27th May 2012
The Fire Season is Jeremy Brownbrooke, Sophia Bidwell and Jonathan Le Cocq. Since 2009 they have played together in the Barocco Celtico ensemble at the Akaroa International Summer School.
From a variety of musical backgrounds, they are tune specialists, bringing you an evening of original and traditional music from celtic regions around the world.
Born in the Channel Island of Jersey, Jonathan Le Cocq studied music in London and Oxford, and moved to New Zealand in 2001 where he teaches music at Canterbury University. He divides his time between playing celtic music on guitar and mandolin, and early music on lute, theorbo and baroque guitar.
Jeremy Brownbrooke began his musical career as a choir boy and has graduated through rock bands, bush bands, celtic bands, playing mandolin, violin, guitar and other things with strings.
Sophia Bidwell trained as a classical pianist, studying music at the University of Canterbury, but is now more at home on the piano accordion. She is a regular performer at festivals and barn dances.