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Thread #162780   Message #3877097
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
14-Sep-17 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Folksongs about journeys/travel
Subject: RE: Folksongs about journeys/travel
And then there is The Transports.

A new production of the Ballad-Opera will run in 2017/18 featuring some of the leading folk musicians of today which promises incredible music with spell-binding story-telling.

The production features musical arrangements by Paul Sartin of Bellowhead and Faustus who said:

This is perhaps Peter Bellamy's greatest legacy – an immensely powerful, beautiful and haunting collection of songs and texts crafted in a traditional English idiom. Unique in its conception, it is unified by a narrative which speaks with immediacy and passion and demands both musical and human responses.

Two-time BBC Folk Award winners The Young'uns bring their trademark live dynamism. Further musical excellence comes from Nancy Kerr, Bellowhead's Rachael McShane, Faustus' Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose, and Greg Russell.

Storyteller Matthew Crampton (author of HUMAN CARGO: Stories and Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation) will create fresh narrative elements to tell more fully the extraordinary story behind The Transports.

10/01/2018        Cheltenham Town Hall
11/01/2018        The Union Chapel, London
12/01/2018        Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
13/01/2018        The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester        
14/01/2018        The Guild Hall, Preston
16/01/2018        The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
17/01/2018        The Artrix, Bromsgrove
18/01/2018        G Live, Guildford
19/01/2018        Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton
20/01/2018        The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
21/01/2018        City Varieties, Leeds
22/01/2018        Gala Theatre, Durham
23/01/2018        The Maltings Theatre, Berwick
24/01/2018        Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich