The Bookshop Band – Saturday 20th June, 8pm, Tickets: €18.00 / €16.00
The Bookshop Band are the musical offspring of an artistic love – affair between a group of award winning songwriters and an independent bookshop in the UK, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights.
The songs are the musical outpouring of the band’s own response to books they have read. They have toured extensively around the UK and abroad and have been commissioned by BBC Radio 3, The V&A Museum, The National Portrait Gallery and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, including cello, harmonium, glockenspiel, guitars and ukuleles which, along with their distinct voices, create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate performance, at once touching and mesmerizing, heart wrenching and funny.