The Unthanks

Formed 2009.
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The Unthanks (until 2009, Rachel Unthank and the Winterset) are an English folk group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional English folk, particularly Northumbrian folk music, with other musical genres.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Diversions Vol. 2

    Diversions Vol. 2 2012

    Reviewed by Jeanette Leech
    The Unthanks carefully offer a hand of comfort to these tales of ordinary sadness.
  2. Review of The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons

    The Songs of Robert Wyatt and Antony & The Johnsons 2011

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    The sisters’ voices, with Hegarty and Wyatt’s songs: a perfect match.
  3. Review of Last

    Last 2011

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    Brimming with material that is as haunting as it is beautiful.
  4. Review of Here’s the Tender Coming

    Here’s the Tender Coming 2009

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    Here’s the Tender Coming raises the group’s standard higher still.
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