MARITIME WEEKEND – Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band

Sun 24 Oct 2021, 7:30 PM

In addition to playing for ceilidhs, The Hosepipe Band is involved in an ongoing collaboration with North Essex poet Martin Newell. Band members have composed original music to accompany readings of three of Martin’s long poems: The Song of the Waterlily, Black Shuck, and The Green Children, all illustrated by artist James Dodds and published by Jardine Press. The Song of the Waterlily won a national prize in the year it was published.

Val Woollard: bagpipes, recorder, flute, saxophone, bells, hammered dulcimer
Cara Bruns: electric piano, organ, vocal
Martin Newell: poet’s voice
Peter Nice (Nel): upright bass, electric guitar, schwirrbogen, vocal
Simon Haines: concertina, footbass, bandoneon, vocal

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