One Night on Earth

Gerard Gripper and Derek Cousins (4364702)

Gerard Gripper and Derek Cousins (4364702)

First published in What's on

A rare chance to hear South African guitarist Derek Gripper perform solos and duos with his good friend Welsh guitarist Gerard Cousins on a stunning musical journey from Wales to Africa and the world at Theatr Mwldan on Thursday March 20 at 7.30pm.

Both musicians draw on the ancient traditions of their homelands, fusing them with their classical training and techniques for an evening of music that promises some staggering performances from two of the most original and imaginative musicians around.

Derek is in the UK at the invitation of classical guitar great John Williams who upon hearing his latest CD “One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali” immediately invited Derek to perform alongside him and John Etheridge in London. Featuring music by kora virtuoso Toumani Diabete, Derek has successfully managed to fit the music of the 21 string African Harp onto the 6 strings of the guitar. Songlines Magazine called this “a staggering achievement” selecting the CD as a Top of the World album in March 2013.

Tickets for One Night on Earth are £12 full (£10 concessions) available from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, on-line at or via smartphones.

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