The Hosepipe Band is working on a new project in collaboration with North Essex poet Martin Newell. Band members have composed original music to accompany readings of three of Martin’s long poems: The Song of the Waterlily Black Shuck, and The Green Children, all illustrated by artist James Dodds and published by Jardine Press. The Song of the Waterlily won a national prize in the year it was published.
For this project, the band is, left to right in photo:
Geoff Coombs: mandola, percussion, vocal
Simon Haines: concertina, hurdy gurdy, footbass, saw, bandoneon, vocal
Martin Newell: poet’s voice, upright bass
Val Woollard: bagpipes, recorder, flute, saxophone, bells, hammered dulcimer
Cara Bruns: electric piano, organ, vocal
Peter Nice: upright bass, electric guitar, brush, schwirrbogen, vocal
CD of Song of the Waterlily and Black Shuck now available.
Extracts and more info on Music page