Our popular annual Viva Tango! nights of music and dancing return to Edinburgh Jam House and The Brunton on 26-27 Nov 2014. Recreating the milongas of the Argentine 'orquesta tipica', the band of Mr McFall's Chamber is joined by a host of special guests from the world of tango song, music and dance.
Dancing under the Shadows brings extraordinary pianist Simon Smith into the band for music from the lavish Polish nightclub scene of the 1930's. Argentine tango had taken the whole world by storm, but nowhere more so than Poland, where songwriters and dance band leaders wrote their own tango numbers and, during the 30’s, developed a specifically Polish style.
Renowned for their innovative approach to programming and stylistic plurality, Mr McFall's Chamber have been described as 'the jewel in the Scottish musical crown' (The Scotsman), and lauded as 'potentially the most important single development on the Scottish music scene for a long time' (The Herald). The ensemble plays a range of music from tango through jazz and rock to contemporary classical, taking in quite a lot besides. It consists of string quartet, bass, piano, percussion and sometimes vocals - and more as required. The group's aim is always to create new audiences, new music and new directions in music.