Richard Dawson: Delight is Right

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Northumbrian songsmith Richard Dawson invites you to this gathering of friends, favourites and fellow travellers across two stages, culminating in a headline full band set in the Hall.

Bringing together an eclectic line-up that reflects the glorious breadth of his influences, Dawson reflects on his time-traveling, shape-shifting songcraft, as he’s joined by his band to perform songs from his new album 2020 – an unflinching meditation on contemporary Britain’s psychic crisis.

Dawson's music can be weirdly digressive, disarmingly funny and touchingly poignant, but it’s compassion that defines it. While 2020 looks to the present, forgotten stories from the past often resonate in Dawson’s work, whether it’s the medieval North on Peasant, newspaper clippings found in the Tyne & Wear Archive on The Glass Trunk, or a half-remembered boozy school trip on ‘The Vile Stuff’. Dawson finds humanity wherever he looks.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This concert will start at the advertised time and set times will be confirmed closer to the event.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Upset the Rhythm

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