Indian Music by Ricky Romain

Ricky Romain is a sitar player who plays Indian Classical Music and is based in the South West of England. Ricky has performed at festivals, concert halls, art centres and weddings throughout the UK and in Europe.

He has also been involved in a wide variety of collaborations and recordings with Classical Indian musicians and has worked with musicians from other musical and artistic genres including Samswara (sitar and tabla duo) Jazz, Rock, Folk, World and Western Classical Music, Dance, and Movement.

Ricky has also been involved in a number of school and community arts projects (www.rickyromain.com) using Indian Folk and Classical music as a focus for interdisciplinary study. For the last ten years he has been an associate lecturer in Indian classical music at the University of Plymouth. (Now retired 2022)

Latest News and Upcoming Gigs:

The Passion Of Joan of Arc. Live musical score from Goldberg Romain to accompany the 1928 B/W film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Maria Falconetti as Joan This performance is part of the Bridport Film Festival 2024. ‘Page to Screen Film Festival. Sunday 28th April @19-30.Tickets Adults; £12 Cons &U25’s £10. Box Office 01308 424204.

Sunday 26th May Starting 3-15pm. All Saints Merriot Church. TA16 5PS. (Doors open 2-30) Ricky Romain Sitar. The Muddlers Folk Band and Mitchell and Vincent Folk Duo £10 cash on the door. In Aid of Refugee Charities

Saturday 15th June. Bridport Arts Centre. 7.30 pm ‘VARIATIONS’ Goldberg Romain joined by John Robertson . The duo will be joined live with special guest John Robertson on guitar (The Selecter, Grace Jones). Goldberg Romain play two sets and present works off their debut album during the first set. They will be joined by John Robertson for the second set introducing new repertoire of their forthcoming next album. Tickets £15.£12 tel; 01308 – 424204

July 18th 12-30 Axminster Church Lunch Time gig. Ricky Romain Sitar. Sudhi Salooja Violin. Steve Scott Tanpura. Raga Chandrakauns.

Please checkout the goldbergromain.co.uk website for videos, also links for buying and downloading our Variations album.


  1. MTM South West Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards 2014 – Thanks to all your amazing support, we are happy to announce that we have won the best singer/solo/group award 2014! Read more on the Samswara page.

See the performance page for a full diary of upcoming gigs.