Catherine May and Andrew Allen

Catherine May and Andrew Allen formed their duo in 2018 to explore the repertoire for voice and guitar.  They are particularly interested in exploring the eclectic and unique ways that the guitar and voice have worked together both historically and in contemporary music.  The guitar has been used as accompaniment for the voice since the 16th century in both popular and ‘art’ songs.  Their concerts together have been very successful and they look forward to continuing their partnership.

Catherine and Andrew have had to postpone their performance at The Headgate Theatre on the 21st January 2023. The programme will include songs and guitar solos by de Falla and Turina in the first half. The second half will focus on folk and popular songs. A new date will be published soon.

Their repertoire includes:

Songs and Ayres Books 1 & 2      John Dowland

Sequidillas       Fernando Sor

Three Spanish Songs        Joaquin Rodrigo

Three Tonadillas         Enrique Granados (trans Azpiazu)         

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5        Heitor Villa-Lobos

Modinha                                           Heitor Villa-Lobos

Desafinado        Antonio Carolos Jobim

Songs from Doce Canciones (1811)       Federico Moretti

The Divan of Moses-Ibn-Ezra (1966)          Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Songs with guitar accompaniment        Franz Schubert   

Chelsea Morning, Both Sides Now       Joni Mitchell  

The ‘Blue’ album       Joni Mitchell  

Find out more about Catherine May here

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