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. Over the last 17 years Ricky has worked extensively with tabla player Jon Sterckx with their sitar and tabla duo Samswara. They have performed at festivals, concert halls, art centres and weddings throughout the UK.

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 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.

Latest News and Upcoming Gigs:

Saturday 22nd June, 7:30pm – Ricky Romain Sitar. Chinmaya Dunster Sarod. Lewis Riley Tabla. Manor Barn Cottage Harberton TQ9 7SP. £10 tickets on the door.

Saturday June 29th Goreen Festival. Stockland Devon Ricky Romain solo sitar.

Saturday 6th July – Samswara @ International Eisteddfod of Music and Dance. www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk Tel: 01978 862001 – Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8TF

Thursday 18th July. Lunch time concert @Axminster Minster 12-30 addmission free. Ricky Romain sitar Sudhi Salooja violin. Steve Scott tanbura.

  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.