Sun, 24 Apr|
Great War Huts
Gallipoli Sunday War Stories Show with Harp & a Monkey
The return of award-winning song and storytelling trio Harp & a Monkey for a special Gallipoli Sunday Show performing their acclaimed ‘War Stories’ set in full for the first time in more than four years!
Time & Location
24 Apr 2022, 14:00
Great War Huts, Bell's Ln, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5NW, UK
About the event
Great War Huts is delighted to announce the return of award-winning song and storytelling trio Harp & a Monkey for a special Gallipoli Sunday Show. The Lancastrian trio are firm favourites here and will be performing their acclaimed ‘War Stories’ set in full for the first time in more than four years! Fronted by First World War Historian Dr Martin Purdy, you can expect interesting stories about lesser discussed aspects of the conflict as well as the band’s melodic, imaginative, and thought-provoking songs.
Gallipoli Sunday, the day that the nation remembers British men who fell during the Gallipoli Campaign of WW1, is an apt day for Harp & a Monkey to perform as the regiment of their county (the Lancashire Fusiliers) played the lead role in launching the event back in April 1916 – this in direct response to ANZAC Day, which had been organised to celebrate the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand men who fell in the same campaign.
Regulars on the national concert circuit, you are guaranteed poignancy, humour, and great rapport from Harp & a Monkey; whose 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, “excellent” by The Guardian, and “unique” by folk legend Mike Harding.
A versatile collective, the trio have been commissioned to undertake bespoke song-writing, soundtrack, film and art projects for leading universities, museums and TV companies, as well as bodies like Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, and many more. They were also the ‘house band’ for a number of national events organised to mark the centenary of the First World War.