Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ

The devil has inspired many tales, stories, as well as folk and classical music. Sometimes glaringly obvious, at other times so subtle that it is hard to discern, the subject of the devil can be found in music raging from the Baroque masters to Argentinian tango.

We start our dance with the devil with Vivaldi’s La Folia and some impassioned tango by Astor Piazzolla, taking in folk fiddling from the British Isles en route. Pieces by Locatelli show us some devilishly difficult trills and tricks from the Italian masters of the Baroque before we head over the Atlantic to the Appalachian Mountains of the American South. Our concert comes to a close with folk-inspired music from Aaron Copland and the Charles Daniels Band.

Dance with the Devil is an invitation to experience the diabolical side of music. 

This concert will be presented in collaboration with Spitalfields Music.


Alexandra Wood director
Kristan Harvey folk fiddle
Anna Massie banjo 
City of London Sinfonia


Vivaldi La Folia for 2 violins & strings
Traditional (from the British Isles) Irish & Scottish Reels
Piazzolla Romance del diablo
Piazzolla Tango del diablo
Piazzolla Vayamos al diablo
Locatelli Il laberinto armonico
Locatelli Violin Sonata in G Minor, B.g5 "Il trillo del Diavolo" from L'arte del violino
Traditional (from the Appalachians) Bonaparte's Retreat 
Traditional (from the Appalachians) McLeod's Reel
Traditional (from the Appalachians) Gilderoy
Copland "Hoedown" from Rodeo
Charles Daniels Band The Devil went down to Georgia

Booking information

Prices and discounts

Standard: £25, £20
Concessions: £20, £15
Wheelchair/Access tickets: £20, £15
CLS 5IVER (students, 16-25s): £5 - cushion only
Child (U16s): £1

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Choose how you experience the music

Chair: Experience the music in guaranteed seats while still having the freedom to move about if you wish.

Cushion: Pull up one of our comfy cushions on the floor or create your own musical journey by wandering and exploring the acoustics around the venue.