The Unthanks In Winter play Folkestone Quarterhouse

9th November 2023
Big I Am

The Unthanks in Winter play matinee and evening performances, with special guest support from Katherine Priddy.
Saturday 9th December at Folkestone Quarterhouse.

Tickets and info for these wonderful shows is just here:

At this point in their almost 20 years together, it’s easy to imagine that The Unthanks must surely have done a seasonal winter album already, but no! Echoes of winter tunes known throughout the western world, mix here with the traditional and the newly written, all passed with great care and love through The Unthanks filter.

The Unthanks are the perfect band to bring us an abstract new work capturing the magic and wonder of the turn of the year; the end and beginning of the circle of life.

The Unthanks have been described as “a take on tradition that flips so effortlessly
between jazz, classical, ambient and post-rock, it makes any attempt to put a label on them a waste of time”.

“Few of their contemporaries, within both folk music and the wider artistic spectrum, have such a keenly-honed ability to locate in a song the emotional essence that can, in just a single phrase or vocal elision, cut one to the quick.” The Independent

Katherine Priddy has been declared ‘The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year’ by Richard Thompson, who later invited her to join him on his tour. Priddy’s haunting vocals and distinctive finger-picking guitar style have seen her sell out a headline tour and support world class artists including Loudon Wainwright III and Vashti Bunyan.

“Utterly brilliant…one of my favourite voices in contemporary music” – Guy Garvey, BBC 6 Music