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A Time And A Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War
March 28th, 2014

This Autumn, members of The Unthanks will collaborate with Sam Lee on a commissioned project to mark the centenary of the start of World War One. Taking place in September and featuring video design by Matt Watkins, it will be multimedia evening inspired by the lives and stories of the generation that witnessed the First World War. The September shows will take place in London, Leeds and Birmingham.

17th Sept Birmingham Town Hall TICKETS AND INFO

18th Sept The Barbican, London TICKETS AND INFO

19th Sept Howard Assembly Rooms TICKETS AND INFO



The Unthanks perform with The Philharmonia
March 28th, 2014

The Unthanks will this summer perform with one of the world’s great orchestras, at Orchestival in Somerset. Conducted by Charles Hazelwood, The Unthanks will perform on the Saturday night, at Bath and West Showground, Somerset, with London’s The Philharmonia. The festival will support Flag, the Somerset Levels flood relief fund set up to the support those affected by recent devastation. The Unthanks are pleased to support Flag and very excited to perform with The Philharmonia Orchestra, widely acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer.

Tickets have gone on sale today:

The Unthanks with The Philharmonia – A New Symphonic Adventure

Orchestival, 19th July 2014 INFO AND TICKETS


A Collaboration with Heroes
March 28th, 2014

The Unthanks, have the honour and excitement of collaborating their biggest two influences in folk music outside the North East. The Unthanks will perform next month with The Voice Squad and Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill. Tickets are already on sale for the special Hall 1 concert at The Sage Gatehead, May 30th. Martin Hayes is perhaps the most revered fiddler that Ireland has ever produced and The Voice Squad their finest harmony group. The show will represent the first UK Voice Squad concert appearance since returning from a 20 year hiatus. The Unthanks will collaborate and perform with both acts separately, plus there will be individual performances from all three acts in what promises to be an unmissable, bumper night.

The show is part of Lau-Land. A weekend of events curated by Lau.

Folkworks: Lau-Land

The Unthanks with Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill and The Voice Squad

Friday 30th May, 2014. TICKETS

Crow’s Bones release
March 28th, 2014

Crows-Bones-Dec-2013-1-29Becky Unthank’s collaboration with Lau’s Martin Green, Inge Thomson and Niklas Roswall, has been documented on a record to be released in April. The album is mixed by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and features Becky throughout, including on an interpretation of “I Saw The Dead” by Villagers.

You can buy the album here

Watch a brilliant film for I Saw The Dead, featuring Becky Unthank here

Graeme Miles Shows and Bursary
March 28th, 2014

The shows organised in memory of Graeme Miles in November last year, were a great success. We managed to make £4814.60, which will be split between a donation to Teesside Hospice and a bursary in Graeme’s name, run by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. We are proud to donate £2407.30 to Teesside Hospice on behalf of all the artists, promoters, volunteers and audiences who took part. Details of the bursary will be announced very soon. It will be open to artists or groups, aged 18 to 25, who are based in the North East of England, with a particular preference to those based in Teeside. The aim is to fund an important development opportunity, project or programme of activity that will have a lasting impact on their career. The money raised will cover a bursary this year and another next year, offering £1200 each time. The hope is that we will hold a concert in celebration of Graeme Miles once every two years, allowing us to continue the bursary and charity donations in his name.

Crows Bones Tour featuring Becky Unthank. Album available exclusively at shows, mixed by Portishead’s Adrian Utley
November 29th, 2013

Last Winter, Opera North commissioned Martin Green’s Crows’ Bones, an exploration into ghostly and unnerving tales of the folk tradition past and present.  Becky Unthank performed alongside Martin, singer Inge Thomson and Swedish Nickleharpa player Niklas Roswall.  Originally intended to be a one off Christmas show at Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms, the show appeared at Celtic Connections and snippets were performed throughout New Year’s Day at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh as part of Hogmanay.  Since then, they have been busy making an album. Mixed by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and produced by Martin Green the album will be released in 2014 but will be EXCLUSIVELY available on the Crows Bones tour next month.  TOUR DATES:

Previews video:

Upcoming Tour Dates

No shows booked at the moment.

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