The Yorkshire Festival presents ‘The Songlines Series’ at the Howard Assembly Room

Posted on April 1st, 2016 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


The Howard Assembly Room in Leeds hosts the Songlines Series

The Yorkshire Festival, which runs from June 16 to July 3, has programmed five concerts featuring some of world and folk music’s finest artists to take place in Leeds’ Howard Assembly Room, in association with Songlines.

Critically acclaimed Congolese band Mbongwana Star begin proceedings on June 22, followed by Malian singer and guitarist Rokia Traoré the day after, who performs material from her latest album Né So.

German pianist Hauschka fuses elements of electronica, techno and ambient music on June 24; the American folk duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw perform their deeply rooted Eastern European music from their back catalogue and forthcoming album, and acclaimed musician and Yorkshire-born Eliza Carthy rounds off the series with her Wayward Band on July 2 showcasing a wide range of music from her an extensive discography, plus new material from a forthcoming album.

A selection of artists playing at Yorkshire Festival also feature on a free bonus CD, available exclusively with the new issue (May, #117), now on sale. Find out more.


1 Kefaya – ‘Indignados’
2 Jon Gomm – ‘Dance of the Last Rhino’
3 Juice Vocal Ensemble – ‘Io Amai Sempre’
4 Mr McFall’s Chamber – ‘Yo Soy Maria’
5 Sam Airey – ‘Stars’
6 A Hawk and A Hacksaw – ‘Ivan and Marichka/The Sorcerer’
7 Rokia Traoré – ‘Obikè’
8 Hauschka –  ‘Hashima Island’
9 Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – ‘You Know Me’
10 Mbongwana Star feat Konono No1 –  ‘Malukayi’
11 The Nile Project – ‘Tenseo’
12 Tantz – ‘Voytek (The Bear)’

For details on the new season at the Howard Assembly room, visit Opera North or call Box Office at 0844 848 2727.

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