This is a unique musical collaboration between one of the UK’s most talented Steel Pan musicians, one of the most respected composer/musicians in the traditional music field, a DJ, clog dancer and youth steel bands drawn from across the North East.
‘I have always loved the joyful dynamic sound of steel pan bands. Working with Wendy Doyle and Steel Quake, the wonderful young band from rural Northumberland, gave me a real insight into their musical potential and the opportunity to explore whole new soundscapes.’ Alistair Anderson
‘Being part of New Music Biennial allows this unique collaboration between our young Steel Pannists, led by the hugely talented Wendy Doyle, and North East traditional music via the composer Alistair Anderson. The Sage Gateshead
Panning for Gold was commissioned by Sage Gateshead.
Alistair Anderson concertina
Wendy Doyle steel pan
Laura Connolly clogs
Adam Cogdon DJ/decks
Steel Quake Steel Pan ensemble of Sage Gateshead
‘Panning for Gold by Alistair Anderson, […] featuring a steel band, clog dance and concertina, proved so charming and uplifting it made you want to dance’ The Observer
Produced with the support of partners and funders:
This performance of Panning for Gold was recorded live by the BBC at the South Bank Centre, London on 6 July 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 between 7 and 13 July 2014.
Catalogue number: NMC DL201408
Release Date: 4 August 2014