The Unthanks

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The Unthanks Sing Emily Brontë

Commissioned by the Brontë Society to mark Emily Bronte’s 200th Birthday, Yorkshire born Unthanks pianist and composer Adrian McNally has turned a selection of her poems into song, performed with bandmates Rachel and Becky Unthank.

McNally created the songs using Emily Bronte’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 andone of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today.

The Unthanks make Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch traditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy, earning them an army of notable fellow artists and storytellers, including Mackenzie Crook, Nick Hornby, Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Elvis Costello, Robert Wyatt, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Mangan and members of Portishead and Radiohead.

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