Monty's Brewery Beer Festival 2019

Understories at Ludlow Library

Had a great afternoon at Ludlow Library performing Understories with Jean Atkin yesterday - thank you to all who came along and heard some tales of Shropshire!

Understories at Ludlow Library - Whalebone & Jean Atkin

The feedback from the project continues to be amazing - one person wrote in our comments book it was the 'best hour of my life' (see photos).

Understories Feedback at Ludlow Library

We also became members of R.A.T.S. (Real Ale Tasting Society) and got the badges to prove it - which was an added bonus! And quite possibly made that the best hour of Steve's life :)

Thanks to everyone who came along and all the staff at Ludlow Library who looked after us :) The next performance is next week at Understories - Whalebone & Jean Atkin at Bishop's Castle Library - hope to see some of you there.



NEW VIDEO - Gabriel in Brook Vessons - Whalebone & Jean Atkin - Understories

'Gabriel in Brook Vessons' is taken from 'Understories' our collaboration with poet and writer Jean Atkin. Combining instrumental music and poetry, this track tells the story of Gabriel and Selina, a couple living in Brook Vessons. Brook Vessons was a 19th century lead miners' squatter village under the Stiperstones, which kept to the tradition of the one-night house.

One-night houses had to be constructed literally overnight, so that at dawn a fire could be lit in the hearth, and smoke rise from the chimney.

Brook Vessons – a 19th century lead miners’ squatter village under the Stiperstones, which kept to the tradition of the one-night house.

woolert – an owl (Shropshire)
the river’s grave – full body baptism, a passage from death to life
jagger – packhorse driver.

Bridgnorth Library - Understories

Great performance of Understories at Bridgnorth Library yesterday afternoon! Thank you Emma and all the library team for looking after us (and for the pics below) - and to everyone who came along to listen, all 95 of you! You can check out more dates here on the Gigs and Tickets PageUnderstories at Bridgnorth Library - Whalebone & Jean Atkin

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