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Melting Vinyl: The Unthanks in Winter

Melting Vinyl: The Unthanks in Winter

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Magical folksters The Unthanks return to Folkestone for a winter warmer gig.

At this point in their almost 20 years together, it's easy to imagine that The Unthanks must surely have done a seasonal winter album already, but no! Known for their genre-blurring creativity, The Unthanks premiere their dream- like winter fantasia - embracing both the dark and the light in the most ritualistic of seasons - moving in and out of focus- like a memory - a hymnal to our shared winter experience.

The heartwarming and delicate majesty present in their music makes this a delightful winter-warmer of an event. The Unthanks are the perfect band create a magical musical tapestry that explores the winter season in all its glory.

The Unthanks have been described as “a take on tradition that flips so effortlessly between jazz, classical, ambient and post-rock, it makes any attempt to put a label on them a waste of time”. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Miles Davis, Steve Reich, Sufjan Stevens, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits makes The Unthanks a unique band, earning them a Mercury Music Prize nomination and international acclaim along the way.

The Unthanks are a band that captivates all ages. They can equally be found on Radios 2, 3 and 4, reframing history and drawing together the worlds of folk, jazz, orchestral, electronic and rock music.

“It’s quite a rare thing now. They’ve really got everything you could want from music. And I’m very fussy.” Robert Wyatt

“Few of their contemporaries, within both folk music and the wider artistic spectrum, have such a keenly-honed ability to locate in a song the emotional essence that can, in just a single phrase or vocal elision, cut one to the quick.” The Independent

“The Unthanks have covered a lot of ground in the past decade and watching them evolve over this period has been truly inspiring.” Phillip Selway (Radiohead)

Support act: Katherine Priddy

UK artist Katherine Priddy has quickly become one of the most exciting names on the British scene. Declared ‘The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year’ by Richard Thompson, who later invited her to join him on his tour, Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have seen her sell out a headline tour and support world class artists including The Chieftains, Loudon Wainwright III and Vashti Bunyan. Over the past two years, she has performed at the BBC Proms and played well-earned spots at prestigious festivals in the UK and abroad such as the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage, where she also performed live on BBC 2, Green Man, Cambridge Folk, where she was awarded the Christian Raphael Prize, End of the Road and Beautiful Days.

Her much anticipated debut album, ‘The Eternal Rocks Beneath’, was released to great acclaim, receiving national radio play including BBC Radio 6 Music and 2, and upon release reached No. 1 in the Official UK Folk Charts and No. 5 in the Americana charts. Folk Radio UK made Priddy ‘Artist of the Month”. The album made the list of Top 10 Folk Albums in Mojo Magazine.

“Utterly of my favourite voices in contemporary music” - Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music

“An accomplished set of original songs delivered in a breathtaking voice ” 4/5 - The Observer

“A voice of delicacy and poignancy with its own subtle strength underpinned by a skilled observer's eye” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

Matinee Show: Doors open 3:30pm, Show Start 4pm
Evening Show: Doors open 7pm, Show Start 8pm

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Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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14+, under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult


£29.50 Standard
£15 Concession
£10 Under 21
£33.50 On The Door

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