HTT, Hull2017 & BBC Radio 3

Eliza Carthy with Arms Wide Orchestra

Part of Uproot

Exploring Hull’s rich folk music traditions

Featuring Eliza Carthy & Friends. Contemporary alternative folk music inspired by Hull's Waterson family. 

BBC Radio 3 takes up residence at Hull Truck Theatre for a three-day festival celebrating the city's rich folk heritage and our international links. 

Opening support set by folk singer Olivia Chaney.

Kathryn Tickell introduces a concert by the Arms Wide Orchestra at Hull Truck Theatre. Eliza Carthy leads the band in contemporary alternative folk music inspired by the legacy of Hull’s Waterson family, and featuring some of the finest young singers on the English folk scene, plus percussion and electronics.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Friday 7th April 2300 – 0100


Free Thinking (Recorded at Hull Truck Theatre Thursday 6th April 18:00, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 Thursday 6th April 22:00 – 22:45)

Island city mentality or gateway to the world? Hull-based crime writer and former journalist David Mark and playwright Esther Wilson join Matthew Sweet for a discussion recorded in front of an audience at Hull Truck Theatre, debating Hull's links with the wider world, and what residents can learn from another port city which has been City of Culture - Liverpool.

Tickets to the recording are available free from BBC Studio Audiences:

Part of Uproot.