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
New traditional stories from isolation
In these strange and uncertain times we thought that your imaginations might appreciate a little diversion. And so, from our various lockdown bunkers, we’ve been crafting new stories and music. We’ll be sharing this new work with you every Sunday evening at 8pm over the coming weeks and posting on youtube and facebook. These short 10 to 20 minute tales will be free to share and enjoy as long as the lockdown continues. Featuring Daniel Morden (storyteller), Sarah Moody (cello) and Oliver Wilson-Dickson (violin / production)
The first story is scheduled for 8pm this Easter Sunday – will you join us?
We’re stoked to be performing a final curtain call for STOLEN at the newly opened The Hat Factory Arts Centre in Luton this November – tickets now available:
Bristol’s #Fabularium festival is underway! Catch Oli and Daniel performing The Luck Child from 2pm this Sunday:http://crickcrackclub.com/fabularium/luck/
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On Saturday Daniel will be spinning fairytales at Bristol’s #Fabularium festival. We’d love to see you there: http://crickcrackclub.com/fabularium/woods/
On retreat with Methera on the Gower Peninsula
Catch up on our news, ahead of the final performance of Stolen tonight – https://mailchi.mp/51a7d2564af3/dv-newsletter-2399309
Last chance to see our kaleidoscopic storytelling epic STOLEN tonight!
Bitterley Village hall, Shropshire
& Hall for Gwinear in Cornwall on Saturday:
With Carn to Cove and Arts Alive & Flicks in the Sticks
Last chance to see STOLEN tonight, Fri & Sat.
Coming to the Conquest Theatre in Herefordshire, Bitterley Village Hall in Shropshire, and finally Hall for Gwinear, Cornwall.
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Far away there is a wasted land. The sky is crying. Under the sky there is a palace draped in black…
Final dates for STOLEN at
Conquest Theatre Bromyard, Bitterley near Ludlow and finally Hall for Gwinear this week.
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