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Megan Henwood & Findlay Napier in The Story Song Scientists

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh 2016 - Megan Henwood and Findlay Napier are a few hours into an EFDSS (English Folk Dance Song Society) run song-writing retreat. They are outside drinking their 7th coffee of the morning! Napier’s driven nine hours from Glasgow and is a bit wobbly. Henwood’s back from a month long writing trip to Nashville and she is jet lagged and delusional. “Fancy writing a song about maths?” ?Napier enquires. And so the seed for this
songwriting partnership was sewn. Their collaboration has led to the creation of songs about hermit known as The North Pond Phantom, WBAI host Bob Fass’ lifesaving broadcast on 6th Nov 1971, Georg Cantor’s struggle with infinity, maths and God plus something about Shepherds and leaders. They are yet to write a song about pickup trucks...or beer.
If ever an artist called on the elements in her songwriting, it's Megan Henwood. The distinguished English singer-songwriter is far too self-deprecating to describe herself as a force of nature, but her third album ?‘River’? reaffirms her unique ability to create roots musicof beguiling purity from what's around her.
One of the finest songwriters and storytellers of the contemporary Scottish folk scene Findlay Napier is an insurgent talent that comes on like a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright. Distilled to artful acoustic guitar and Napier's remarkable voice his most recent album ‘Glasgow’? captures the timeless essence of one of the world's great cities.
Their back, Megan and Fin return with the Song Story Scientists and will be debuting the new show once again at the Holywell Rooms. New songs have been written for the new show and will be much anticipated especially after the first outing of this duo. A show well worth seeing so don't miss out.
Doors open @ 19.00, show starts at 19.30
Tickets are £15 in advance from
£18 on the door.
Holywell Music Room, Holywell St, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3SD
Tue 2 Nov 2021
Contact telephone: 07464 252847 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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