Stolen From God

8th June 2024 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm)

Kirkgate Centre

Category: Music

Stolen From God

Slave trade song cycle from Reg Meuross with Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne

Reg Meuross tackles the history of England’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, unearthing both incredible tales and uncomfortable truths – now brought fully to life with this stunning song cycle joined by concertina wizard Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne alongside narration on the background to each song.

The live show has received a tremendous reception at shows and festivals across the country.

“If ever there was evidence that music can be used to speak truth to power, then this album will in time sit as testament to that fact. From a British man of colour, a personal thanks must go to Reg Meuross and his team for taking on this subject matter.” Ifi Umoren – FATEA

“…never has he made a more important or more deeply considered and researched album”

Iain Anderson, BBC Radio Scotland“…ambitious, often unsettling” The Guardian

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “…both moves and challenges the listener” Steve Johnson – Morning Star

“… turns an unflinching eye on the toxic legacy of the transatlantic slave trade” Mike Davies for Folk Radio UK

“Reg Meuross has written a masterpiece and the musicians working with him on this are simply amazing.” Mike Harding

“A stunning and important work of historical research set to some of the best folk tunes you’ll hear this year” Tim Martin – Americana UK