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John Kenny

The Voice of the Carnyx. New Music for Trombone & the Celtic Carnyx

Sunday 29 November, 3pm
Online Event


Annachiara Gedda Echoes
Ronald MacNiven Gotham Soliloquy
John Kenny The Cry of the Wolf
Dorian Kelly DR1
John Kenny The Voice of the Carnyx

Celebrated trombonist and carnyx player John Kenny performs a selection of new works for trombone chosen from our international call for scores. The programme will also feature two works by Kenny for the ancient Celtic war horn, the carnyx.

In 1993 Kenny became the first person for 2000 years to play the great iron age Celtic war horn known as the carnyx. He has since gone on to compose and perform on the instrument touring internationally, in the concert hall, on radio, television, and film.


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About the artists (click to expand)

John Kenny sits with musical instruments around him

Trombonist, composer and actor, John Kenny has performed and broadcast as a soloist in over 50 nations as an interpreter of contemporary, jazz and early music. He is also a founder member of the European Music Archaeology Project and in 1993 became the first person for 2000 years to play the great Celtic war horn known as the carnyx. He is professor of trombone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and of sackbut at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and regularly gives masterclasses and lectures at conservatoires and universities throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.

Anthony Clare photographed looking over a piano

Antony Clare is a teacher, performer and composer who was born and lives in Nottingham, UK. He read music at York University and has subsequently combined piano and clarinet teaching with a range of performing activities. He is one half of the duo SCAW (with Sarah Watts, bass clarinet/contra-bass clarinet), who have given many concerts and world premiere performances throughout the UK and abroad.

As a composer, Antony has (amongst other things) many crazy pieces for one or more bass clarinets to his name. His music has been performed in the UK, Europe and the USA.

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