Saturday 16 April 2022 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
After two years off the road, The Unthanks return with the rich and colourful sound of their eleven-piece ensemble, showcasing their 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 Awards ‘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.
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.
At the nucleus of a constantly evolving unit is the traditional upbringing of Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank and the arrangements and writing of composer, pianist, producer and Yorkshireman, Adrian McNally.
The Unthanks’ approach to storytelling makes easy bedfellows of tradition and adventure, direct social commentary and sophisticated harmony, heart-breaking empathy and glacial minimalism.
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Fri 17 - Sun 19 , Tue 21 - Thu 23 December 2021 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Festive music and classic carols, conducted by Ian Tracey, with presenter John Suchet, baritone Thomas Weinhappel, members from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir