“There is more Wit in a Fiery Dragon than in all the plays in Europe”
James Ralph, The Fashionable Lady, 1728.
Welcome to the website of the Fiery Dragon Company!
The Fiery Dragon Company is a group of five musicians (piano, flute, violin, concertina and oboe) who came together in January 2018 to perform the music of the group’s leader Anne Gregson. Lyrical, melodic, classically based music with a strong folk influence from a group of talented and committed musicians.
This is a relatively new band and so a lot of heavy lifting and digging is going on right now to bring the website up to date. Please bear with us while this in progress.
Our inaugural performance was on May 18th 2018 in St John the Evangelist church, Bath. The concert was remarkable because it incorporated the sound of the church’s bells being played live into the overall sound of the ensemble. To our knowledge this is unique to the Fiery Dragon Company and you can read more about how this was achieved on the Bells tab.
To start with here are two pieces recorded live at the concert. The first, Perfect View, is for the ensemble alone while the second, Minimal Chimes is for church bells and the ensemble. The bells were played by Martin Pearson and both pieces were composed by Anne Gregson.
The musicians in the Company are
- Helen Bousfield flute and concertina
- Anne Gregson violin and concertina
- Bianca Janossy oboe and cor anglais
- Kyle Thornhill violin
- Katharine Tylko keyboard and recorder
The ensemble are working on new material and when we have it we’ll be putting it up here so call back from time to time and see what’s new!
A note about history. There was an earlier incarnation of the Fiery Dragon in the form of the Fiery Dragon Folk Opera Company. They came together in 2012 and again in 2014 to perform Anne Gregson’s opera Make Room For Mummers and you can read all about this on the Opera menu tab.