Snag It! With Frog and Henry

Snag It! With Frog and Henry
Sunday 25 February 2018

Frog and Henry

Doors: 7pm till 11pm
Entry Price: £5 at the door
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Formed in New Orleans as a collective of several street performing groups, Frog & Henry perform and record old dance and jazz music from the early 1900s on brass and string instruments, with several singers and vocal harmony. Most of the band’s repertoire was obtained by digging up forgotten songs from the dawn of recorded music, in the form of early dance tunes, and from even earlier 19th century sheet music.

The band have borrowed the phrase ‘string and brass band’ from the descriptions of the earliest dance and jazz bands, and in that tradition feature violin and mandolin-banjo as melody instruments along with clarinet and baritone saxophone. They’ve also designed a foot-operated tuba that allows one person to play tuba and six-string banjo simultaneously!

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