WHEN Hugh Lupton and Chris Wood first met they revealed many parallels in their individual paths as writer and composer, musician and storyteller.
They have now joined forces to bring their Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth performance to Holmfirth Civic Hall on Friday September 12 at 7.30pm.
Transforming traditional manuscripts into contemporary theatre their shows are always well received.
Using story, poetry, song and specially composed music their performance evokes the companionship and mystery.
At the heart of the programme is the narrative poem The Horses, a story that begins in Eastern England a hundred years ago and follows the life of Jenny Wing, a horseman’s daughter.
The slow disappearance of the horses from the landscape mirrors the aspirations and disappointments of her lifetime, a lifetime that almost spans the 20th century.
The programme also includes poetry and humorous, moving stories from the Celtic and Navajo traditions. The music, original and traditional, played and sung by Chris Wood, underscores and weaves in and out of the spoken narratives.
Widely known as a storyteller and author, Hugh Lupton, is renowned both as a solo performer and for his collaborations with The Company of Storytellers, with Helen Chadwick and Daniel Morden.
Chris Wood is one of the leading folk fiddlers of his generation, best known for his collaborations with Andy Cutting, Martin Carthy and Roger Wilson. He also regularly performs with the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Hugh and Chris are the winners of the BBC Folk Award for Best Original Song 2006 for One in a Million.
TICKETS: priced at £4 (£3 concessions) are available from Holmfirth Library, 47 Huddersfield Road, tel: 01484-222430 or email: email@example.com
NOTE: The ticket price also includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.