Harp and a monkey

Electro-Folk Storytellers


A remote hillside on Holcombe Moor that bore witness to a rogue Zeppelin attack was one of the remarkable venues
that was host to a series of shows by Harp and a Monkey to mark the ongoing centenary of the First World War.
Further performances took place in a village created in 1919 for disabled veterans of the conflict and their families
and in a prison that housed hundreds of conscientious objectors.
The shows took place on August 22, 23 and 24 2015 and were supported by

arts council western front association

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BREAKING NEWS: All Life Is Here has been named among the top albums of 2014 by Folk Radio UK.

NEWS JUST IN: All Life Is Here has been named among the Top 20 folk albums of 2014 by Mike Harding. “I have a huge amount of time for this band…a really fresh and engaging approach. They are deeply seeped in the folk traditions of the North West and yet have created a whole new genre of songs of their own.”

News: The Globe in Glossop, Derbyshire, (one of the oldest and most respected folk, acoustic and world music clubs in England) has this week announced Harp and a Monkey as the most impressive act to have passed through its doors in 2014. The calibre of act it has hosted this year includes the likes of Dave Swarbrick, 4Square, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Gavin Davenport, Sarah McQuaid etal. We are thrilled!

fRoots Magazine
“Undoubtedly one of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now.”

Nick Luscombe BBC RADIO 3

“One of the best folk albums to be released this year”

Steve Lamacq BBC RADIO 2 Tips For The Top:

“Another rising talent, Manchester electro-folk-storytellers Harp and a Monkey… as shiny as a new button.”

Mike Harding RADIO TWO folk show:

“Absolutely top stuff… very, very interesting and unusual songwriting. An Incredible String Band for the 21st Century.”