Friday, November 8th …
It is said that we are all born accompanied by 7 lies and 7 locusts… The King of Syria – obsessed with deception – has prepared a lying contest in his court, and year after year he cuts off the head of anyone who fails to tell him a new lie. With the piles of severed heads growing, performer Clare Murphy enters the fray to do and undo this cruel power play.
Expect a remarkable performance of elemental epic.
NICK HENNESSEY. A singer, songwriter and performance storyteller, Nick is a dynamic and passionate performer whose love for the traditional culture of northern Europe forges together the note, the song and the spoken word into a unique, engaging style.
An international performer, he has worked extensively at folk, storytelling and literature festivals across the UK and toured to Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Canada and Japan. In 2000 Nick won the Finnish World Championship in epic singing, performing the Kalevala in English for Finnish audiences.
In 2009 he presented a program on BBC Radio 4 on the relationship Between Kalevala and Finnish national identity. A distinctive singer and harpist, Nick has published three solo albums, the most recent of which, ‘A Rare Hunger’ released on Harbourtown Records, received critical acclaim on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction.
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