Richard Hawley live

Monday 14 October 2013Past concert

Richard Hawley


Hope Street L1 9BP Liverpool, UK

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Tour name: Bright Phoebus Revisited

Featuring: Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Richard Hawley, Marry Waterson, Norma Waterson, Olly Waterson, John Smith, Kami Thompson

This is the story of a great lost classic album written by the late Lal Waterson and Mike Waterson, two folk luminaries and members of the legendary Waterson family. Bright Phoebus was released in 1972. It featured contributions by Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson and Maddy Prior, as well as a host of other friends and relations. The magical collection of very English song writing mixes poetic ballads of life, death, love and longing with a surreal world view and humour, with a Sgt Pepper and Bonzo Dog pop-sensibility. It has long been acknowledged as one of the finest achievements of the British folk revival, despite the fact that it has been out of print for many years.

This concert draws together the remaining members of the Waterson family plus special guests, to celebrate the life and work of Lal and Mike through their music. Guests include Brit award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Hawley, up and coming steel-string guitarist and singer John Smith, and Kami Thompson, daughter of renowned musicians Richard and Linda and brother to Teddy. They will perform the album live for the very first time and also previously unheard and unreleased songs of Lal and Mike.

Price: £22, £28
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