The Transports


The Show

The Transports tells the incredible tale of a family destroyed by poverty and crime, but resurrected
by exile to the new colony overseas. With fresh script and musical arrangement, this famous show
re-emerges within a modern context of mass migration.

The stellar line-up for this exciting new production includes The Young'uns, Faustus,
Nancy Kerr, Rachael McShane, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton
.

In 1977 Peter Bellamy released The Transports on record with The Watersons, Martin Carthy, Nic
Jones, AL Lloyd, June Tabor, Cyril Tawney, Dave Swarbrick and others. Several times since, further
generations of folk musicians have gathered to re-create the piece.

This new production features musical arrangements by Paul Sartin of Bellowhead and Faustus.
Two-time BBC Folk Award winners The Young'uns bring their trademark live dynamism. Further
musical excellence comes from Nancy Kerr, Bellowhead's Rachael McShane, Faustus' Benji
Kirkpatrick and Saul Rose, and Greg Russell.

Storyteller Matthew Crampton has created fresh narration for the show, amplifying its central
tale into a broader exploration of exile and migration.

Mass migration is a defining dilemma of today. There's seldom been a more vital moment to
bring back The Transports – not just a great music experience, but a sharp reminder of folk music's
power in portraying the way the world actually works.

After a sell-out tour across the UK, The Transports is delighted to be bringing the show to
Canada in 2018.

Press Reviews

★★★★★ "Stunning….truly a transport of delight"
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

★★★★ "an ensemble success….ten voices uniting in magnificently lusty, rousing chorus"
Rob Adams, The Herald

"Truly stunning ensemble singing and individual instrumental virtuosity"
Chris Kenny, Songlines

"Superb…the best piece of work I have seen in a very long time"
John Tams, Actor and Recording Artist

"The Transports is truly magnificent"
Ian Croft, RnR Magazine

"Outstanding"
Nigel Schofield, Living Tradition

"Thought provoking, beautifully performed, hopeful, educational, inspirational - a triumph"
Natalya Catton Wilson, EDS Magazine

"One of the best stage performances in a very long time"
Alex Gallagher, Folk Radio UK

"Moving and compelling"
Keith Savage, Arts Beat

The Guardian Live Review

The full Guardian Preview Piece

Later in 2017, BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting the full show from the BBC Radio Theatre in
London. Tickets were snapped up in two days.

JMI HEADLINES:

Tony McManus Headed for Western Canada (October 1, 2017)

England's Moulettes Touring Canada in October (September 23, 2017)

JMI Signs Wales' Calan! (September 22, 2017)

Guy Davis to Tour Canada in October/November (September 18, 2017)

Claire Lynch Returning to Maritimes in October (September 13, 2017)

Two JMI Artists Included in the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time (July 26, 2017)

JMI Signs England's The Transports (July 25, 2017)

Sylvia Tyson and Cowboy Junkies to Headline Kingsville Music Festival (July 17, 2017)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin to Headline Mammoth Canada Day Show in Thunder Bay (June29, 2017)

JMI signs Austin's Band of Heathens (June 27, 2017)

Claire Lynch US and Canadian Summer Dates (June 26, 2017)

Guy Davis to Tour Western Canada with Fabrizio Poggi in 2018 (June 26, 2017)

Moulettes Summer Dates (June 20, 2017)

Young'Uns Canadian and Overseas Summer Dates (June 20, 2017)

England's "Best Folk Group" to Tour Eastern Canada (June 20, 2017)

Black Umfolosi Touring Canada in July (June 19, 2017)

Ireland's The Henry Girls to make the Canadian Debut (June 19, 2017)

From PEI to New Zealand – Vishten's Busy Summer & Fall (June 19, 2017)

Guy Davis' Very Busy Summer (June 12, 2017)

James Keelaghan's Summer Schedule (June 12, 2017)

Jonah Blacksmith to Perform in Western Canada in July (June 10, 2017)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin's Busy Summer (May 30, 2017)

James Keelaghan to Tour the Maritimes with Dave Gunning in January of 2018 (May 29, 2017)

Ray Bonneville's Song Family (May 17, 2017)

James Keelaghan Heading West in April (March 19, 2017)

Goitse Western Dates in March (February 22, 2017)

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Two Major Award Nominations for Ten Strings And A Goat Skin (February 11, 2017)

Three New Central and Western Canada Tours from JMI! (January 25, 2017)

Quartette Christmas to Tour Atlantic Canada in 2017 (January 23, 2017)

Ray Bonneville to Tour Central and Western Canada in 2018 (December 20, 2016)

Triple Grammy Award Nominee Claire Lynch to Tour Central Canada Next Fall (December 14, 2016)

Grammy Nomination for JMI's Claire Lynch (December 6, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Awarded Album of The Year With Penguin Eggs Magazine (December 5, 2016)

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Coig Christmas to Tour the Maritimes (October 22, 2016)

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin Headed West in November (October 15, 2016)

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JMI Signs Denmark's Jonah Blacksmith (October 3, 2016)

James Keelaghan in Alberta & BC in October (September 25, 2016)

Guy Davis Returns to Western Canada in October (September 24, 2016)

Black Umfolosi to Tour Canada in February 2018 (September 24, 2016)

Three Fantastic New Tours! (August 26, 2016)

Strawbs to Tour Central and Eastern Canada in the Fall (August 15, 2016)

Black Umfolosi Coming to Alberta and BC (July 22, 2016)

Young'uns Are Headed to Canada (July 13, 2016)

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