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10 May 2018

With support — Benjamin Lazar Davis

Anna & Elizabeth are two truly inspiring artists with a deep and shared love of the musical traditions of America’s Appalachia region. 

Their music combines old stories of love, loss and intrigue with new arrangements that utilise the spartan simplicity of their voices and the sounds of acoustic instruments, synths, woodwinds and field recordings.

Their captivating performances integrate visual art, movement and experiment film with breath-taking harmonies, including the use of ‘crankies’ – Cloth and cut paper scrolls depicting scenes from their ballads, unfurled to musical accompaniment. 

The sound is pure Appalachian mountain music, so completely in tune with its roots that, were it not for the clarity, you’d think you were listening to a long-lost, century-old recording


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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself 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.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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