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Birdsong and Bells: The Peak Sound Project Launch

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A unique night of entertainment – one featuring award-winning musicians and storytellers as well as the premiere of a film featuring the contributions of local people.

The residents of Biggin, Calton, Great Longstone and Tideswell have been recording ‘everyday’ sounds and contributing them to an ambitious art project as part of Live & Local’s LivingRoom project. The finished result, a short, animated film called ‘Birdsong and Bells: The Peak Sound Project’, will be premiered during an evening book-ended by live performances from the acclaimed artists behind the project, Harp & a Monkey.

This northern trio specialise in poignant, humorous, and melodic short stories and songs about life, love, and remembrance. Their work has been described as “bold and brilliant” by the likes of The Observer, “fantastic” and “fascinating” by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2, “inventive” by Mojo magazine, and “unique” by the folk legend Mike Harding.

Multi-instrumentalists (expect banjos, harps and accordions alongside guitars, violas and glockenspiels), Harp & a Monkey are renowned for providing entertaining and thought-provoking evenings in which fantastic audience rapport always lies at the heart.
Including a bar for those who like a tipple, this is not an evening that you want to miss.

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