Praying for the Rain

27 Aug 2021, 7:30pm
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One of the most dynamic and compelling bands performing today, whose unique style combines a blend of contemporary Folk, Roots, Americana and World music, together with beautifully crafted vocals, irresistible rhythms, memorable melodies, creating a truly uplifting experience.

Internationally recognized, they have travelled throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, and the Middle East and have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad and Stainsby and at London’s Union Chapel and South bank as part of a world music series presented by the National Theatre.

The evening’s performance will feature music from their new album entitled, Celebrate. Using such acoustic instruments as violin, mandolin, Bodhran, Native American flutes, percussion, guitars and accordion, the album captures the inspirational nature of the band that celebrates their long musical journey. The listener is drawn into beautiful melodies, harmonies and rhythm, which sets the contemporary mood of the album and makes their sound so unmistakable. They will also be performing a selection of songs from earlier Pftr albums and from recent solo projects. Always known for their innovative approach to music and sound, along with the beautiful merging of male and female voices, the band bridges traditional with modern cultures, world music and folk-roots, creating a rich, intriguing tapestry of acoustic ambience.

Expect an exhilarating night of high energy, movement and wonderfully engaging songs.

“Celebrate, the new album - The music is, at times, both beautiful and uplifting and accurately reflects the feel and atmosphere of their live performances which have attracted so many fans to them worldwide. There is even a rather mystical feel to some tracks keeping the listener attentive at all times. Overall, this is a delightful fusion of modern folk music and a bunch of very talented musicians all coming together in perfect synergy.  Rory M Stanbridge, Fatea Magazine

this driven musical collective lead by the visionary DeCicco brothers just can't stop the potency of their music and the uncanny enchantment it spreads amongst all of us who have been fortunate enough to hear the music and follow their journey”.  Max Reinhardt BBC 3 Late Junction

“Ambient rhythms, combined with world music, fine vocals that produce atmospheric and affecting pieces to the delight of the listener. Taken individually, the tracks are revelatory….music fans would be well advised to check out Pftr… well worth a listen.”  Hot Press


Important information about this event

Following the Prime Minister’s confirmation that social distancing will no longer apply to theatre performances, we have increased the number of tickets available for this performance.  We will continue to follow UK Theatre's recommendations for best practice to ensure the safety of our audiences at this time under the See-it-Safely kitemark.  We will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations and encourage visitors to wear face masks when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets.  We will monitor our protocols in accordance with future government advice.