'English Originals' set to take place in Birmingham

Martha Wainwright, Graham Coxon, Beth Orton and Robyn Hitchcock will all appear at a tribute to Nick Drake at Birmingham Town Hall this May.

The show, produced by Joe Boyd takes place on May 16 as part of the English Originals Folk Festival 2009.

The festival aims to celebrate artists that “uniquely English in character, all with a strong sense of place, identity, time and tradition” and will also see performances by Seth Lakeman and Rachel Unthank and the Winterset take place between May 15 and 17 at the Town Hall and Symphony Hall.

See the website for more details of these shows plus a host of free event taking place: www.thsh.co.uk/englishoriginals2009

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