“Virulence” – The latest video from the “Plague Doctors Cure All”. Filmed in Denmark, The Forest of Dean, Monmouth and Berry Hill Studios by Eclectic Films Ltd.
Playing Gaita Gallega as part of our “Maurice El Medioni” film and Music project, held at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London. Lyndon Owen (horns & pipes ) , Caractacus Downes (Bass), Yazid Fentazi (Oud), Simo Lagnawi (Gimbri & Karakab). This is loosely based on an Armenian folk dance “Pomporee”
The “Coltrane Dedication” playing “Lonnie’s Lament” at the Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, 2019. Lyndon Owen and Caractacus Downes (Saxes), Ashley John Long (Bass), Dave Jones (Piano), Ian Poole (Drums)
‘Yr Ogof’ – a solo tárogató with bird song in Cueva Del Hundidero deep in the Sierra y Luz, Andalucia, Spain
“Grosmontage” – an improvisation at St Nicholas Church in Grosmont with Caractacus Downes on Baritone. EIRA/Snow tend to finish the gig with one or two improvisations and this one just popped out and is now part of the repertoire
The ‘Shrine Syncrosystem’ plays at the Kingdom Project in the Old Electric Shop, Hay on Wye 25th August 2018 with Max Reinhardt and Rita Ray (DJs), Sheema Mukherjee (Sitar), Lyndon Owen (Saxophones and Bagpipes) and Batch Gueye (Voice)
“Lay it down, Charlie Brown” by Rod Mason, with Will Cass and Emanuelle Graffiti (Guitars), Roger Grey (Drums), Lyndon Owen (Soprano Sax) and Crac Downes (Electric Bass)
A much earlier manifestation of the “Coltrane Dedication” playing “Equinox” at the Queens Head, Monmouth. Lyndon Owen (Tenor & Soprano Sax), Caractacus Downes (Baritone & Tenor Sax), John Paul Gard (Piano), Iolo Whelan (Drums), Steve Tarner (Bass).
The BIG CLUTCH, a collective of experimental musicians, originally formed in 1995. They played Monmouth Music Festival and Brecon Jazz Festival in 2005 and this is some footage of their gig at the Queens Head, Monmouth. This was the first free-form gig staged by Music in Monmouth and supported by the Arts Council of Wales and established the Queens Head as an important venue for esoteric music since that date. It continues to be the most committed venue in South Wales for National and Internationally renowned players of new music.