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

Venue Details

Regular Music presents...

SUN 23 APR 2017
John Prine
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.00pm£30.00
TUE 25 APR 2017
Tinariwen
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£22.50
WED 26 APR 2017
Tinariwen
plus special guests
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00£22.50
Christy Moore & Declan Sinnot
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£27.50
FRI 28 APR 2017
Christy Moore and Declan Sinnot
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow7.00 p.m£27.50
Hayseed Dixie
O2 ABC, Glasgow7pm£17.00
SAT 29 APR 2017
Christy Moore and Declan Sinnot
no support
Barrowland, Glasgowdoors 7.00pmsold out
Al Stewart - Back To Bedsit Tour 2017
Back to
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm £23.50
MON 1 MAY 2017
Al Stewart - Back to the Bedsit Tour 2017
featuring Dave Nachmananoff & Tim Renwick
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7pm £23.50
SAT 6 MAY 2017
John Moreland & Noah Gunderson (double bill)
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£16.00
FRI 19 MAY 2017
Stone Foundation
Plus Special Guests
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£13.50
SAT 20 MAY 2017
Running Up That Hill - A Celebration of Kate Bush
Curated by and featuring Emma Pollock
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00 p.m£22.50
Stone Foundation
+ Pete Williams
Admiral Bar7.30pm£13.50
TUE 23 MAY 2017
Imelda May
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£35.00
WED 24 MAY 2017
Vukovi
+ Special Guests Press to MECO’ ,
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£10.00
THU 25 MAY 2017
Parekh and Singh
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m. £9.50
TUE 30 MAY 2017
Anastacia
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£37.50
WED 31 MAY 2017
Anastacia
Usher Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£37.50
SUN 4 JUN 2017
Madeline Peyroux
+ guests
City Halls, Glasgow7.00 p.m£35.00
Eivør
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
Callaghan
+ Support
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£11.00
MON 5 JUN 2017
Callaghan
CCA, Glasgow7.30pm£11.00
FRI 9 JUN 2017
Saint Etienne
+ Special Guests
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£25.00
SUN 18 JUN 2017
Jackson Browne
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh£47.50( plus £1 Artist Charity Donation in total price )
MON 19 JUN 2017
Jackson Browne
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow£47.50( plus £1 Artist Charity Donation in total price )
SUN 25 JUN 2017
Old Crow Medicine Show
performing Blonde on Blonde
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00 p.m£24.00
North Mississippi Allstars
plus special guests
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£17.00
THU 29 JUN 2017
Ani DiFranco
+ Special Guests
The Queen's Hall, EdinburghDoors 7pm£24.50
MON 31 JUL 2017
Texas *Monday Evening*
+ Special Guests
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£45.00
TUE 1 AUG 2017
Texas
+ Special Guests
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6.30pmSold Out
WED 2 AUG 2017
Texas *Wednesday Evening*
+ Special Guests
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£45.00