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Elsa Birgitta Bekman

The Unthanks return to live touring after two years off the road, showcasing forthcoming new album, Sorrows Away, alongside favourites such as Magpie, The King Of Rome and Mount The Air. Since the release of 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.

Klinkt als Sufjan Stevens, Tom Waits, Miles DavisEarly bird
  • € 25,00
  • Kleine Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:00

*incl. €3,00 Service

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.

Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s 14 records to date, earning them a Mercury Music Prize nomination and international acclaim along the way.

Support: Elsa Brigitta Bekman
After her successful debut ‘Once In My Life’ (V2 Records, 2020), Elsa Birgitta Bekman has devoted herself to writing new songs for her second album.
Her unique music and presentation will transport you to an imaginary world, full of homesickness, melancholy and escapism. She is assisted by her great violin Jade Welling.