Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee

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The Emily Bronte Song Cycle by the Unthanks

The Emily Bronte Song Cycle by the Unthanks

The Brontë Parsonage Museum is thrilled to present this new audio experience featuring the poems of Emily Brontë set to music by composer and pianist Adrian McNally and recorded by The Unthanks.

Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee is a song cycle of ten poems offering audiences the opportunity to follow in Emily's footsteps up on to nearby Penistone Hill where the dramatic landscape which so inspired Emily and her sisters can be experienced and enjoyed.  

PLEASE NOTE: The audio experience is free with admission to the Museum and a valid Museum ticket must be shown when collecting the audio equipment. Museum tickets are valid for twelve months from the time of purchase

Commissioned by the Brontë Society to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë, Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee is free with entrance to the Brontë Parsonage Museum on presentation of a valid Museum admission ticket. 

Places on this special experience are limited so participants are advised to reserve headsets in advance of their visit by using the booking links on this page. 

The start time is the recommended time participants arrive at the Parsonage in order to look around the house where Emily wrote much of her poetry and see her piano.  Adrian McNally composed the song cycle on and for this precious instrument, and the songs were recorded by The Unthanks in the historic rooms late at night earlier this year. After the Museum visit, participants can collect their audio sets and head off through the churchyard and up on the moors for a  circular walk accompanied by the poetry of Emily Brontë and the music of The Unthanks. 

Participants will be required to leave a £10 cash deposit when collecting the audio sets. This will be returned when the audio sets are brought back to the Museum at the end of the walk. 

The walk lasts approximately 40 minutes and although the terrain is uneven in places, the paths are well trodden. Warm clothing and sturdy footwear is recommended.  Participants agree to undertake the walk at their own risk. 

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