BULENT ORTACGIL – ERKAN OGUR – I.H. DEMIRCIOGLU
Three Turkish folk music legends take to the stage in London this November to perform popular new and classic Turkish folk and Anatolian rock songs.
Bülent Ortaçgil is a guitarist, composer and singer who first stared recording music in 1971. His career has led him to work with some of Turkey’s leading musical lights including Onnu Tunç and Erkan Oğur, performing on numerous albums that have straddled multiple musical genres from Rock to Jazz, and Turkish Blues.
Oğur is regarded as a master of the kopuz and bağlama lutes. He plays many other stringed instruments and invented the fretless classical guitar while he was working with American Blues artists such as Robert ‘One Man’ Johnson in the USA in late 1980s. His improvised style and Turkish Classical and Folk music compositions, which include award-winning film scores, have made him popular across Turkey and he also regularly performs abroad.
İsmail Hakkı Demircioğlu plays numerous stringed instruments including bağlama and bass guitar. He has performed on the albums of numerous artists and regularly plays with Oğur, the two of them releasing three albums between 1998 and 2003.