New season of the Royal Albert Hall’s free lively lunchtime series – ignite

New season of the Royal Albert Hall

This autumn, the Royal Albert Hall presents the second year of its free lunchtime music series, ignite. The series will take place most Fridays from September to December from 12 noon until 1.30pm and features talented new ensembles in the relaxed atmosphere of the Hall’s Café Consort.

The autumn season features some exciting new groups including Dom James and his Dixie Ticklers who will be performing some traditional Dixieland jazz, the Branco Stoysin Trio playing the traditional folk music of the Yugoslavs and the Alex Hutton Jazz Trio. Also playing are several ignite regulars including the Gustavo Marques Brazilian Quintet and Appassionata, the all female guitar trio who perform a diverse range of music from baroque to Latin. The series is packed full of a wide range of music from jazz to Klezmer!

Full ignite listings:

Praying for the Rain – Friday 1 September – Eclectic mix of world sounds, rhythms and ethnic traditions

Dom James and his Dixie Ticklers – Friday 8 September – A Dixieland explosion

Ammar & Levi plus special guest – Friday 15 September – Klezmer trio combining violin, clarinet and guitar

Branco Stoysin Trio – Friday 22 September – The traditional music of the Yugoslavs with lyrical guitar

Ensamble Criollo – Friday 29 September – Latin American rhythms featuring harp, guitar and percussion

Gustavo Marques Quintet – Friday 6 October – A lively mix of bossa nova, Brazilian 70’s funk, samba and chorinho

Alex Hutton Trio – Friday 20 October – Uplifting melodic jazz for piano, bass and drums

Sounds of India – Friday 3 November – Traditional north Indian ragas

Appassionata – Friday 17 November – Dynamic female guitar trio performing baroque to jazz

The Lonnigans Skiffle Quartet – Friday 24 November – Skiffle with a British influence!

Beskdy – Friday 1 December – Traditional and contemporary sounds from Eastern Europe to the Middle East

Bagge & Armer – Friday 15 December – Eclectic mix of blues and beyond

Ignite will take place in the Royal Albert Hall’s Café Consort which serves Starbucks coffee, sandwiches, salads and light lunches and is a welcome addition to the South Kensington area. 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 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
Venue: Royal Albert Hall
Venue Address: Kensington Gore, London
Press Tickets: Not Specified
Sponsorship: Not Specified
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Name: Jodie Jenkins