Posted: 04 Apr 2016
Folk royalty The Unthanks are headlining this year’s Holy Island
Festival on Sunday 26 June - hot on the heels of their triumph for best album at the Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The highly-acclaimed Northumbrian act featuring sisters Rachel
and Becky Unthank will bring their unique sound to St Mary’s Church on the island.
For tickets go to www.holyislandfestival.org
No strangers to the world of awards, they were nominated for the
Mercury Music Prize in 2008, and their album The Bairns was nominated for the
Best Album award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2008.
Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a
starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens,
Robert Wyatt, Antony and The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard
in the band’s eight albums to date, including Mount The Air, released to huge
critical acclaim last year.