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THE UNTHANKS | CQAF2016
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THE UNTHANKS

SAINT GEORGE'S CHURCH

Saturday 7 May, 8.00pm

£12.00

Doors 7.45pm | Unreserved Seating

Tickets also available In Person:

Visit Belfast
8 – 10 Donegal Square North
(Opposite front of City Hall)

Via Telephone
028 90 246 609

The Unthanks celebrated their 10th anniversary at the back end of 2015 with a short tour of small intimate spaces, with a paired back line-up; their feeling being that if folk music is a lifelong pursuit, 10 years is just a drop in the ocean. The Unthanks continue in this format into early 2016.

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade (worldwide, all genres), The Unthanks have an army of notable fans, including actor Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, members of Portishead and Radiohead, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Ade Edmondson and Nick Hornby.

The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer, Adrian McNally. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band’s 8 albums to date, including Mount The Air, released to huge critical acclaim last year.

‘The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launch pad for exploring the wider possibilities.’ – UNCUT

‘Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence’ – THE INDEPENDENT

‘Rachel and Becky’s voices are one of the true wonders of 21st-century music’ – NME

‘Haunting, original and magnificent’ – THE GUARDIAN

‘There really is no better folk band in the land’ – Q MAGAZINE