English Originals Weekend to include Beth


English Originals Weekend 2010, Friday 14 – Sunday 16 May

Guest artists include Badly Drawn Boy, Scott Matthews, Beverley Martyn, Eddi Reader, Beth Orton, Martin Carthy, Natasha Marsh and more

Now in its third year, the critically acclaimed English Originals Weekend celebrates English music in all its diversity. From traditional folk to contemporary singer-songwriters; individuals all connected by a strong sense of place, identity and wit as well as possessing some fine musical talent.

Grace and Danger: The Songs of John Martyn
Symphony Hall, Friday 14 May, 7.30pm

This special show is curated by bassist Danny Thompson, Martyn’s long time friend and collaborator. Featuring special guests Badly Drawn Boy, Scott Matthews, Beverley Martyn, Eddi Reader, Beth Orton and more. £18.50, £21.50, £25*

The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble
Town Hall, Saturday 15 May, 7.30pm

A range of special guests join outstanding singer-songwriter-guitarist Graham Coxon. The concert is based on his acclaimed solo album The Spinning Top, a narrative of a man’s journey from birth to death. Featuring guests Martin Carthy, Natasha Marsh and friends. £22.50*

Bellowhead + Jackie Oates
Town Hall, Sunday 16 May, 7.30pm

The multi-talented group of musicians that are Bellowhead return to Town Hall. Opening the evening is the critically acclaimed young folk singer and fiddler Jackie Oates. £18.50*

All this and free events N.O.M.A.D and Folk4Free too.

SPECIAL OFFER: Please note this offer must be booked through the Box Office on 0121 780 3333 and is not available online. Limited earlybird tickets – 20% off when you book for all three English Originals Weekend 2010 ticketed concerts at the same time. Offer available until 19 April 2010. Maximum of four tickets per concert at the discounted rate. For individual ticket prices please see the concert details.

*£2 fee per transaction will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box Office.

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