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) 


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