The Dancing Master: Switched-on Playford

Chris Green’s Switched on Playford concert - image of John Playford in style of Andy Warhol

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About this event
Chris Green’s Switched-on Playford was inspired by Wendy Carlos’ seminal 1968 recording Switched-on Bach. It reimagines and revoices 17th and 18th century English country dances using a blend of electronic, modern and early instruments to create music that is vibrant and new but also deeply rooted in and respectful of its source.

Please note: seating is limited and will only be available for those with pre-booked tickets.  We expect this event to be very popular.  At times access to Blackwell Hall may be controlled to enable all visitors to enjoy the event.

Chris Green is a musician and composer. He is one half of modern-day balladeers GreenMatthews and a regular musician for Shakespeare’s Globe. He also plays with the Warleggan Village Band, who will be performing for The Dancing Master’s Playford Ball in January 2024.

This event is held in Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library.

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Wheelchair access
The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

Find out more
You can find out more about the Dancing Master project here, the exhibition The Dancing Master will be held at Blackwell Hall from Saturday 2 September – mid January 2024.