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Event 11: Crows’ Bones

NCEM, York
Saturday 14 December 7:30pm

Adults £15.00 | Concessions £13.00  SOLD OUT 

by Martin Green (Lau) with Becky Unthank, Inge Thomson and Niklas Roswall
Commissioned by Opera North Projects

In the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmastime, Crows' Bones is a mesmerising collection of ghost songs old and new, pinpointing the essence of what is most beautiful and unsettling in the folk genre.

Led by Lau accordionist Martin Green, it is performed by a specially assembled group of folk luminaries made
up of Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), nykelharpist Niklas Roswall and singer Inge Thomson (Karine Polwart band). Drawing together songs of murderous visitations and unnatural happenings, Crows'' Bones takes you deep into a musical hinterland of broken music boxes and twisted gramophones to reveal the dark heart of folk song.

"Best of all was Crows'' Bones, a luminous musical collaboration - a must see" The Herald


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