OCM and Sound UK are delighted to announce a new commission based on the rich collection of broadsides housed in Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

UK Tour:

25 Feb – 2 March 2017

Broadside Ballads brings together three of the UK's most innovative folk artists, fronting a five-piece band that will reinvent a collection of British broadsides. Broadside ballads - disposable song sheets sold for pence - give a rare insight into Britain's musical and political past, with themes still relevant today. Delving into the colllection of Broadsides at the Bodleian Libraries and beyond, singers and multi-instrumentalists Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp and Nathaniel Mann bring to life the Broadsides Ballads for a new generation.

Lisa Knapp - voice, fiddle, autoharp

Sam Lee - voice, Jews harp

Nathaniel Mann - voice, bowed banjo, electronics and meat cleaver

Plus guest musicians


UK Tour Dates 2017

Sun 26 Feb The Foundling Museum, London

Mon 27 Feb Norwich Arts Centre

Tue 28 Feb The Glee Club, Birmingham

Wed 01 Mar Exeter Phoenix

Produced by Sound UK and OCM

Funded by Arts Council England

Supported by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Booking contact: Polly or Maija at Sound UK polly@sounduk.net / maija@sounduk.net