Folk darling and Brit award winner Laura Marling is part way through her tour of some of Britain’s grandest cathedrals.
Accompanied to the stage by a single tolling bell she tells the packed ‘congregation’ at her sold-out York Minster show that ‘This is the big one’. Whether she says that about all her churches or not we’ll never know.
The sheer enormity of The Minster’s nave could engulf many artists but despite the modest staging Laura’s vocals combine wonderfully with the exalted accoustics to fill the cavernous space.
Much of the early part of the show is made up from her curent album ‘ A creature I don’t know’ played with a full backing band.
She also appears solo and we are treated to her beautiful and singular vocals not diminshed at all by the loss of her fellow musicians.
Laura muses that the show may be an indulgance but the combination of her music and the unique venue makes absolute sense.