Harp and a Monkey bring their unique spin on contemporary English folk to Preston’s Continental pub later this month.
Drawing heavily on the culture of northern working class life, the storytelling trio are one of the most novel bands in contemporary English folk, and will play at the pub on the Ribble at Broadgate on Friday June 27.
They are already a firm favourite of Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, who hailed their “intriguing blend of electronics and ramshackle” folk.
Mixing tradition and modern they sing of universal issues – Old Wives Tales, the slow death of Northern industry, days out with sand filled butties...
Harp and a Monkey mix traditional folk instruments with electronica, meaning harp, viola, guitar, banjo, glockenspiel and more go head to head with crunchy electro beats and backgrounds.
All wrapped up with a stage presence that never fails to raise a smile, Harp and a Monkey celebrate real heroes in songs like Men Digging Holes and Walking in the Footsteps of Giants – about those who led the Kinder Mass Trespass, then went to fight fascism in Spain.
Harp and a Monkey plus support (TBC) are at the Continental from 8pm on Friday June 27. Tickets are £8 and available in person from The Continental (call 01772 499 425) and Preston Visitor Information at the Guild Hall (01772 253 731).