THE EMILY Brontë Song Cycle returns to the district this month following its premiere in Haworth earlier this year.

Folk group The Unthanks created the song cycle as part of celebrations for last year’s 200th anniversary of the birth of the Wuthering Heights writer.

They will be at St George’s Hall, Bradford, on Thursday October 24 to take audiences into Emily’s darkly passionate world with music of the “quiet beauty” the group is known for.

Yorkshire born Unthanks composer Adrian McNally has turned ten of Emily’s poems into song, performed with band mates Rachel and Becky Unthank and recorded the parsonage in Haworth where Emily lived and worked.

Captured and released as Part 3 of Lines - a trilogy of records inspired by female writers across time - this live performance of The Emily Brontë Song Cycle will also feature songs from the other records that make up Lines.

A spokesman said: “This unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today, creates an atmospheric evening not to be missed.

“The Unthanks create and perform Art Folk with an approach to storytelling that makes easy bedfellows of polar opposites such as starch traditionalism and sonic adventure, glacial minimalism and heartbreaking empathy.

Maxine Peake said of the Unthanks: “There are few times when you hear an album or discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear.”

The support act will be The Bookshop Band. Call01274 432000 or visit to book tickets for the show.