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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Kings Place welcomes Fraser and Haas to their Scotland Unwrapped programme, a fiddle and cello duo who blend a profound understanding of the Scottish folk tradition with cutting-edge string explorations.

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Genticorum

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

With impeccable musicianship and an infectious ‘joie de vivre’, Kings Place welcomes Genticorum, a band comprising some of the most distinctive voices in traditional Québécois music, seamlessly melding fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, foot percussion and voices.

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Julie Fowlis + Westward the Light

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Hailing from the Outer Hebrides and now based in the Highlands, singer Julie Fowlis, perhaps best known for her work with the Disney Pixar movie Brave, is widely heralded for championing traditional Gaelic.

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John McCusker & Friends

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

John McCusker, Scotland’s foremost fiddle player, gathers a who’s who of singer songwriters and traditional musicians at Kings Place for one night only, as part of Scotland Unwrapped.

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Jake Blount

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

Kings Place welcomes back Jake Blount after his sell-out show in 2023, a rising star of American roots music, whose work shines a light on the major contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk traditions.

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Irish Hooley at Kings Place

Folk at Kings Place

Celebrating the finest of traditional Irish music, IMDL’s Annual ‘Hooley’ features award- winning artists from Ireland in concert, plus London Irish session music in the foyer. Irish Music and Dance in London’s (IMDL) Annual 'Irish

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Opening Talk: 'Sumidagawa'

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Ahead of the evening’s main event, a performance of ‘Sumidagwa’ in Hall One, join us for a discussion about the play between Noh performer Kohei Kawaguchi and Jason James, Director General of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation/

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Noh: ‘Sumidagawa’ and ‘A Tale of the Sumida River’

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

For our first headline event of Noh Reimagined 2024, Mu Arts and Kings Place are proud to present a rare performance of ‘Sumidagawa’, one of Noh Theatre’s greatest masterpieces. British storyteller Xanthe Gresham-Knight's ‘A Tale of the Sumida River’, adapted from ‘Sumidagawa’, will precede the Noh performance, offering an introduction to the play’s timeless narrative of love, loss, and the river that carries us all.

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Meet the Noh Performers

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Experience a memorable evening as you meet 9 Noh performers! This is a chance to have direct conversations with the esteemed performers from Japan and discuss their unforgettable performance of the Noh play ‘Sumidagawa’, right after the presentation in Hall One, over drinks and snacks.

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Workshop: Introduction to Noh Movement

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Join us in this workshop where you will discover the essence of movement and self-expression of Noh, an artform with a legacy spanning 650 years.

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Workshop: Noh Movement Creative Session

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Led by Kohei Kawaguchi, and Gasho Yamanaka, the shite actors of the Kanze School, join us for a Noh Movement Creative Sessions that is open to everyone, but most suitable for actors, choreographers and dancers.

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Workshop: Noh Music

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

Join us for a unique opportunity to experience demonstrations and participate in a hands-on workshop led by renowned Noh musicians.

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Noh: ‘Kinuta’

Contemporary / Noh Reimagined

For the closing event of Noh Reimagined 2024, we present a performance of Zeami Motokiyo’s final and greatest play.

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Mànran

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran have been at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene for over a decade. They return to Kings Place as part of Scotland Unwrapped after their sell-out debut in 2020. Support comes from singer songwriter Ainsley Hamill.

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Tarren

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Tarren to their Future Folk series, a collaboration between Sid Goldsmith, Alex Garden and Danny Pedler. Formed in 2021, this trio is creating new Folk music, by incorporating modular hooks and minimalist forms, Tarren is leading folk music to a new place, while keeping the pulse of traditional dance at its heart.

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Nur: Aidan O’Rourke with Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

A project brought together by Guest Curator Aidan O’Rourke, celebrating the grit, calibre and charisma of Edinburgh’s grassroots music-making, featuring Brighde Chaimbeul, Bashir Saade, Graeme Stephen and Rachel Sermanni.

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Aurora Orchestra with Donald Grant

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

As the days shorten and the year’s end draws nearer, journey with Aurora Orchestra and Donald Grant to the Scottish islands, where the winter nights are long and isolating.

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The Young’Uns: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, presented by folk trio The Young’Uns, is the true story of one man's journey from unemployment, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the Battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. A touching and often hilarious musical adventure, its themes of war, poverty and displacement have a powerful resonance almost a hundred years on. 

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Kinnaris Quintet

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Based in Glasgow, MG Alba Trad Music Awards 2018 & 2022 Folk Band of the Year Kinnaris Quintet take influences of traditional Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, Classical, Scandinavian and Appalachian music, creating technically dazzling and evocative arrangements. Expect uplifting and driving harmonies, intricate arrangements, and joy in abundance.

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Frankie Archer

Folk / Future Folk: Contemporary Sounds from Traditional Roots

Kings Place welcomes Frankie Archer to Future Folk, an artist who has exploded onto the electrofolk scene with music that transcends stereotypes using a combination of manipulated samples, synths, drum tracks and earthy Northumbrian fiddle and voice to capture her audience.

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The Dark Matter Choir: Weekend Workshop and Performance

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

A unique opportunity to form Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy’s 'The Dark Matter Choir', and take part in a weekend of workshops, as part of Karine’s Sing to the Dark Weekend as Artist in Residence at Kings Place.

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Heal and Harrow

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Celebrated folk musicians Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl pay a humanising tribute to victims of the 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials, while also exploring historical beliefs in the supernatural and modern-day parallels in our society.

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Rachel Sermanni + Kim Carnie

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

As part of Karine Polwart’s Sing to the Dark Weekend, enjoy an intimate evening from two of the most exciting young Scottish voices, singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni, and Gaelic singer and composer Kim Carnie.

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Karine Polwart with Pippa Murphy and special guests

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Inspired by seasonal traditions, Scottish songwriter and storyteller, Karine Polwart, journeys into and out of darkness via some of the best-loved songs of her 25-year career, as well as new music, story and immersive sound, crafted in collaboration with sound designer and composer Pippa Murphy.

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