A Collaboration – 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, George 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 music of beguiling purity from what's around her. One of the finest songwriter's 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. This brand new collaboration between Megan & Findlay will debut for the first time ever at the Holywell Music Rooms where once again we have secured an exclusive. These two amazing songwriters, singers and performers will be performing this show for the people of Oxford before anyone else so well worth seeing what these two have to offer us. The Holywell Rooms is Megan's favourite venue and has played there 4 times before, she is once again looking forward to playing this beautiful room with Findlay who makes his first visit.