Music this Autumn on sale now!
24 Aug 2021
Music is live and kicking this Autumn at the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, with performances from legendary bands, soulful singers, album celebrations, and our collaboration with Folk in a Barn. Check out our listings below!
Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.
Hailing from the archipelago of Orkney in Scotland, the contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist has so far explored the birdlife (2018’s Solan Goose), the sea (2019’s Sule Skerry) and, on Hether Blether, his third album, he turned his attention to the land and its people. Presented by Melting Vinyl.
Mercury-nominated Welsh singer-songwriter, with a career spanning twenty-plus years of top-selling albums and sold-out tours solo as well as under the band Super Furry Animals – BBC 6 music favourite Gruff Rhys returns with new album “Seeking New Gods” due out on Rough Trade records.
Hear the live performance of music from original score to the award winning documentary ‘The Jazz Ambassadors’ composed by Michael J McEvoy (Finding Your Feet) and performed by an ensemble of leading UK jazz musicians. Plus included in the ticket: see the documentary screening of The Jazz Ambassadors at 5pm before the gig.
Now as much an essential part of the build up to Christmas as the local Village Christmas Bazaar or the pre-cooking of the sprouts! Expect an evening of traditional English Christmas music, humourous stories and beautiful, spine-tingling Christmas carols and ballads sung by Kellie While and Simon Nicol.
Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For over thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms – playing the world’s best concert halls, museums, and dives, and absolutely dominating critics’ lists.
Jazz musicians Rowland Sutherland (flute) and Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, marimba and percussion) join folk luminaries Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts for an exclusive concert. Solo sets plus the musicians as a quartet celebrate Nick Drake’s seminal album, Bryter Layter, ahead of its 50th anniversary.
The 24-piece NCO led by Peter Edwards, will lead a musical exploration, to reflect on our current times through the lens of the late, great Marvin Gaye’s incredible catalogue, with the addition of special guests. The NCO, led by Peter Edwards, is a world-class ensemble brought together by Tomorrow’s Warriors’ Artistic Director Gary Crosby OBE.
Alexis Taylor & Terry Edwards’ concert is shaped by a mutual love of Chet Baker, Alex Chilton and each other’s work! Expect tunes from their respective solo catalogues and a whole slew of likely and unlikely cover versions.
Stile Antico is firmly established as one of the world’s most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Working without a conductor, its twelve members have thrilled audiences on four continents with their fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony.
Folk in the Barn:
Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboard and loop station, Thea will give audiences a chance to hear some of her most special songs exactly the way they entered the world – raw, unadorned, delivered intimately by that long revered, hauntingly beautiful voice.
Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with the ‘40 Years Live’ concert tour. These concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.
Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in t’North, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive, they have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, ukulele, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, keyboard, keytar and the world’s first synthesizer ukulele.
Usher’s Island sees the coming together of five of the most acclaimed and influential names in Irish Traditional music – Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, both members of Planxty, Paddy Glackin, a founding member of The Bothy Band, the ubiquitous Michael McGoldrick, formerly of Lunasa and Capercaillie, and John Doyle who has played with many of the greatest names in Irish music