Rachel Unthank & The Winterset
Monday 18th February @ 8.00pm
Dancing down the leftfield and singing in their own lilting Geordie accents, Rachel Unthank & The Winterset make friends of staunch tradition and sonic adventure. Fearless, peerless and wholeheartedly brave, they do the North-East of England proud with the honesty and imagination they bring to its traditions. Nominated for Best Group, Best Live Act, and Best Album in the forthcoming 2008 BBC Folk Awards.
“Rachel Unthank and The Winterset are the inheritors, purveyors and gleeful distorters.” - Ian MacMillan of Tyneside’s traditions.
“Intimate, epic, overflowing with feeling and musical intelligence.” - The Independent
“Music as tough as it is gentle, as ancient as it is modern, and as coldly desolate as it is achingly intimate.” - Paul Morley, The Observer Top 50 Albums of 2007 (Number 17)