Musicians tell tale of poverty and crime
A stellar line up of musicians will perform at The Maltings in Berwick next week.
The Transports – A Tale Of Exile And Migration is touring once again after a sell-out last year.
The piece of musical theatre is moving and compelling, telling the tale of a family destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected by exile to the new colony in Australia.
Originally released on record in 1977 by Peter Ballamy, along with a multitude of folk musicians, The Transports has been retold by several generations. Storyteller Matthew Crompton’s inventive new narration amplifies its central tale while bringing the famous show into a modern context of mass migration, exploring the theme in a broader manner.
Featuring new musical arrangements by Paul Sartin, of Bellowhead, and Faustus, two-time BBC Folk Award winners, The Young’uns, in unity with Nancy Kerr, Bellowhead’s Rachael McShane, Faustus’ Benji Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose, and Greg Russell, this one of a kind music experience draws together some of the finest folk musicians of today, creating a sharp reminder of the genre’s long-standing power to portray the world and magnificently tell a story.
It comes to The Maltings on Tuesday, at 7.30pm.
Book your tickets for the show at www.berwickmaltings.co.uk