New line up for this year's Twisted Christmas : http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=9542
A deliciously dark evening of twisted Christmas songs from an exciting line-up of singers, musicians and stage actors performing their own versions of Christmas songs past, present and future.
Featuring Jarvis Cocker, Patrick Wolf, Sandy Dillon, Daniel Knox, Bonfire Madigan, Mary Margaret O’Hara, The Inn-Ringers, The Smoke Fairies, Foy Vance, Kathryn Williams and Neill MacColl, The New London Children’s Choir, Lou Rhodes, Frank Sidebottom & more.
Are you frustrated by the fey joviality of Christmas?
Long for a sense of meaning and depth to be returned to our yuletide traditions?
Then Twisted Chrismas is for you.
Twisted Christmas fearlessly picks up today’s yuletide traditions and takes a long look underneath…
Brought to you by the team behind Plague Songs this deliciously dark evening features an array of
special guests perfoming their own versions of Christmas songs past present and future.
See biog page for more info on the artists.
Plus festive campanology - courtesy of the fantastically dextrous Inn Ringers, and the beautiful harmonies of the New London's Children's Choir provide a note of sweetness to offset the haunting shadow puppets of Matthew Robins.
Lucan And Gray will deliver decadent asides, while Jeremy Hardy offers some wry and perfectly-timed observations of his own.
MD: David Coulter
Culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal will provide The Scent Of Christmas
Ralph Carney Horns
Michael Blair Drums
Kate St John Woodwind
Roger Eno Piano / Keyboards
Rohan Kriwaczek Violin
Jean-Jacques Palix Computer Wizardry
Rory McFarlane Bass
Leo Abrahams Guitar
Christmas with a twist - returning a little bit of darkness to light...
Media Partner: Plan B
Produced by the Barbican