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The Hosepipe Band & Martin Newell: Black Shuck

This gig is for a seated audience

Martin Newell is well known as a versatile musician and poet with a number of poetry collections to his name. Three of these have been set to music composed by The Hosepipe Band, an accomplished five piece from the Essex Suffolk borders.

The band play a large and eclectic selection of instruments, including, Dulcimer, Saxophone, Hurdy gurdy, Electric guitar, Double bass, Footbass, Mandola, and Keyboards. Nelson, the double bass-player/guitarist, a former bandmate of Martin Newell's, was also in New Model Army for over two decades.

The group has performed at a number of prestigious literary and musical events in recent months, including London’s London’s Union Chapel, Folk East Festival, The Essex Book Festival and at Latitude Festival. They have made a CD of two of the poems.

On the afternoon of December 17th, Martin and the band will do a special seasonal performance of Black Shuck – the legend of the ghostly dog which has haunted East Anglia since Viking times, as well as The Green Children – the story of two children "of unusual skin colour" who appeared in the Suffolk village of Woolpit in the 12th century. This programme will be augmented by a sprinkling of seasonal poems, songs and tunes.

Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.
Doors open 1.30pm, show starts 2pm.

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