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Barbican announces 'Songs In The Key Of London' concert for 5 March 2022

A photo of a pearly King, the back of his jacket reads 'Songs in the Key of London'

Songs In The Key Of London
Sat 5 Mar 2022, Barbican Hall, 8pm
Tickets £22.50 – 35 plus booking fee

‘Sweet Thames! Run Softly, till I End My Song’ - Edmund Spenser

First commissioned by the Barbican in 2010, this special project – Songs In The Key Of London – is reprised to coincide with the Barbican’s 40th Anniversary weekend in March 2022. Featured guest artists so far confirmed include: ESKAZara McFarlaneNadine ShahGraham GouldmanRuby TurnerCathal CoughlanEmmy the GreatMatt DeightonSarah Cracknell and Debsey Wykes (of Saint Etienne). Musical Directors for the concert will be Kate St John and Neill MacColl.

Chelsea MorningsWaterloo Sunsets and Rainy Nights in Soho. The life and times of the capital have been immortalized in song by many a musician. From the bustle of the music halls to the riot of the punks, from Lovers Rock to Grime, the tradition is rich, a city celebrated, commiserated, and eulogized through song. Co-curated by songwriter Chris Difford of Squeeze and DJ and presenter Nihal ArthanayakeSongs In The Key Of London once again brings together singers and songsmiths of the old school and new, in a musical celebration of our great city.

Produced by the Barbican 
On sale to Barbican Patrons and Members on Wed 24 Nov 2021 
On general sale from Fri 26 Nov 2021
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Support Announced

Aldous Harding
Wed 30 & Thu 31 Mar 2022, Barbican Hall, 8pm
Tickets £20 – £25 plus booking fee

New Zealand singer-songwriter Aldous Harding, alongside her band, makes her Barbican debut in March 2022. The two shows will feature material from her three studio albums to date. She will be supported on Wed 30 Mar by Welsh multi-instrumentalist and critically acclaimed solo artist H.Hawkline.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird On The Wire
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Thu 14 Apr 2022, Barbican Hall, 7.30pm,

Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee
is a recording and performing project by Liz Harris. She lives and works on the Oregon Coast. At the Barbican in April 2022, she will present material from her 12th full-length album, 2021’s Shade (now out on Kranky). Support comes from South East London vocalist, musician and DJ Coby Sey.
Produced by the Barbican in association with Upset The Rhythm
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