"Sirocco is a once in a lifetime experience" - Plays To See

Sirocco is pure joy and energy - a great storm of music that celebrates the warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people; music that will raise the hairs on your arms and bring a great big smile to your face.

When the show toured in 2018, critics called it a “once in a lifetime experience” and audiences were dancing in the aisles. Now, they open their 19/20 Season with this joyous revival - 16 shows across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Switzerland.

Guest Director Abel Selaocoe is a completely inspiring artist who stands alone as an utterly unique, mesmerising, musical voice. Abel will be joined by Sidiki Dembele and Alan Keary from Chesaba, and of course, by the string quartet of Manchester Collective.

The show covers everything from Selaocoe’s outrageous arrangements for solo cello to beloved classics by Stravinsky and Haydn; from a set of original African folk to a collection of gorgeous Danish folk songs.



Sollima Lamentatio
Lawes Aire in C
Trad. Click Song
Haydn Op. 76 No. 1, II. Adagio Sostenuto
Trad. Ibuyile (South Africa)
Trad. Echa monati (South Africa)

Stravinsky Concertino
Trad. Old Reinlender from Sonndala (Denmark)
Trad. Little One Mine (Ghana)
Trad. O Fredik, O Fredik (Denmark)
Purcell Excerpts from The Fairy Queen
Trad. Takamba (Mali)

Tickets £15 / £11 (conc.*) including booking fee 7:30pm (Doors) 8.00pm Music *Concession applies to anyone claiming state benefits including pensions, students, under 18's and registered disabled. **Where a carer is required their ticket is free of charge. Please contact info@ocmevents.org /01865484777