Last Winter, Opera North commissioned Martin Green’s (Lau) Crows’ Bones, an exploration into ghostly and unnerving tales of the folk tradition past and present. Performing with Martin are Becky Unthank, Inge Thomson and Swedish Nickleharpa player Niklas Roswall. Originally intended to be a one off Christmas show at Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms, the show appeared at Celtic Connections and snippets were performed throughout New Year’s Day at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh as part of Hogmanay. Since then, they have been busy making an album. Mixed by Portishead’s Adrian Utley and produced by Martin Green the album will be released in 2014 but will be EXCLUSIVELY available on the Crows Bones tour next month.
I Saw the Dead Radio (Written by Conor O’Brien of Villagers):
Crows’ Bones looks and feels like no other show ever conceived by folk musicians.
Martin Green covers new sonic territory by using no front of house PA, instead the singers voices are amplified (where necessary) with a tin-can telephone
to gramophone horn system of his own invention that adds a distant, ageless quality to the perfectly matched vocals of Becky Unthank and Inge Thomson.
A beautiful but underplayed set, and lighting design from the award-winning Opera North’s technical crew bring the show together to form an entirely captivating piece of work.
Crows Bones December Tour Dates
Spitalfields Music Winter Festival at Shoreditch Church, London
Thursday 12th Dec 7.00pm
The Brewery, Kendal
Friday 13th December 8.00pm
National Centre for Early Music, York SOLD OUT
Saturday 14th December 7.30pm
The Stables, Milton Keynes
Monday 15th December 8.00pm
St George’s, Bristol
Tuesday 17th December 7.30pm
The Gate, Cardiff
Wednesday 18th December 7.15