The Blackheart Orchestra

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome back The Blackheart Orchestra to our Theatre for what will be another special and intimate performance that's not to be missed.
Inspirational electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take folk to a new, unexplored dimension. Described as “A mesmerizing powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today” vocalist Chrissy Mostyn along with multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington combine their classical influences with vintage synths and ultra contemporary electronica to create music that takes over the senses.

As emotionally charged as it is musically accomplished, expect sublime harmonies, virtuoso guitar, piano and synthesiser playing and songwriting and arrangements that take the audience ”from heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song”. With awards including Best British Duo, Limelight Progressive Music Award Nomination and being voted in the UK’s Top 4 Best New Bands, The Blackheart Orchestra are two voices and thirteen instruments that create a unique musical experience that is truly ground-breaking.

“Ethereal” Daily Express

“A great band” BBC Radio 2

“Verges closer to an art installation than an album” Big Takeover USA

“Genuinely profound and evocative. A life-enhancing listening event” Louder Than War

Nominated for The Limelight Award
2018 Progressive Music Awards
Winner ‘Best British Duo’ Exposure Music Awards
Voted #4 Best New Band of 2018
PROG Magazine Readers’ Poll

“One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” Rock Society Magazine

“Pure five star, a perfect album, one that I will listen to for the rest of my life”
James Douglas KCW Today

“Easily one of my albums of the century” John Brodie-Good Gonzo Weekly

“Their songs are all stand-alone masterpieces” Fatea Magazine

“One of the truly great song-writing partnerships” Kensington Chelsea & Westminster Today

“Phenomenally talented – a fantastic show” Uber Rock

“Everything else almost seems boring in comparison” Rear View Mirror (Australia)

“Captivating, graceful and elegant” Maximum Volume

“The band’s fresh new sound is delicate and fragrant” PROG Magazine

“Listening to Mostyn’s voice for the first time is a breathtaking experience” After Dark

“Haunting, mysterious…impeccably technical and proficient” Steve Gould Midlands Metalheads

“These are the musicians that the creative musicians listen to” Scene & Heard

“A mesmerizing powerhouse – Mostyn’s vocals are a force to be reckoned with” Xune Magazine

“Expect the unexpected, a refreshing lack of boundaries” Louder Than War

“Liberating and unconventional - an avant-garde musical utopia with an impeccable vocal capability sending you weak at the knees” No Depression

“Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” Steve Hackett, Genesis

“Wow…just wow!” Annie Haslam, Renaissance

“A special and singular voice” Highclouds

“Smouldering and brooding, a mesmerizing performance” Louder Than War

“Cinematic yet intimate, from intense and soaring to dreamy and tranquil…exquisite”
Sonic Bandwagon

“They remind us why music lifts us up” Dalton Delan, American Public Broadcasting (USA)

“From heartbreaking to uplifting in a single song” Western Star (Australia)

“An ethereal musical landscape, an enchanting masterpiece” Purple Revolver (UK)

“Absolute brilliance” A Journal of Musical Things (Canada)

Over 14 with Adult
Stage Times : 20:00 - 20:50 | break | 21:10 - 22:00
Saturday 12th of September 2020 | Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at 7:30pm
Tickets: £8.00 in advance / £10.00 on the door

Date and time

Saturday 12th September, 2020

7:30pm to 11:45pm


Gerrard Winstanley House

Crawford St



Pricing info

Tickets: £8.00 in advance / £10.00 on the door

How to get there

Event coordinator

Helen Finney



Sat 12th Sep, 7:30pm - 11:45pm

The Blackheart Orchestra

The Old Courts