Harp & A Monkey
Friday - 9pm - Britannia Arms
Songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and Victorian 'houses of ill repute', we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey. With a choice of instruments as eclectic as their subject matter, this really is a folk band with a difference!
With an instrumental line up as eclectic as their lyrics, Harp & A Monkey combine curious beats with kooky british folk. Their harp ‘n’ banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance.
The band have gained a strong reputation for building an excellent rapport with their live audiences through relentless gigging.
Captivating lyrics such as, ‘A lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli’, are a perfect tip-of-the-hat to Eroica's Italian heritage combined with the magic and mystique of Eroica Britannia. Gaining accolades and adulation from the folk and mainstream press, Harp & A Monkey are set to become a new Eroica Britannia favourite! We can wait to see them perform!