• The Unthanks - The Sorrows Away Tour

  • Stage

Price

  • £24.00 Full Price

Length

  • 1hr 50mins

Interval

  • 20

The Unthanks return to live touring after two years off the road, with the rich and colourful sound of their eleven-piece ensemble, showcasing forthcoming new album, Sorrows Away, alongside favourites such as Magpie, The King Of Rome and Mount The Air.

Since the release of the technicolour BBC Folk Album of the Year, Mount The Air in 2015, The Unthanks have both scaled up to symphonic levels with Charles Hazelwood and the BBC Proms, and stripped down to the unaccompanied singing they grew up with for Diversions Vol 5. They’ve written six scarecrow soundtracks for Mackenzie Crook’s beautiful adaptation of Worzel Gummidge while finding time to interpret the work of female writers including Emily Bronte, Molly Drake and Maxine Peake. But projects and diversions aside, Sorrows Away is the long-anticipated follow-up to Mount The Air, and as the title suggests, promises to be a blues-buster and a step into the light for a band known more for melancholy and well, sorrow!

“The Unthanks are capable of such beauty that sometimes I can hardly bear to listen to them.”

Martin Freeman

“They run from the very root of folk music to the very tip of the branch.”

Elvis Costello

“There are few times when you discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.”

Maxine Peake

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