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George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan Live At All Hallows

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Friday, 21 October 2016 from 19:30 to 23:00 (BST)

George Monbiot & Ewan McLennan Live At All Hallows

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This remarkable collaboration between author George Monbiot and musician Ewan McLennan seeks to address the curse of our age: a crowded planet stricken by loneliness. Using music and the written word, it seeks to make connections in a splintered world.

The project began with an article George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian, about the age of loneliness. The article went viral, and several publishers asked him to write books about it. But George had a different idea.

He approached Ewan McLennan – a musician whose work he greatly admired – and proposed a collaboration. Together they would write an album, a mixture of ballads and anthems, whose aim was to try to break the spell that appears to have been cast upon us; the spell of separation. 

The resulting album, entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness, features narrative songs and music, recorded by Ewan, that open up the various strands of this issue. These are accompanied by a short essay on the topic and extensive song notes written by George.

Breaking The Spell of Loneliness is a unique and original body of work, launched in the belief that that nothing has greater potential to unite than the combination of word and music.

George Monbiot writes a column for the Guardian and is the author of several best- selling books. He campaigns for the better treatment of the living world, and a kinder, fairer society.

Ewan McLennan is an award winning singer, songwriter and guitarist; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today".

Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk.' The Telegraph

'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene...an artist whose music lives and breathes.' Songlines

'A gorgeous, lilting voice. So moving.’ MOJO

‘First class. Quite possibly destined to become the UK’s finest folk singer!’ Maverick

'In many ways Ewan McLennan is the perfect embodiment of modern folk song. An outstanding guitarist, a magnificent interpreter of traditional song and an immensely gifted songwriter.' Spiral Earth

'Beautifully conceived and executed. Stories Still Untold is his best work yet.' Martin Simpson

'A stunning collection of songs which confirms Ewan’s name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today.' BrightYoungFolk.com

The Live At All Hallows team are excited to welcome George and Ewan to showcase this important collaboration. In the words of the Church Warden when telling him who we wanted to book the church for this time: "Can I have a ticket now? And can I sit and have tea with him?! Ooohhhh! Very excited!"

UPDATE: As usual there will be Real Junk Food meals available before the gig, from 6pm, from the newly re-named Rainbow Bistro. If you wish to join us for a meal, it is essential for you to book a ticket at the link here.

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All Hallows Church & Community Projects
24 Regent Terrace
Hyde Park
LS6 1NP Leeds
United Kingdom

Friday, 21 October 2016 from 19:30 to 23:00 (BST)


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