Volatinsky Trio (Stephen Lalor) (2013)

volatinsky trioAnother WOMADelaide 2013 related interview, this time with Stephen Lalor, guitarist with the Volatinsky Trio.  The WOMAD programme describes the trio thus: “The sound of Russia and the Balkans reach out and embrace the world in the capable hands of the Volatinsky Trio.  Fuelled by an exotic combination of instruments – cimbalom (hammered dulcimer), cello, domra (Russian mandolin) and guitar – these masterful performers have recently become the darlings of the international festival circuit.”

In this chat, Stephen discusses his other musical projects / the use of the mandolin in various formats and how the performer’s approach changes between genres / the resilience of cimbalom strings / the history of the trio and the music it plays – and much more.  Interview conducted with Michael Hunter on  February 1, 2013.  Their ‘Troika’ CD is available via iTunes and any good record stores that remain!

Stephen Lalor interview (13.44) 

http://www.myspace.com/volatinskytrio

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