Last year, author and journalist George Monbiot wrote an article for The Guardian on the personal and social effects of loneliness which quickly went viral. He approached folk singer and songwriter Ewan McLennan and suggested a musical collaboration. Breaking the Spell of Loneliness will be a new album of original songs with notes from George that describe the stories and themes behind the songs.
Singing a cappella and accompanying himself on guitar and banjo, Ewan will perform each of the songs alongside commentary and discussion from George. Expect a unique and one-off interplay of songs and stories that will be both poignant and rousing.
In association with the People’s Bookshop, Durham
Wednesday 12 October,
The Miners' Hall
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