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Myths and Legends

Family

26 Jun - 2 Jul 2016

Nationwide

Touring 2 theatres

Myths and Legends

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Justin Doyle, Conductor
Jenny Martins, Piano

Opera North Children’s Chorus 

The acclaimed Opera North Children’s Chorus performs a short work based on the same myths and legends as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Come and hear about gods, giants, dwarves and strange creatures… Singing a sequence of folksongs from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia, the Chorus presents the story of the creation of the world as descibed in Icelandic traditional tales. This is magical, captivating music that will appear to adults and children alike.

Next Performances
Sun 26th Jun
Sat 2nd Jul
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A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Folk

29 Jun 2016

Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Synopsis

With support

Yorkshire Festival Presents the Songlines Series

For the last 15 years A Hawk and A Hacksaw, a band from New Mexico, have immersed themselves deeply in the musical traditions of Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey, resulting in a sound full of colour, grandeur and gut-wrenching romance. The richness of dance numbers featuring accordion and violin contrasts with eerie and finely balanced ballads and dulcimer-laden instrumentals.

Accordionist and drummer Jeremy Barnes, who has spent the last two years touring with indie rock legends Neutral Milk Hotel, and violinist Heather Trost, come together in 2016 with new material and tracks from their back-catalogue, ahead of a new album.

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performanc

Next Performances
Wed 29th Jun
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Leeds

Howard Assembly Room

Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band

Synopsis

Yorkshire Festival Presents the Songlines Series

Her fiddle-playing soaring with visceral, intricate melody; her voice charged with deep soul and emotion; an eleven-piece band of living legends by her side: Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Tour has been a call-to-arms. She’s back, delivering a set of traditional material drawn from her stunning career and chart topping ‘Best Of’ double album, Wayward Daughter.

Bursting with some of the finest players in recent times, The Wayward Band brings musicians together from Bellowhead, Mawkin, Blowzabella, Edward II, Emily Portman Trio, Peatbog Faeries, Dreams of Tall Buildings and Tyde.

Simply buy an equivalent number of tickets for two or more shows (May — July) displaying the Save symbol and you will receive 20% off your tickets. Currently not available online. To book please call 0844 848 2727, Monday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm.

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Next Performances
Sat 2nd Jul
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London

Soho Theatre

The Tiger Lillies: Love For Sale

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The Songs of Cole Porter including 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy', 'Love For Sale' and 'Miss Otis Regrets'.

Following the huge success of Lulu: A Murder Ballad, Opera North and The Tiger Lillies embark on a new adventure into the words and music of Cole Porter, one of America’s all-time great songwriters. From High Society to Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s musicals are always emotional roller-coasters, but under their surfaces lie beautiful, tender and often mysterious romantic trysts. In the hands of The Tiger Lillies the darkness and wonder of these songs comes to the surface, for an evening of delight, despair and delirium.

Commissioned and produced by Opera North Projects.

'The Tiger Lillies create the most haunting and hypnotic of soundtracks with the sparsest resources'
- The Independent on Lulu: A Murder Ballad, 5 stars

'They are completely peerless' - Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Doors open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

Next Performances
Thu 14th Jul
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