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Harp and a Monkey - New Mills

Harp and a MonkeyHarp and a Monkey appear at New Mills Town Hall on Saturday 9th February in the annual fundraiser for New Mills Festival.

The Manchester based trio, have been to New Mills twice already (Art Lounge and Springbank Arts Centre), but jumped at the chance to play, the bigger venue. Both previous visits have been extremely popular and with a new album due for release in February, this is a chance for a first listen to the new material.

Memorably described as Elbow for seafarers and ramblers, the harp 'n' banjo driven electronica of Harp and a Monkey 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 trio of Martin Purdy, Andy Smith and Simon Jones channel the ghosts of summers spent in municipal parks and winters walking on the moors."

Martin, the vocal and story telling member of the troop says: “The two stipulations we made when we started Harp and a Monkey were that we wanted to gig a lot and for it to sound ‘British'. We are happy at how close we have come to that remit on both counts. We are delighted to count New Mills as one of our regular gigging venues. We’re really looking forward to our next visit!”

Tickets for the event, priced at £7.50 and £6.00 concessions, are available from W.Barton, Market Street, High Street Books, Brenda’s Cards – Indoor Market, Market Street or online at the link below

For more information about the concert and the festival visit the website, for other requests  call Lyn Bannister on  07753 842861


New Mills Festival
Harp and a Monkey

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