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An opportunity to see The Unthanks close-up and paired down for a more intimate and close-up musical and personal experience.
For the past 3 years, The Unthanks have toured as a ten piece troupe, bringing their peerless sound to the stage in full glory. During that time they have performed in the atmospheric surroundings of some of the UK's finest cathedrals, concert halls and churches. Following a recent collaboration with the massed ranks of national champions Brighouse and Ratsrick Brass Band, the Mercury nominated Tynesiders now return to where they began, playing cosier venues, in the guise of their core quintet - the creative nucleus. Fronted by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, The Unthanks prefer to see folk as an ongoing unwritten history, rather than a style of music, drawing on a myriad of influences to story-tell in technicolour - from the minimalist eccentricity of Steve Reich, Antony & The Johnsons, Robert Wyatt and Miles Davis, to the singers of their Geordie native North East of England. The Unthanks prove that staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure need not be opposites. Special guests will be Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell, who were such a hit on The Unthanks 2009 Here's The Tender Coming tour. Jonny and Lucy will be performing songs from their debut album 'Kite', released Autumn 2011, described by Lauren Laverne as "absolutely gorgeous".