British Council Egypt is delighted to support El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music in delivering the first international folk music festival in Cairo. UK artists Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson will perform on 19 September 2014.
Ross and Jarlath make up the unique partnership of Scottish bagpipes and Irish uilleann pipes, bursting with emotion and energy - a fusion of pipes and flutes pushing the boundaries of what the instruments can achieve in a performance which is a vibrant mix of new and original compositions along with traditional tunes.
Other outstanding local and international folk music bands will also perform and the festival audience will have the chance to participate in interactive workshops and learn about traditional dances and instruments. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the richness and diversity of folk music in Egypt and throughout the world. For more information on the festival and performance times visit El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music website.