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Broadside Ballads


Sun 14 Mar 2021


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£15 (£13)*



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Broadside Ballads

Event Postponed

This event was originally scheduled for 21 May 2020 /  14 Mar 2021 but has been postponed due to ongoing lockdown restrictions. We anticipate announcing a new date soon. Existing tickets will remain valid, and our box office will be in touch with ticket holders to let them know their options. If you have any questions please email

Three of the UK’s most innovative, award-winning folk artists reinvent a collection of broadsides – daily song sheets sold for pence – giving a rare insight into Britain’s history. Delving into the collection at the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, Lisa Knapp, Marry Waterson and Nathaniel Mann lead a five-piece band, bringing broadside ballads to life for a new generation.

Produced by Sound UK Commissioned by Sound UK and OCM Funded by Arts Council England Supported by the Bodleian Libraries

  • Lisa Knapp: voice, fiddle, autoharp
  • Marry Waterson: voice
  • Nathaniel Mann: voice, bowed banjo, electronics and meat cleaver Barney Morse Brown, cello with pedals
  • Laurence Hunt: percussion

Venue: Auditorium, Exeter Phoenix

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