Tubular Bells: 40th Anniversary Concert Tour at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Daniel Holdworth and Aidan Roberts will perform Tubular Bells.

Daniel Holdworth and Aidan Roberts will perform Tubular Bells. - Credit: Archant

WHEN Mike Oldfield released his 1973 masterpiece, Tubular Bells, it required more than 30 musicians to perform it.

Tubular Bells

Tubular Bells - Credit: Archant

Now, 40 years on, it is performed by just two massively talented musicians, who will recreate the beauty of one of the most important albums of the 20th century at Cambridge Corn Exchange on Saturday June 8.

Two Australian multi-instrumentalists, Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, race from instrument to instrument juggling pianos, organs, guitars, mandolin, drums, glockenspiel, loop pedals, synthesizers and, of course, Tubular Bells.

The original 1973 album shot to number one around the world, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-started Richard Branson’s Virgin empire.

Tubular Bells for Two burst onto the international scene at the Sydney Festival and was the smash-hit show of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe - winning a Herald Angel Award and garnering several five star reviews.

Tickets for the 7.30pm show cost £21, box office 01223 357851; www.cornex.co.uk

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