A product of Newcastle’s diverse scene of underground music, Archipelago originally formed in 2015, lead by reeds player and composer Faye MacCalman. Sharing interests in garage rock, free jazz and minimalism, they are a band excited to take chances and rearrange their music on the fly. MacCalman’s collage-inspired compositions revolve around honest story telling, combining a lyrical sense of melody with tricky, dancing riffs, alongside passages of delicate reflection and no-holds-barred improvisation. Rounded out by force-of-nature drumming from Christian Alderson and the effects-laden bass playing of John Pope, Archipelago kick up a compelling racket that is fast gaining them attention on the UK scene. Their debut album release on 30 May 2017 marks the beginning of a new chapter in their promising career.
Faye MacCalman, clarinet & tenor saxophone / John Pope, bass / Christian Alderson, drums
venue access information
THE HALL, 10 CHINA STREET, LANCASTER, LA1 1EX
- Two disabled parking bays are located on Church Street, approximately 50 metres past the building entrance and on the right.
- There is a single step into the venue at the main entrance that does not have a handrail. Step free access is available via the roastery entrance between The Hall and J. Atkinson & co Tea & Coffee Merchants. Front of House volunteers will be at the main entrance to assist.
- The entire venue is wooden floored and has no carpet.
- All events at the venue are unreserved seating and standing. However, wheelchair seating space can be reserved for events if desired, simply mention that it is required when booking your ticket. You can also contact Lancaster Jazz Festival in advance of an event to request this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- In the event of fire or other incident, two exits have step free exits. The other two feature a single step down to exit. Venue staff will be on hand to assist in the event of an evacuation.
- Unisex toilets with level access are available.
- Essential companions', personal assistants' support workers' and carers' of people with disabilities get in free to all ticketed events (please mention this when you book your tickets). Assistance, hearing and guide dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water is always available for them on request.
- People with disabilities are eligible for concessionary tickets and can access the venue before doors open.
Produced by Lancaster Jazz Festival in partnership with Atkinsons