Sun 26 Mar 2023
£15* | £13*
Three of the UK’s most innovative and prestigious folk artists present Blackletter Garland, a brand new album and live tour. Inspired by historic broadside ballads – daily song sheets sold for pence from the 16th to 20th centuries – the artists rejuvenate and reinvent these stories. Fascinating interpretations and original compositions tell intricate tales of birth, love, conflict and death, with all the imagination of the folklore from which they’re based. Marry Waterson, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann lead a five-piece band bringing broadsides vividly to life for a new generation and offering a rare insight into Britain’s history.
Pre-concert talk – short film screening
A brief history of Broadside Ballads (18 mins)Discover more about Broadside Ballads and the history of printing with a fascinating pre-concert talk between musician Lisa Knapp and historian Steve Roud, filmed at the Bodleian Printing Workshop.
Hack-Poets Guild – Blackletter Garland
Marry Waterson, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann
20:00 Pre-concert talk film screening (18mins)
20:25 Live music: Set 1
21:10 Interval (20 mins)
21:30 Live music: Set 2
Produced by Sound UK. Commissioned by Sound UK and OCM. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Bodleian Libraries.