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Broadside Ballads

Thu 21 May 2020 | 8pm | £15* (£13*) | Seated

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Broadside Ballads


Three of the UK’s most innovative, award-winning folk artists reinvent a collection of broadsides – daily song sheets sold for pence – giving a rare insight into Britain’s history. Delving into the collection at the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, Lisa Knapp, Marry Waterson and Nathaniel Mann lead a five-piece band, bringing broadside ballads to life for a new generation.


  • Lisa Knapp – voice, fiddle, autoharp
  • Marry Waterson – voice
  • Nathaniel Mann – voice, bowed banjo, electronics and meat cleaver Barney Morse Brown – cello w/ pedals
  • Laurence Hunt – percussion

Produced by Sound UK Commissioned by Sound UK and OCM Funded by Arts Council England Supported by the Bodleian Libraries


VENUE: EXETER PHOENIX, AUDITORIUM

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