COMES TO LEEDS
In this worldwide premiere, The Unthanks play their new Emily Brontë Song Cycle for the first time in front of a live audience at Leeds Town Hall on Friday 21 December.
Commissioned by the Brontë Society to mark Emily Brontë’s 200th Birthday, Yorkshire-born Unthanks pianist and composer Adrian McNally has turned a selection of the also Yorkshire-born author’s poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.
McNally created the songs using Emily Brontë’s piano which is still housed in the Parsonage Museum in Haworth, where she lived and worked. The only live performance of this new work promises to be an atmospheric and unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today.
The Unthanks are an English folk group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional English folk, particularly Northumbrian folk music, with other musical genres. Their debut album Cruel Sister was Mojo magazine’s Folk Album of the Year in 2005.
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318