Jeremy Harmer (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Lynch (cello)

House concert for CamCRAG

CamCRAG supporters are invited to a house concert in Cambridge on Sunday 2 June, for an evening of music and song with Jeremy Harmer (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Lynch (cello).

A home concert is a very special experience. You’re in a sitting room with other friendly people, it’s all very relaxed and you have the opportunity to chat with the artists during the interval and at the end.

The concert begins at 7.30pm, with guests welcome from 6.45pm, and should finish around 10pm. Food will be provided, but please do bring your favourite drinks.

Places are limited and are available by a donation of at least £15, with 50% of all money raised going to CamCRAG.

To reserve one or more places, and for more information, please email dianakazemi@hotmail.com

Jeremy Harmer (vocals, guitar) and Joshua Lynch (cello)

Jeremy and Josh met each other when Josh was appointed principal cello of the Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra (where Jeremy plays viola), subsequently joining the Ad Hoc string sextet to accompany Jeremy in a series of concerts showcasing Jeremy’s contemporary folk songs.

But it was when they first started playing as a duo that they discovered a shared joy in this new (for them) blend of musical styles and interests.

Called – in a recent review of one of his CDs – a ‘twenty-first century troubadour’, Jeremy’s songs are a mixture of his own finely crafted musings on the world we live in and the people who inhabit it. Sometimes romantic, sometimes political, sometimes literary they are always captivating. He accompanies himself with exquisite guitar playing – and includes songs from the folk tradition, from other writers and from Mexico.

Josh brings a passionate intensity to his relationship with his cello. Coupling a sweet lyricism with – when occasion demands it – biting humour, he improvises to the songs Jeremy sings, giving him a kind of freedom he does not enjoy when performing in his life as a classical musician.

Jeremy and Josh’s performances have been greeted with excitement and enthusiasm by all who have heard them, captivated, as they are, by the pleasure these two performers take in making music together.

In their programme Jeremy and Josh will offer a range of songs as well as solo cello music and a whole lot besides. Prepare to be charmed, provoked and moved by what you experience.