suit all musical tastes in the relaxed atmosphere of the Café Consort on most Fridays from June to August, 12 noon to 1.30pm.

Plastic Chairs, the popular traditional Greek group, return to open the summer series with some lively and fun music for all to enjoy. Then, in addition to the return of popular regular performers, the Hall welcomes several new groups to ignite. These include Bagge & Armer with an eclectic mix of blues, Ensamble Criollo with Latin American music for harp, guitar & percussion, and a variety of Flamenco, jazz and Indian music groups.

As part of Exhibition Road Music Day on Wednesday 21 June, the Hall has added an extra performance to ignite by toe-tapping bluegrass & ragtime group, The Huckleberries. For more information, please visit www.exhibitionroadmusicday.org

The full listings for this season are:

Plastic Chairs – Friday 2 June – Lively traditional Greek folk group

Matices Latinos – Friday 9 June – Energetic folk and Latin American four-piece band

Bagge & Armer – Friday 16 June – Eclectic mix of blues and beyond

The Huckleberries – Part of Exhibition Road Music Day – Wednesday 21 June – Toe-tapping ragtime, bluegrass and traditional Irish

Ensamble Criollo – Friday 23 June – Latin American rhythms for harp, guitar, percussion

Lo Fi Swing- Friday 7 July – Gypsy jazz quartet with strong swinging rhythms

Roots of India – Friday 14 July – Traditional north Indian ragas

Byron Johnston – Friday 21 July – Solo flamenco, Mediterranean influenced guitar

El Tropezón – Friday 28 July – Argentinean tango for piano and guitar

Klezmania – Friday 4 August – Entertaining, compelling Klezmer

Dan Redding Band – Friday 11 August – A mix of traditional and original jazz

Ricardo Garcia’s Flamenco Flow – Friday 18 August – Authentic flamenco with world and jazz influences

Unnati & Spiritual Junction – Friday 25 August -Singer/songwriter performing Indian and contemporary fusion

ignite takes place in the Hall’s Café Consort which serves Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, salads and light lunches. It is open from 8.30am-4.00pm (Mon to Fri) and 10.00am-4.00pm (Sat and Sun) and is located on the first floor of the South Porch at Door 12.

ignite forms part of the Royal Albert Hall’s plans to increase visitor access to the building through daytime tours and to further develop the Hall’s Education Programme and strands of new programming – investing in the artists of tomorrow and providing free music for the general public.

Region: All
Start Date: 02/06/2006
End Date: 25/08/2006
Start Time: 12 noon
Venue: Royal Albert Hall
Venue Address: Kensington Gore, London
Website: http://www.royalalberthall.com
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Jodie Jenkins
Phone: 020 7589 3203