'Backbone of Our Land' by Folkworks
Backbone of our Land. What does it mean to be Northern? Why do we live here and why do we stay here? A host of leading Northern poets and folk musicians, brought together by Sage Gateshead, have been asking these questions.
“How did we get here, eh? We’re surprised to find ourselves on the brink of a seismic shift in our national identity but how did we get to this? When did we stop talking to each other? Let’s start talking now.
We might not always see eye to eye, but we all care about this land and where we’re heading. Backbone of our Land explores what it means to be part of the landscape, finding out who we are through conversation and connections.”
Led by Peter Brewis and Degna Stone, this premiere Folkworks commission of new music and spoken word features new work by: