Grayshott Folk Club presents: Harp & a Monkey + Ian W. Brown
September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm£14.00
Grayshott Folk Club
Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, Grayshott,
Nr. HINDHEAD, Surrey GU26 6TZ
Friday 27th September 2019 @ 7.30pm
HARP AND A MONKEY
EVER wondered what a 150-year-old pop song sounded like, or what might inspire a Victorian to write such a thing?
Well, you can find the answer to both these questions and more besides, when an award-winning modern folk and storytelling trio arrive for a special one-off show at the acclaimed Grayshott Folk Club next month (Friday, September 27th).
The internationally-renowned Lancastrian outfit Harp and a Monkey have promised the local audience an early preview of a collection of Victorian parlour, street, work and folk songs that they have been reviving and reshaping for modern ears.
As well as the Victorian insights, they will also perform a wide variety of material from their well-received back catalogue built up over the course of the past twelve years.
In fact, we are told that audience members can expect tales of cuckolded mole catchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, and the travails of medieval pilgrims.
The trio are fronted by Dr Martin Purdy, an author and historian who regularly appears on national radio and as an advisor to the BBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” franchise. He said: “We played a show in Grayshott a couple of years ago and enjoyed it so much we decided it would be a great place to premier some of the new Victorian material.
“It’s going to be a fantastic night featuring plenty of different instruments, unusual song and story themes, poignancy and laughter.”
For those unfamiliar with Harp and a Monkey, they have been described as:
“bold and brilliant” by the likes of The Observer
“fantastic and fascinating” by Mark Radcliffe on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show,
“excellent” by The Guardian, and
“sensational” by Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2.
Check out Harp And A Monkey here:
+ Mighty Ian W. Brown.
Over the last two decades, Ian has managed artists and co-produced films. The incredible true story of how he signed and managed the Fisherman’s Friends to a £1 million major label record deal and how they achieved a top ten album in 2010, was turned into a heart-warming film and has become the feel good hit of the year.
What’s more, Ian still manages and is very much friends with the fishermen.
Ian has also released records, co-written a number one single and the lead song in a West End hit, toured the UK, played Glastonbury, won friends and influenced people.
Now Folk’s favourite former pig farmer and secret hit maker Ian W. Brown, is back, playing his own live shows and he’s also writing a book……………
Here is Ian’s song “The Other Ones-Me Too” to savour:
At: Grayshott Village Hall GU26 6TZ
Friday 27th September 2018 @ 7.30pm
Tickets £14 available from:
Grayshott Post Office and Haslemere Bookshop
Or call: 01428 607096