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Keith James’ highly acclaimed tours have now amounted to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain.

Keith James is the first artist ever to bring the intriguingly fragile music of The Songs of Nick Drake to Theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form.

Keith has set a small but powerful collection of William Blake’s poems to Nick’s guitar arrangements, featuring his tunings, fluent technique and instinctive melancholic style. The concerts begin with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters including Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch.

Described as a wistful genius, Nick Drake was largely unknown during his lifetime. He recorded only three albums between 1969-72, with his final two albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon selling no more than 5000 copies upon initial release.

After his death in 1974, aged 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, following a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide reevaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a national treasure.

Special eventWest Midlands

Leicester's Guildhall

Leicester Guildhall, Guildhall Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5FQ

01162 254900


Opening times

Every Day 11am to 4:30pm

Check our website for Christmas & New Year Opening

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery is COVID Secure and is following current government guidance with procedures in place to protect your safety.

Supplying Track & Trace details and the wearing of face masks inside Leicester Museums & Galleries is advisory.

Leicester’s Museums & Galleries are Covid-19 secure buildings, for your safety we request that all visitors for events book in advance.

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