Aiken Promotions in partnership with Dublin City Council

MusicTown: The Unthanks with the Orchestra of Ireland

17 - 18 April 2018

Booking Information

Dates: 17 – 18 April
On the Abbey Stage

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €32

MusicTown 18 presents a collaboration between The Unthanks and the Orchestra of Ireland

The Unthanks use the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point and predominant song source, and 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. 2015’s Mount the Air was their last studio album and described in the Irish Times as ‘their most ambitious work.’

The Unthanks have been previously nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of last decade. They have an army of notable fans, including Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Martin Hayes, Ryan Adams, Ben Folds, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby.

While Mount the Air has all the hallmarks of a band working in intense isolation, the band has also been busy collaborating with Orbital, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Lau, Martin Hayes, Voice Squad, Sting and numerous others.

For this show they are in company with the Orchestra of Ireland and the acclaimed English conductor Charles Hazlewood. 

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Abbey Theatre
26/27 Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
D01 K0F1