Musicians tell tale of poverty and crime

A stellar line up of musicians will perform at The Maltings in Berwick next week.

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 10:52 am
The Transports

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.

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It comes to The Maltings on Tuesday, at 7.30pm.

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