Folk-singing sisters pay tribute to Molly Drake’s unheralded talent
Folk duo The Unthanks come to Cambridge this month as part of their How Wild the Wind Blows tour, which celebrates the music and poetry of Molly Drake, mother of Nick Drake and extraordinary songwriter in her own right.
It’s been said that sad songs are the best songs, which would account for the enduring popularity of The Unthanks, who are known for their deeply melancholy, hauntingly beautiful sound. Made of up sisters Becky and Rachel Unthank, the duo draw upon the tradition of English folk, and in particular Northumbrian folk music, and are a much-loved regular fixture at the Cambridge Folk Festival where they’ve appeared frequently over the years.
The show takes place at the Corn Exchange on 27 April and tickets are £25.25.