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Music, Mon 25 May 2020




The return of one of the UK’s greatest ever and most innovative live bands, this time stripped back around one microphone! N.B. This is going to be a very special event and will be part-standing. 50 seats reserved for TLR Chorus members only – first come first served!

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour.

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.

Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK's best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.

Now 2020’s Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

'Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’ - ????? THE GUARDIAN

‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands’ - SUNDAY HERALD

‘Instrumental virtuosity’ - MOJO

‘Intoxicating, mesmerising music’ - BBC MUSIC Magazine

‘Quite unlike anything else out there’ - ACOUSTIC Magazine

Four-time winners ?Best Group' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 25 May 2020 19:30


Advance Full Price Tickets £22.00
Advance Corus Price Tickets £20.00
11 - 16 Years £11.00



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