The Unthanks

SATURDAY 22ND APRIL 2017

7.00pm

£20.00

Reserved Seating



The Unthanks - How The Wild Wind Blows

Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake



A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her son would become one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever, or that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her own songs. On the surface, the 2013 release of Molly Drake’s work could easily have been perceived as just a curious footnote and jigsaw piece in explaining the enormous talent of Nick Drake. In the eyes of The Unthanks however, and increasingly amongst others, Molly’s work is extraordinary enough to rank alongside and independently of her brilliant son.



The songs of Molly Drake certainly share plenty of common ground with Nick's - charming and bittersweet, yet dark and pensive. Never intended for public release, the quality of her recordings was modest, and the ideas more like sketches than fully formed results. In a climate where films, stories and music are being rehashed for spurious repeat exploitation, if ever a body of work actually merited reappraisal and fresh presentation, surely the work of Molly Drake is it.



With active encouragement from the Drake estate and with the full blessing and enthusiasm of celebrated actress Gabrielle Drake (Molly’s daughter and Nick’s sister) The Unthanks are bestowed with the responsibility and honour. The Mercury nominated mavericks of British folk music are bound to treat the challenge with the same love and diligence for their subject as they did when reinterpreting the work of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnson's. This tour of her reimagined work will be accompanied by an album release of Molly Drake's work - Diversions Vol 4. - the latest in a growing line of intrepid projects by The Unthanks.


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The Queen's Hall

85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
United Kingdom
EH8 9JG

Venue Details

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SAT 24 FEB 2018
Stereophonics
Call stores for availability
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£44.50
THU 8 MAR 2018
Randy Newman
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pmCancelled
MON 12 MAR 2018
Sarah Darling
plus Emma Stevens
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00m£14.00
WED 14 MAR 2018
Jonathan Wilson
plus special guests
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
SAT 17 MAR 2018
Stiff Little Fingers
Barrowland, Glasgow7pm£20.00
SUN 8 APR 2018
Toto
40 Trips Around The Sun Tour
SEC Armadillo, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£37.50
TUE 17 APR 2018
Eric Bibb
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7pm£27.50
WED 18 APR 2018
Eric Bibb
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£27.50
MON 23 APR 2018
Callaghan
plus special guests Jesse Terry
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00m£12.00
Ciaran Lavery
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 24 APR 2018
Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
The Hydro, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£49.50
Ciaran Lavery
plus special guests
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7.30pm£8.00
Peter Hammill
no support
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£20.00
SAT 28 APR 2018
Siobhan Wilson
with Demi Octet
Reid Concert Hall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£14.00
SUN 29 APR 2018
Tax The Heat
plus special guests
Stereo, Glasgow7.30 pm£10.00
THU 10 MAY 2018
Scott Matthews
plus Special Guests
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£17.00
MON 14 MAY 2018
Ben Folds
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.00pm£35.00
TUE 15 MAY 2018
Don Mclean
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7pm £26.50/£29.50
WED 16 MAY 2018
Don Mclean
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £29.50
TUE 5 JUN 2018
Laura Veirs
plus special guests
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£17.50
SUN 10 JUN 2018
Marti Pellow
Plus Special Guests
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh7pm £37.50
MON 11 JUN 2018
Marti Pellow
plus special guests
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.00pm£37.50
FRI 29 JUN 2018
The Waterboys
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh7pm£37.50
SAT 30 JUN 2018
The Waterboys
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00pm£37.50
SAT 28 JUL 2018
Del Amitri
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£42.50
SUN 29 JUL 2018
Del Amitri
Barrowland, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£42.50
MON 30 JUL 2018
Pretenders
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm £40.00
TUE 31 JUL 2018
Bryan Ferry
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30pm £70.00
WED 1 AUG 2018
First Aid Kit
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30pm sold out
THU 2 AUG 2018
John Prine
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30pm £35.00
FRI 3 AUG 2018
OMD
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30pm £35.00