♪ The Unthanks - Here’s the Tender Coming ♫

Beautiful and haunting folk, with the two Unthank sisters on vocals and a tremendous variety of instrumentation accompanying. They harmonise with strong Geordie accents, interpreting English folk and their own work, and whilst melodically gentle the traditional lyrics tell of a harsh and sad world. Here’s a Guardian Video of standout track The Testimony of Patience Kershaw, based on the spoken testimony of 17 year old Patience Kershaw to the Royal Commission on Children’s Employment in 1842.