Sarah Smout

About this event

A cellist, singer, and activist who creates music and poetry that is deeply-rooted in nature and place.

Sarah’s music has been played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Look North and used by Greenpeace, COP26 and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. For over a decade, she has toured and recorded internationally with the likes of Michael Chapman, Bridget St John, The Mediaeval Baebes, The Magpies, Gren Bartley and many more.

Yearning for adventure, and a tour that could go at a slower and more environmentally friendly pace, she embarked on a month-long odyssey to Iceland, travelling by boat via Orkney, Shetland and the Faroes.  These experiences have inspired an entrancing and transportive solo show called Eyjar (Old Norse for ‘islands’) which explores our connections to place, the different lenses through which we view the land, and what that means for our relationship with nature.

Sarah’s performances are imbued with visceral story-telling, bristling with atmosphere created with live-looped cello, haunting melodies and deeply felt lyrics that are never too far from the sea. Eyjar forms the backbone of the 2023 tour together with exceptional new material.

“Deeply lovely” ~ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Simply beautiful” ~ Greenpeace

This date replaces Sarah’s show originally scheduled for Thurs 27 April 2023.

  • Date
    Wed, November 29, 2023
  • Start time 8:00 PM
  • Price £12.00
  • Duration 120 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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Ropetackle Arts Centre

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