Acropalyptic

Acropalyptic explored and played with Acropolis 7s, the drum beat that starts the festival, the rhythm at the heart of Beltane. Participants ranged from experienced drummers to completely new members, with the personal and collective interpretations including:  animation; heavy metal and samba; body percussion; motorcycle helmets and screams into the void. Enjoy.

CHRIS HART

My first exposure to Beltane was in the 90s. Fire, ritual, dance and driving rhythms… instant love for a teenaged drummer. 90s musical styles and the hypnotic rhythms of Beltane have always been hand in hand in my mind. I hope it brings a bit of Beltane spirit to you this year. 

MARTIN MCCARTHY


One of the pleasanter things about lockdown has been the return of birdsong to city life. In a lockdown festival with a rewilding theme, maybe the birds would like to play a part.

MATT SCOTT AND LORRAINE PRINCE


NATE KELSO

The last few moments of hushed burbling quiet and the first few beats of Acropolis 7’s are the first liminal space most people experience on Beltane night.  Transitioning from a bunch of people on a hill awaiting *something* to a cacophony and chaos which sweeps people into the night and another world.

NIKOLETTA


This is a take on the Acropolis 7s on guitar and bass, inspired by my Friday morning coffee and the memories of standing on the Acropolis for the first time.

SIRI PANTZAR

Tippy Tappy. An ode to drummers in lockdown, and a celebration of the hours and hours spent learning by tapping on bar tables, bus seats, the floor, our own legs and other peoples’ bellies

YVONNE ARMOUR

Music is magic, it transports you to places, and to faces with the familiar warmth that brings. Memories of where this instantly recognisable tune has rung out before and been shared. A celebration of the joy playing this tune with friends in these special places brings as you stand on the acropolis in a rush of excitement.

Acropalyptic

Musicians, Composers & Screamers
Alex Nuttgens
Anna Meulepas
Anya
Cam Ginty
Chris Hart
Colin McEwan
Chrysa Karagianni
Daniel Tysen
Erin McElhinney
Fier Colley
Iga Sobieraj
Jake
Lorraine Prince
Margaret Hart
Martin McCarthy
Matthew Scott
Nahikari Mendoza
Nathan Kelso
Nikoletta
Sam Hulls
Simon Klelot
Siri Pantzar
Will Donaldson
Yvonne Armour

Video Recording
Anna Ciborowska
Chris Hart
Chrysa Karagianni
Daniel Tysen
Erin McElhinney
John Atkinson
Martin McCarthy
Siri Pantzar
Yvonne Armour

Editing
Chris Hart
Daniel Tysen
Martin McCarthy
Siri Pantzar
Yvonne Armour

Illustration & Animation
Matthew Scott
Nathan Kelso

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