North West Cultural Partnership: Beyond Borders
New music devised and commissioned for Sid Peacock and The Surge Orchestra with three guest musicians, performing in England, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Sid Peacock studied at North Down College, Breton Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire and Ulster University. As well as leading Surge Orchestra, he works actively as a composer, producer and educator for organisations such as Cheltenham and Lichfield festivals, Birmingham Jazz, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, ACE and Moving on Music. Irish flautist Eimear McGeown has built a reputation as being one of the world’s most versatile exponents of both classical and Irish flute. She has appeared as a soloist in America, South Korea, Japan, China, Philippines and throughout Europe. She has performed on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms and the World Premiere of Dave Morris’ Concerto in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. From the Democratic Republic Of Congo Niwel Tsumbu has settled in Ireland and has quickly become a prominent face on the Irish music scene. He has been hailed as ”an exceptional guitar player” by Jazz magazine ‘Allaboutjazz’ and “enchanted” by the Irish Times. Darren Milligan from Londonderry, was the first piper to study on Newcastle University’s Folk Music Degree. He is an active performer, educator and organiser on the traditional music and band scenes.
North West Cultural Partnership aims to promote community participation in arts and cultural activities; advance education by encouraging and fostering enhanced understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts; promote citizenship and social inclusion through involvement in the arts and advance community development.