VENUE (Bristol)

The Devil's Violin

Daniel Morden’s impelling, theatrical storytelling is by turns visceral, eerie and heart-wrenching,underpinned and heightened by virtuoso gypsy riffs which take the audience by the hand and lead them, sometimes jigging and sauntering, sometimes at a breakneck rush or a stealthy creep, through the dark, shape-shifting woods of Romany folk law. Using just his own ‘bag ‘o bones’ and his voice, which has a range of mood and tone as wide the instruments that accompany him, Morden unearths and celebrates a rich oral tradition which has been buried for too long. If you’ve ever been less than taken with storytelling, put the experience to one side and be prepared to be amazed, transported and moved by this masterful exemplar of the genre.