STORYTELLER and folk artist Hugh Lupton and Chris Wood have joined forces for a performance in September.
They are bringing their Psalms from the Horse’s Mouth performance to Holmfirth Civic Hall on Friday September 12 at 7.30pm.
Using story, poetry, song and specially-composed music their performance Psalms from the Horses Mouth aims to evokes the companionship, mystery and the sense of otherness that horses conjure in us.
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 twentieth 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 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.
He also regularly performs with the National Theatre and 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 for the show are priced at £4 (£3 concessions) including a drink.
They are available from Holmfirth Library, 47 Huddersfield Road, or phone 01484 222430 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.