- 13 Dec 19
Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, better known as folk troupe The Unthanks, are returning to Ireland with two headline shows in April.
English folk troupe The Unthanks are returning to Ireland with two unaccompanied shows in Limerick and Dun Laoghaire in April. Coming off an orchestral performance at the Royal Albert Hall, the band is returning to more intimate venues.
Before fronting one of the most artistically brave and revered bands working today, Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank grew up singing songs without accompaniment, in weaving, unschooled vocal harmony.
The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they know and do best – singing in unaccompanied harmony - joined on this tour by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio. The three have already established a band within a band in The Unthanks, with the success of haunting harmony signature piece 'Magpie', recently brought to wider attention by Mackenzie Crook’s beautifully poignant series, Detectorists.
The Unthanks unaccompanied journey has also included performances with Ireland’s renowned singing trio, Voice Squad. On this tour, they fully explore their unique vocal combinations, with brand new material and arrangements, alongside more familiar Unthanks material.