Another 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)