We are helping spread the word about an upcoming WW1 related concert “A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War” on Thu 18 Sept being held at The Barbican Centre, London.
A Time and Place: Musical Meditations on the First World War is a folk music and multimedia storytelling evening that explores lost songs, tales and poetry from the generation that lived the First World War.
Timed to coincide with the centenary of the War,
the concert offers a unique opportunity to look back at the creative landscape of the early twentieth century and to rediscover the oral tradition from this time. Alongside high profile young artists such as Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and Ivor Gurney, so many more were lost, and with the death of those in the folk tradition, died the continuation of many songs, tales and tunes.
A Time and Place seeks to unearth and revive these traditions for the 21st century.
It features folk artists Sam Lee, Rachel and Becky Unthank, Adrian McNally and more to perform original repertoire from the time, alongside new material inspired by personal stories and arrangements to First World War poetry, against the backdrop of Matthew J Watkins (Gorillaz) striking video design.
For more information and bookings please follow this link: http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=16215