NCEM Season 2017


Tuesday 7 November | 7.30pm
£14.00 (£12.00 concs; £5.00 under 35)
When booking for a wheelchair/carer space, if you have specific access requirements or if you need the hearing loop, please contact the Box Office on 01904 65 8338 in advance so we can meet your requirements.
U35 and full time students £5 (More Info, how to book & T&Cs at

Songbirds of joy and sorrow: Southern Albanian music lost and found

Saze hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania - a polyphonic music with the power to entrance any listener. Urban instruments, including the clarinet and violin, take their inspiration from the iso-polyphonic singing of the villages where vocalists follow the ancient patterns of 'lead' and 'cutting' voices to improvise swirls around the melody, with moods ranging from aching, blues-like ‘kaba’ to joyful dances. This hand-picked ensemble includes some of the finest contemporary performers of this mesmerizing style of music originating in the cradles of Saze around the beautiful towns of Korça and Përmet, opening a
window into Albania's fascinating musical traditions.

‘music… that beautifully navigates the different and the familiar’ Glitterbeat Record Label

Please note there is a £1.50 administration charge per transaction

When & Where

National Centre for Early Music
Plenty of tickets
Tue, Nov 7

More Info

  • Songbirds of joy and sorrow
  • Promoted in Association with Making tracks