Help create the music which will be performed live at this series of concerts

Luke Daniels Kaleidoscope Quartet

Luke Daniels, the award winning folk musician is hosting a series of concerts across the North West in which audiences will be able to help create the new music to be performed.

The acclaimed musician and singer will perform with a folk and world music quartet using mobile technology to jointly create new music with audiences.

The concerts will showcase three international soloists from South Afric, Syria and China as the Kaleidoscope quartet.



Local audiences from across Liverpool, Southport, St Helens and Bury will be able to create and share their own musical arrangements from a pool of prerecorded audio clips of each artist involved by downloading the ‘music memes’ mobile app to contribute towards the development of their final work.

Who will be performing at the concerts?

Abel Selaocoe is a South African cellist who collaborates with beatboxers and world musicians whilst giving solo classical recitals and concerto performances as a soloist with numerous orchestras including Kwa-Zulu Philharmonic, Johnannesburg Phil and Randburg Symphony. He has performed at the Aldeburgh Festival and at the BBC Proms.

Rihab Azar is from the Syrian city of Homs. She studied at the Conservatoire of Damascus under such masters as Askar Ali Akbar and Issam Rafea. In 2014, She became the first woman oudist to perform accompanied by the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Since moving to the UK in 2016 under the “Migrant Talent” scheme she has performed with the London Sinfonietta and at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Zi Lan Liao is an international concert circuit performer on the Gu-Zheng (Chinese zither harp). She has performed at the Royals Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall and has toured Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Finland, United States, and Australia. She also participated at the WOMAD Recording Week in Bath Somerset

Luke Daniels is a multi- instrumentalist specialising in button accordion and melodeon Luke has enjoyed a long career collaborating with a range of artists and organisations as a means of promoting folk music. Riverdance, London Jazz Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Celtic Connections and English National Opera.

When do the concerts take place across the North West?

The Atkinson Southport:
May 8th Duo Abel Selacoe with Luke Daniels
May 22nd Duo Rihab Azar with Luke Daniels
June 13th Duo Zi Lan Lao with Luke Daniels
June 26th Full Kaleidoscope Quartet

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall:
May 10th Duo Abel Selacoe with Luke Daniels
May 23rd Duo Rihab Azar with Luke Daniels
June 15th Duo Zi Lan Lao with Luke Daniels
June 28th Full Kaleidoscope Quartet

Citadel St Helens:
May 11th Duo Rihab Azar with Luke Daniels
May 26th Duo Abel Selacoe with Luke Daniels
Jun 16th Duo Zi Lan Lao with Luke Daniels
Jun 27th Full Kaleidoscope Quartet

The Met Bury:
May 12th Duo Abel Selacoe with Luke Daniels
May 25th Duo Rihab Azar with Luke Daniels
Jun 14th Duo Zi Lan Lao with Luke Daniels
Jun 29th Duo Full Kaleidoscope Quartet

Mark Kelly

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