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Dreadful Wind and Rain- Wednesday 05 November, 2014 Viewed:58
New comic and exhibition by Isabel Greenberg

Dreadful Wind and Rain
New exhibition and comic by Isabel Greenberg

 

Inspired by the jealous, lustful and murderous folk song narratives, Isabel presents her interpretation of the cruel and fantastical folk ballad also known as ‘Two Sisters’ and discovered during her research in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML).
Created as a comic published by Gosh!, Isabel has created intriguing characters and a story full of dark humour and otherworldly qualities that brings this well-known ballad into a fresh new light.


Purchase the beautifully riso printed comic published by Gosh! and printed by
Ditto Press for only £6 by clicking here

Isabel has also produced some wonderful A3 sized riso prints, including corn dollies, birds and beasts from early earth and Inuit hunting. You can view and purchase them by visiting the Miscellaneous section of the website here

 Isabel Greenberg is a London based comic artist, illustrator and writer. A graduate of Brighton University, Isabel won the 2011 Observer/Jonathan Cape Graphic short prize.
Her first graphic novel ‘The Encyclopedia of Early Earth’ was published by Jonathan Cape in the UK and Little, Brown in the US to critical acclaim and well deserved success. 
Her comics have appeared in various publications and anthologies including Nobrow, The Guardian and Seven Stories Press. 
S
he has exhibited at The V&A and most recently at Pick Me Up in Somerset House.

The exhibition is open at Cecil Sharp House 6 November until 31 January during building opening hours. To find out more, click here.

 

 

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Elizabethan Sessions- Friday 25 July, 2014 Viewed:320
Elizabethan Sessions CD now available!

“I hear tell of London, Buildings seven houses high, The perfume of the ladies, All the ways a man can die And the Woman King, she’s ten feet tall, She dresses all in white, They say she shines all over England, Though I’ve never seen the light” (London by John Smith)

 

This CD showcases the results of the multi artist commission from Folk by the Oak and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) that was inspired by the Elizabethan era took place in March 2014.

  

Featuring the cream of the contemporary folk world in a week-long residency, songs were premiered at live show at Hatfield House, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, and Cecil Sharp House. The group also appeared at the Folk by the Oak festival that takes place in the field featuring the very oak tree where legend claims the young Princess Elizabeth learnt of her ascent to the throne.

  

Produced by Andy Bell (The Full English), the album was recorded at the Old Palace at Hatfield House in the very hall where Queen Elizabeth held her first Council of State and at Cecil Sharp House, home of EFDSS and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

From John Smith’s darkly brooding track London reflecting life as a peasant in Elizabethan England to Nancy Kerr’s Shores of Hispaniola examining the slave trade that of the the era; The Elizabethan Session is a classic blend of traditional and contemporary tracks.

 

Featured on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and reviewed in The Guardian, Times, R2, fRoots, Living Tradition and Songlines, it promises to be one of the albums of 2014.

  “Alchemy yielded gold from the very beginning… a stunning and unforgettable evening”

Clive Davis, The Times *****

 

“An evening of unexpected songs...I look forward to the album"

Robin Denselow, The Guardian **** 

 

“An exciting project...It promises to be, to borrow another phrase from the Bard, a concord of sweet sounds”
Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph

Order and read more about the album by clicking here

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