What a wonderful response Cobwebs’ version of Ravel’s “Bolero” has had from Youtube watchers.
We’ve received reviews from around the world:
“I love things that make the world a touch more magical”
“This is simply glorious! It is because things? like this happen, that I will never lose my hope in the goodness of the world.”
No pressure there, then.
Reducing Ravel’s extended masterpiece to under 5 minutes was a complicated task which gave me even more respect for the ingenuity of the original score. Each player had a part specially written for them for the one-off performance in Newcastle bus station and many memorised their parts as well as learning to play whilst walking.
Skill and dedication. Cobwebs at its best, I reckon.

Posted by Andy Jackson