A touch of brass for the Unthanks

MERCURY-nominated folk favourites The Unthanks will be teaming up with the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band for a concert at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Sunday, September 25.

The Unthanks’ paradoxical journey of staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure continues with this brand new collaboration, which premiered at Durham Cathedral. This spectacular alliance will draw on the rich songbook of the coal-mining industry, incorporating brand new pieces alongside new arrangements of traditional and original songs.

The Unthanks have graduated from their closeknit quartet into an expanded ten-piece line up and now find themselves among the massed ranks of over 30 fullblooded Yorkshire brass players.

With a focus on the folk songbook of the coal-mining industry, The Unthanks will sing material from their past and current repertoire, as well as material especially written and arranged by Adrian McNally. Call the box office for ticket details on 01332 255800.