Thursday 30th October 2014 8:00pm
Harp and a Monkey
Support: Perry Berry
The harp ‘n’ banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling of Harp and a Monkey is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance. Expect to hear harps, banjos, glockenspiels, melodicas, electro beats and classic songsmithery colliding in a unique mash-up that is both deeply traditional and yet modern. Formed in 2008, the band have built up a strong following around northern England via relentless gigging - there is nowhere they've played where they haven't been invited back.
Reviews“Undoubtedly one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now.”fRoots Magazine
“One of the best folk albums to be released this year” Nick Luscombe BBC Radio 3
“Another rising talent, Manchester electro-folk-storytellers Harp and a Monkey… as shiny as a new button.”Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2 Tips For The Top
“Absolutely top stuff… very, very interesting and unusual songwriting. An Incredible String Band for the 21st Century.” Mike Harding Radio 2 folk show: