Folk with a Few Animals
fiddle, violin voice and recorder accompany
a dry stone waller
a music teacher with dirty spectacles
French baroque composer Jean Philippe Rameau
an owl, a guillemot
some train spotters
a woman of Peebles
there once was a woman of Peebles
who was known for her thrown-stick retrievals
she thought she was a dog
which she actually was
I got a bit confused at the beginning
and many others.
John Hegley first played Islington Folk Club in 1983 with the Popticians soon after their first John Peel session. Alongside Hartlepool's folk festival, he has taken his songs and spoken verses to those in Beverley and
Cambridge and will perform pieces written during his time as poet in residence at London's Keats House and some relating to his childhood Luton bungalow.
He is joined by long-time collaborator Eleanor Moreton, who has described their turn as 'the modern face of folk'.
'Just because he is one of the funniest men alive
do not underestimate his dedicated gentleness.'
- Adrian Mitchell, The New Statesman
- The Independent