Lou Lyne & the Blue Almond Project


17 May 2023

17 May 2023
Holywell Music Room
Holywell Road

17 May @ 7.30pm

Holywell Road
Oxford, OX1 3SD
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Lou Lyne & the Blue Almond Project
Lou Lyne & the Blue Almond Project

About Lou Lyne & the Blue Almond Project

Lou Lyne’s been on the music scene for many years. She’s the cellist in Oxford-based cinematic Arabic jazz band ‘Brickwork Lizards’, and has also worked and toured with Saint Etienne, Nick Cope, and Pete Gow and played on Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.

Now, for the first time, she’s fronting the stage with her debut album “Thinking of Blue Almonds”. The album is an exquisite set of instrumental pieces scored for violin, viola, cello, and piano. Lou’s music comes from the heart.

It weaves together subtly shifting tonalities, Debussy-esque shimmers, nods to Yann Tiersen, and the occasional Arabic inflection to create a glorious and emotive sound world utterly her own. The pieces reflect wordlessly and beautifully on the themes of love, loss, and longing.

The quartet features Vanessa McNaught on viola (Adderbury Ensemble), Jane Griffiths on fiddle (Owl Light Trio), Ashton Gray (Sparsholt Collective) on piano, and Lou Lyne on cello.

CDs will be available to buy on the night for £10 each or can be pre-ordered with your ticket at a slight discount. Pre-ordered CDs will be given upon arrival.


£12.00 – £20.00

Please see important ticketing information below.

Ticketing information

General admission – £12.00 (plus £1.20 booking fee)
General admission plus pre-ordered CD – £20.00 (plus £2.00 booking fee)

Door time – 7.30pm
Start time- 8.00pm

Age guidance: Suitable for all ages