Twisted Christmas - 2009

Richard Hawley, Ed Harcourt, Josephine Foster, Amiina with Kippi Kaninus & Paul Lydon, Polly Scattergood, Alasdair Roberts, Sense Of Sound Singers, Eliza Carthy & The House of Fairytales

15 December 2009 / 19:30
Hall


Tickets:
£15 / 20 / 25

subject to availability
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We're excited to bring back our alternative Yuletide concert for the second year running, following last year's memorable sell-out debut.

Featuring Richard Hawley, Ed Harcourt, Josephine Foster, Amiina with Kippi Kaninus & Paul Lydon, Polly Scattergood, Alasdair Roberts, Sense Of Sound Singers, Eliza Carthy, The House of FairyTales & more to come

MC Jeremy Hardy MD David Coulter
Guitar Leo Abrahams
Bass Rory McFarlane
Drums Joel Stanley
Keyboards Roger Eno
Saxophone Mike Smith
Cor anglais/Oboe/Alto sax/Soprano Sax Kate St John
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Flute Jack Pinter
Harp/Marimba/Percussion Julia Thornton Electronics Jean Jacques Palix

This year’s deliciously dark evening of festive entertainment features an all-new line-up.

Amongst the guests for this year's Twisted Christmas will be Sheffield legend Richard Hawley, the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist Ed Harcourt, Colorado’s psych-folk chanteuse Josephine Foster, members of Icelandic string quartet, and regular Sigur Ros collaborators, Amiina, who will perform with compatriots Paul Lydon and Kippi Kaninus. Also, Simon Fisher Turner revives his King of Luxembourg alter ego especially for this concert.

Plus the remarkable Polly Scattergood, the haunting Scottish folk musician Alasdair Roberts, the always-adventurous Sense Of Sound Singers, (graduates of BBC1’s Last Choir Standing competition) and the remarkable Mercury nominated, multi BBC Radio 2 Folk music award winner Eliza Carthy, the House of Fairytales and more to be announced!

'The Barbican looks beyond the tinsel to find the darkness beneath' The Guardian

FreeStage pre-show: Cold Turkey : 6.45pm - 7.15pm



Richard Hawley - Coles Corner


Ed Harcourt - She Fell Into My Arms


Josephine Foster - Little Life


Amiina - Iceland TV performance


Polly Scattergood - PollyWorld


Alasdair Roberts - River Rhine


Sense of Sound Choir - Smiley Faces




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