Coming soon: Brontë project

I’m very excited to finally tell you what I’ve been working on the last few months. Early this year I was commissioned by Off the Shelf Festival of Words to write new music inspired by the Brontës, as part of the Brontë bicentenary celebrations.

I’ll be performing my piece – a musical triptych called ‘The Liberty System’ – alongside poet Andrew McMillan and playwright Zodwa Nyoni at Off the Shelf, Ilkley Literature Festival and Beverley Literature Festival this October.

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Fri 14 October – Upper Chapel, Sheffield
Sat 15 October – Ilkley Playhouse
Tue 18 October – Beverley Minster

AND I’ll also be releasing a limited edition CD as part of the project.

AND AND AND…the Sheffield date will also feature a projection onto the Upper Chapel of a film that’s being made to go with one of my songs, which is pretty special. I’ll share more about the Brontë project soon.

Before all that you can see me supporting Alasdair Roberts and James Green at the Lamplight Club in Sheffield on 27 September. Tickets here.