Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee

From 1 February 2019 onwards

Adrian McNally and The Unthanks were commissioned to produce a song cycle using Emily Brontë's poetry. The collaboration culminated in a series of compositions accompanied by Rachel and Becky Unthank's vocals. Emily's piano, recently restored, was retuned for Adrian's use; Adrian noted the individuality of the instrument and the challenges and joys associated with that.

The song cycle was premiered at the Leeds Town Hall in December 2018 and produced as the accompanyment for an audio tour from the Parsonage to Penistone Hill, on the edge of the moors. The Unthanks have gone on to tour the song cycle nationally.