David Nigel Lloyd

David Nigel Lloyd

Traditional music with a twist

David Nigel Lloyd to play at the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville on March 20.

David Nigel Lloyd, a non-traditional traditionalist, will bring a collection of folk songs to the McMillan Arts Centre on March 20.

Many of the traditional songs, however, will be overlaid with new but related lyrics. As the British magazine Folk Roots wrote, “Lloyd uses traditional tunes and themes where it suits his purposes.” So, you’ll hear the old Anglo-Celtic pantheon of

demon knights, faerie queens and divine drunkards wandering the deserts, mountains and boom towns of Southern California where Lloyd lived for 35 years.

In performance, he will accompanies himself on guitar and the eight-stringed octar. He’ll also often introduce his  songs with an ornate joke, a true tale or — to keep things honest — an outrageous lie.  As the LA Weekly once wrote, “Lloyd is some serious traditional fun.”

The show at the MAC will start at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for OCAC members and $15 for general admission and are available at the MAC or at the performance door.

For more information, call 250-248-8185.

— NEWS Staff/MAC

 

 

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