The Unthanks Biography (Wikipedia)
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. Their debut album, Cruel Sister, was Mojo magazine's Folk Album of the Year in 2005. Of their subsequent albums, eight have received four or five-starred reviews in the British national press. Their album, Mount the Air, released in 2015, won in the best album category in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2017 they released two albums featuring the songs and poems of Molly Drake, mother of Nick Drake.
- The Unthanks and Julie Fowlis - The Great Silkie of Sule Skerryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m8k9r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04m8k9r.jpg2016-12-22T19:24:18.000ZThe Unthanks agus Julie Fowlis a' seinn air Port.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04m8hhc
The Unthanks and Julie Fowlis - The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry
- The Unthanks: What Is Folk?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nhdrk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02nhdrk.jpg2015-04-05T07:57:00.000ZThe Unthanks, that glorious band, talk about their interpretation of what folk music is.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02nhdsh
The Unthanks: What Is Folk?
The Unthanks Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2018: Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland
Proms 2018: Proms Session: The Unthanks
Radio 2 Folk Awards: 2016
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