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Circus Dinogad

Welcome to the bewitching world of Circus Dinogad in which Welsh contralto Hilary Summers, the Dutch theorbo & bass clarinet duo Mike Fentross & Maarten Ornstein and the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam converge in a fusion of musical traditions.

★★★★★
'They move seamlessly through the ages, masters of every musical language they perform: Irish jig , Scottish folksong, Welsh lullaby, Renaissance lute songs, each piece layered with an improvisatory twist. Above all, they know how to have fun.'

★★★★★
'An irresistible indulgence'

The Scotsman

★★★★
'Pure musical quality that keeps you listening'

Volkskrant

Jean-Luc Ponty – Jig

Jig the CIRCUS DINOGAD album, a collaboration with contralto Hilary Summers, bass clarinetist Maarten Ornstein, theorbist Mike Fentross .

I will give my love an apple – English tradition c. 19th century

‘I will give my love an Apple’ from the album Circus Dinogad, a collaboration with contralto Hilary Summers, bass clarinetist Maarten Ornstein, theorbist Mike Fentross .

Maarten Ornstein – How do I loathe thee

‘How do I loathe thee’ from the album Circus Dinogad, a collaboration with contralto Hilary Summers, bass clarinetist Maarten Ornstein, theorbist Mike Fentross .

Henry Purcell – Music for a While

‘Music for a While’ from the album Circus Dinogad, a collaboration with contralto Hilary Summers, bass clarinetist Maarten Ornstein, theorbist Mike Fentross .

Formed in Amsterdam in 2022, this new ensemble’s journey takes you through ancient melodies, reimagined classics, and innovative original compositions that playfully plunge into the bottomless sea of human emotions.

The first steps of this new group explored more or less familiar areas, namely the boundaries between baroque, renaissance, traditional and improvised music. The culmination of the album comes in the shape of the Seven Deadly Sins: seven completely new compositions, written by the individual musicians woven seamlessly into the fabric of the album. With this innovative addition, the ensemble’s essence evolved, shedding traditional stylistic confines and boldly embarking on audacious musical escapades.

 

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