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Video: Harp and a Monkey - Molecatcher

Video: Harp and a Monkey – Molecatcher

by on 29 May, 2012

in Folk Music News

The leftfield English folk music trio of Martin Purdy, Andy Smith and Simon Jones better known as Harp and a Monkey continue to dig those treasures up, they are one band you cannot accuse of ploughing the same furrow. In their latest video they perform a Bernard Wrigley classic: Molecatcher which was originally released in 1971 on the album: The Phenomenal B. Wrigley which was produced by Bert Lloyd:

My first album, on Topic, was recorded in two sessions, the first being at Cecil Sharp House and originally intended to be part of a “New Voices” album. The second session of songs and tunes was recorded on an 8 track at Livingstone Studios in London, and engineered by Nic Kinsey. The tunes I found in an old family manuscript, dated 1789, and called “John Wynder’s Book.” Produced by Bert Lloyd.

The Phenomenal B. Wrigley also featured: The Molecatcher / The Five Gallon Jar / Mr. Lane’s Maggot-Green Ship /Other Folk’s Childer / The Indian Lass / Pay Me the Money Down / Balance a Straw / Dixie’s Dog / The Treadmill Song / Bonny Kate of Aberdeen-Lord Carmarthen’s March / The Wassail Song / Gee, Whoa Dobbin-Jack The Horse Courser / Bonny Bunch Of Roses / Haul Away The Bowline / Bobbing Joan / Ballad Of Knocking Nelly


An Original Clip of the Molecathcer:
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Harp and a Monkey: Molecatcher:

You can hear more from Harp and a Monkey in our playlist and get their latest release from Folk Police records

Harp and a Monkey continue their relentless touring around their Lancashire motherland, you can catch them here:
May 30 Artists’ Hang Out – Foulridge Wharf, Colne, Lancashire
Jun 16 Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, Cheshire, Northwest
Jul 7 Leyland Festival, Leyland, Lancashire
Aug 10 Bakewell Music Festival – Derbyshire, Bakewell, High Peaks
Sep 16 Ramsbottom Music Festival, Ramsbottom, Lancashire

Bernard Wrigley is also still touring:
JULY 7th Saturday – WASHINGTON (Co. Durham) Arts Centre – the Davylamp Club
JULY 30th Monday – MANSFIELD Folk Club at the Black Bull



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