Harp &a Monkey
At the Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton
The Harp & a Monkey have been pushing the boundaries of traditional music in Britain for more than a decade.
Bold and Brilliant
Specialists in poignant and melodic short stories (both original and traditional) about life, love and remembrance, the trio’s work has been described as “bold and brilliant” by the likes of The Observer, and “the best folk and acoustic from Britain and beyond” said Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2, when they appeared live on his show in December 2019.
Their fourth, and most recent, album is called The Victorians and features a collection of largely forgotten Victorian Street, parlour, work, popular and rural songs and stories reworked for contemporary ears. The result is a thought-provoking and musically stimulating insight into the period, including compelling tales of wife auctions, political corruption, bare-knuckle boxers and naked life-savers.
At this show the Lancastrians will perform material from their Victorians album as well as from their acclaimed back catalogue.
Such is the outfit’s reputation for providing top quality live shows – full of poignancy, humour and great audience rapport – they have twice been invited to perform at the English Folk Expo, the annual international showcase of the best acts on the English folk circuit.
“Sensational”Clare Balding – BBC Radio 2
A show not to be missed.
Tickets £15 available from: The Outdoor Depot, 1 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, and from Church Stretton Town Council Office, or on-line here.
For more information please phone 01694 720132 Mike Walker.