The Bookshop Band

The Little Theatre,
7 Sep – 7 Sep

Join us for an intimate and magical concert with The Bookshop Band. Based in Wigtown, they have just released their 14th studio album Emerge, Return produced by legendary musician Pete Townshend.

The band formed out of a collaboration between award-winning songwriters and their local bookshop, writing songs inspired by the books of visiting authors. On first hearing their music Pete Townshend wrote, “I am enchanted, such variation and delicacy... such latent power. It reminded me of my days listening to Sandy Denny and Fairport [Convention]... – a great discovery and inspiration”.

Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, to create a cinematic sound that draws the audience in, at once touching and mesmerising, heart wrenching and funny. No previous knowledge of the books is required as the band guide the audience through the stories behind each song’s inspiration.

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