Forty years on from the release of Peter Bellamy's ballad opera The Transports, a new live production brings both its subject and music bang up to date. Widely regarded as Bellamy's masterwork, that original recording, based on a real-life story of transportation to Australia, featured such now-fabled names as The Watersons, Shirley Collins, Nic Jones and June Tabor. The 2017 cast sees a new generation stepping into their shoes, including The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane and Greg Russell, performing new arrangements by Paul Sartin (Bellowhead/Faustus), while freshly-penned narration broadens the original theme to reflect more widely on the global movement of desperate people.
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Compton AvenueIslingtonLondonN1 2UN
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