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Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton.
Join some of Britain’s leading folk musicians for a timely re-telling of Peter Bellamy’s legendary folk ballad opera The Transports. Here is a rare chance to see BBC Award Winners The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr and members of Bellowhead together on stage in a new production of this outstanding work.
In his 60s work with The Young Tradition and in a long solo career, Peter Bellamy was an influential torchbearer of traditional song in the UK. In 1973 he finished “The Transports”. At a time when migration makes headlines daily, this tale of past migration shows how little has changed in the global movement of desperate people. The accompanying project Parallel Lives charts – town by town – those who once left Britain with those who have recently arrived.
Hear Mike Waterson singing “The Black and Bitter Night” from the original recording, which also featured a roster of the top traditional musicians of the day.
Bring in 2017 with Sage Gateshead and celebrate both new and emerging artists alongside established big names. Keep your eye out for our very first New Year New Artists festival as well as stand out performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, LeAnn Rimes, Martha Wainwright, King Creosote and many...
Sage Gateshead showcases a strong line-up of folk, roots and blues artists from both sides of the Atlantic.