St George's Hall
24 October 2019

Running Time: 2 hrs 00 mins

The Unthanks present The Emily Brontë Song Cycle plus support from The Bookshop Band

Book Tickets for The Unthanks

St George's Hall

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  • Date Thu 24 Oct 2019
    Time7:30 pm
    Price £ 22.00*
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St George's Hall
Price£22.00*
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*Prices inclusive of booking fees: Phone/Counter - £2 per ticket plus postage charge where applicable. Online - £2 per ticket plus £1 per transaction for postage. Please note, concessions may not be available on every performance.

More Information on The Unthanks

The Unthanks invite us into the darkly passionate world of Emily Brontë, with a song cycle bearing all the quiet beauty they are known and loved for.

Commissioned to mark Brontë’s 200th birthday, and using her original cabinet piano to write on, Yorkshire born Unthanks composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank and recorded in the Parsonage in Haworth where Emily lived and worked. Captured and released as Part 3 of Lines - a trilogy of records inspired by female writers across time - this live performance of The Emily Brontë Song Cycle will also feature songs from the other records that make up Lines, promising an atmospheric evening, and at its heart, a unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today. 

The Unthanks make Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch raditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy, earning them an army of notable fellow artists and storytellers, including Mackenzie Crook, Maxine Peake, Nick Hornby, Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Mangan and members of Portishead and Radiohead.

The Bookshop Band are a very apt warm up act for the Emily Bronte Song Cycle - the offspring of an artistic love-affair between a duo of English folk singer-songwriters and a multi-award winning independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights. They write and perform songs inspired by books, inspired by hundreds of authors from Shakespeare to Philip Pullman, and have released 13 studio albums featuring many of the authors they have worked with.

'Few of their contemporaries, within both folk music and the wider artistic spectrum, have such a keenly-honed ability to locate in a song the emotional essence that can, in just a single phrase or vocal elision, cut one to the quick.' The Independent 

'The Unthanks are capable of such beauty that sometimes I can hardly bear to listen to them.' Martin Freeman

'There are few times when you hear an album or discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.' Maxine Peake

Discounts

Bradford Theatres Friends

£2.50 off two tickets 

Please note that all discounts are subject to availability. T&C’s apply.

To book a lounge or box, wheelchair position, or for an access assisted performance (captioned, audio described, signed) where applicable, please contact the box office on 01274 432000.

For groups of 20+ please contact 01274 437788. Maximum of 10 tickets for this event can be booked online.

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