The Devil’s Violin was formed in 2006 by storyteller Daniel Morden, composer / cellist Sarah Moody and co-composer / violinist Oliver Wilson-Dickson.
In Spring this year the group was poised to begin rehearsals for what would have been their sixth major touring show – ‘The Beast in Me’.
Instead, working remotely from their various lockdown locations, they began to develop a series of traditional stories with musical accompaniment. These six tales, each a response to the unfolding crisis, were released every Sunday evening under the title ‘A Month of Sundays.’
The public reaction was immediate and enthusiastic, with hundreds of listeners tuning in at 8pm each week, and thousands more listening on catch up:
‘Thank you for bringing magic, music and mindfulness to my lockdown.’
‘A little high spot of the week. Thank you all so much for your generous spirit. You are making a difference in these troubling times.’
‘Such a perfectly tender story; just what the day needed! Voice and strings in perfect dance.’
Encouraged by such a powerful response the group have decided to make these stories (plus further tales from the continuing development of ‘The Beast in Me’) more widely available as a new podcast series.
‘Storytelling from The Devil’s Violin’ podcast launches 15 June 2020
Subscribe via your usual podcast platforms,
Or buy the whole 1st series as a single download from 15 June: thedevilsviolin.co.uk