Unruly Tongues: Nick Hennessey

Parbold Womens Institute, Wigan, WN8 7HA
Wed 29th May 2019
Storyteller, Nick Hennessey performing 'The Howken Field

“Beneath the low sky there is a field. At its edge two ravens speak of those that have fallen and of those yet to be born into the world of the hollow wind.

Existing between worlds, between laws, the Scottish Borders are mysterious, a place of secrets. Unearthing a hidden hoard, Nick Hennessey tips out the glittering treasures of story and song that press up through field, fell, burn and beck of the Borders shedding light on dark memories of the place.”


‘Compelling’ The Times

‘Spellbinding’ Southbank Centre, London

‘Captivating, powerful, perfect’ The Oxford Culture Review

‘This is storytelling brilliance at its best.’ Everything Theatre

‘He brings that rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility…. magical’ London Literature Festival

‘Finely honed and earthy vocals, candid lyricism, and vivid ballads’ BBC Radio 2

‘A voice of power and simplicity..’ New Folk Sounds

‘A singer with special vocal DNA’ Dai Woosnam

‘…his live performances are magnetic and involving. Nick’s vocal style is both engaging and fluidly expressive…with the decidedly contemporary combination of delicacy and strength that I associate with the likes of June Tabor.’ Traditional Music Maker

‘…a singer, harpist and storyteller of considerable ability.’ Dirty Linen

‘…a haunting voice holding you spellbound..Folk song at its best.’ Folk North West

‘a gifted interpreter, a damn good songwriter too, and blessed with the kind of voice that pulls in the ear’ Sing Out !

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