Hosepipe Band’s poetry and music combo

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Distinctive poet and songwriter Martin Newell, backed by The Hosepipe Band, will bring to life two of his poems with a remarkable combination of poetry and music in Wingfield tomorrow night.

Martin will deliver award-winning poems The Song of the Waterlily and Black Shuck, accompanied by specially composed music.

The Song of the Waterlily describes the building and proving of a traditional Essex deep-sea fishing smack, from her launch to the day she faced a storm in the North Sea.

Black Shuck is about the sinister ghostly dog which is said to have haunted East Anglia since Viking times, seeking to capture some of this dark and unsung mystery.

The five-piece band backing all of this will play conventional instruments like guitar and keyboards, as well as unusual sounds such as the concertina and hurdy gurdy.

The concert takes place at Wingfield Barns, starting at 8pm.

Tickets are £9, or £6 for under 16s. To book, please call 01379 652241.