HARK! The sound of stories

HARK! The sound of stories
01 November 2019

As the days darken and winter draws near, Tracks Darlington presents an evening of music inspired by tales from times past.

Come to Darlington's beautiful Crown Street Library and fill your ears and your souls with songs of stagmen, golden apples, coiners, diamond rings and murder for love.

HARK! features live performances including:

The Shining Levels - music inspired by the award winning novel The Gallows Pole by

Ben Myers. Haunting harmonies and beautiful folk fusion interspersed with readings from the book.

Storm Chorus - All killer. Grave filler. Beguiling ballads about murder, enduring love and unbearable heartbreak vibrate and pulse with visceral humanity and truth.

Nel Unlit - creating music that is a celebration of storytelling, their concept album

‘Wake for the Dreaming’ is based on the graphic novel ‘World’s End’ by Neil Gaiman. Ethereal, delightfully off-kilter, and mesmerising.

There will also be readings from local authors. Each set will be preceded by extracts which relate to the music you're about to hear, read by Bob Fischer - author of "Wiffle Lever To Full!" and more, musician, playwright and BBC Tees Presenter; and Tracey Iceton - author of The Celtic Colours Trilogy and multi-award-winning short story writer.

Compered (and co-curated) by writer and musician Francoise Harvey, there will even be a pop-up bar provided by Saints Row Brewing Co. The event has been supported by Creative Darlington.

Hark! The Sound of stories takes place on Friday 22 November, doors open at 7pm. Tickets available at https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Darlington/Darlington-Library/Hark/13660024/ and cost £6 (inc booking fee) in advance or £7 on the door.