Field Music ‘Music for Drifters’ is a recording of a newly-composed, cinematic score for John Grierson's landmark 1929 film "Drifters" on the UK's herring fishing industry, widely regarded as the first British narrative documentary. It will be released exclusively on Record Store Day (April 18) and comes on silver vinyl and gatefold metallic silver board (with download code).
The composition was originally commissioned for a live performance and screening of "Drifters" at 2013's Berwick Film Festival and Field Music (including original keyboardist Andrew Moore) will be performing the score again at screenings of the film across April and May.
Dates as follows:
24 April 2015, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Tickets/Info Tel: 0845 217 9909
09 May 2015. Queens Film Theatre, Belfast Tickets/Info Tel: 028 9097 1097
10 May 2015, Irish Film Institute, Dublin Tickets/Info Tel: 00 353 1 679 3477
31 May 2015, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow Tickets/Info Tel: 0141 332 6535
27 June 2015, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Tickets/Info Tel: 01792 602060
In other news, an album we helped record, SLUG’s debut RIPE, will be released by Memphis Industries on 13 April. Pre-order from www.slugband.co.uk and check out the dates - we (Peter and David) will be performing in the SLUG live band.