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Key details


  • 6pm – 7pm


  • Battersea


  • Free


  • Live Performance

The MRes RCA warmly invites staff and students to attend a free performance by Lunatraktors.

Free. No Booking required.

Join award-winning 'broken folk' duo Lunatraktors. Artist/percussionist/choreographer Carli Jefferson (she/her) and nonbinary artist/vocalist/researcher Dr Clair Le Couteur (they/them) strip traditional British and Irish folk songs down to the bare bones, before rebuilding them with influences from queer cabaret, post punk and trip-hop.

Lunatraktors will introduce their approach to somatic sound and the folk tradition, talk about performance research in their practice, and share work-in-progress material from their forthcoming third album 'Dancing In Circles'. Inspired by British folk horror as a way of renegotiating tradition from a queer, decolonial perspective, Lunatraktors will explore the balance between tradition, pattern and improvisation in their work.

MOJO Top Ten Folk Albums of 2019 and 2021

British Music Collection LGBTQ Composers Award 2021

“A sparse, bravely original style. ★★★★”

Robin Denselow Songlines (June 2021)