Barr Brothers to headline at Royal in Northampton

Barr Brothers
Barr Brothers

Canadian folk quartet, The Barr Brothers, star at the Royal auditorium at Royal & Derngate next week.

The band released their second album, Sleeping Operator, last year.

The group comprises Brad Barr and his brother, Andrew, along with experimental harpist, Sarah Pagé, and multi-instrumentalist, Andrés Vial.

Brothers Andrew and Brad spent most of the 1990s criss-crossing North America, playing music with their spirited, improv-based rock trio, The Slip.

They met Pagé and Vial after settling in Montreal.

They have appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman in the usa, shared stages with Emmylou Harris and The National, headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival in front of 58,000 people and played across the world.

The Barr Brothers play at Royal & Derngate on Tuesday, January 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £18.

A transaction fee of £2.80 applies to telephone and website bookings only.

It does not apply in person or to groups, and members of the theatre’s friends programme is per-transaction, not per-ticket.

For more information, visit www.thebarrbrothers.com

Tickets are on sale for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra who will be performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 at the venue on Sunday, February 1.

The concerto is regarded as one of the greatest and recreating these memorable moments will be pianist Alessio Bax.

Conductor Alexander Shelley will lead the orchestra and the finale will feature with Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony.

Shostakovich composed the work in 1937 under the watchful rein of Stalin.

There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Bax.

Tickets for the show cost £15 before fees, door open at 7.30pm.

For more information about both shows and to book, call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk