Aces & Eights, Tufnell Park
Thursday 21st December
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets £12 Advance, £14 on the night
Daria Kulesh has been described by Mike Harding as “one of the finest voices and one of the most intriguing and interesting songwriters on the present folk scene”. Born in Russia but based in the UK for the last 15 years, she fearlessly explores her heritage and turbulent family history in Ingushetia (North Caucasus) with songs that “aren’t just sung, but lived”.
Daria’s exciting collaboration with the extraordinary Belarusian pianist Marina Osman (Folking Awards Musician of the Year 2019) offers a fantastic variety for every listener, ingeniously mixing languages, stories and musical styles from folk to classical, with a helping of jazz. Expect passionate, virtuosic musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.
Firebirds have been on hiatus for over a year due to tragic events in Marina’s life. But she has always firmly believed in music as a force for good and healing, so returning to live performance is a crucial part of her recovery. She isn’t just a Firebird – she’s a Phoenix!
Daria and Marina will play, as they always have, passionate, fiery, defiant, joyful and tender songs from the heart. A festive set in celebration of earthly delights.
“Great battles of love and life all sung from the deep heart’s core” (Mike Harding)
“Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman took it to another level. One of the best sets I have ever seen” (Andy Tuck, Forty Tenth Promotions)
“The very best of the best included an amazing set from The Firebirds (Daria Kulesh and Marina Osman)… the call for an encore was so insistent it couldn’t be ignored” (Tony Birch, FATEA Magazine)