Opus/ Now Then bring Broughton and McSweeney to Sheffield’s Merlin Theatre
On the 23rd March, Opus Independents, aka the team behind Sheffield's beloved magazine Now Then, will bring folk songwriters David Thomas Broughton and Neil McSweeney to the beautiful, intimate setting of Merlin Theatre.
Broughton has been described as one of the most unique, eccentric and unorthodox artists of his time. His live outings and recorded material defy easy classification. Expect an exhilarating mix of musical improvisation and performance art, underlined with raw unpredictability. His recorded material is dark but beautiful, marrying traditional folk with surrealist experimentation.
Also on the bill is Sheffield native, McSweeney, a songwriter of rare ability. He sets lyrics that deal with the contrasts and contradictions of life to romantic melodies, as hopeful as they are melancholy. Since the release of his last album, Cargo, McSweeney has made increasingly big waves on the English folk scene picking up main stage festival appearances and collaborating with the likes of Jon Boden and Fay Hield.
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