In Alan Felton's new show for Brighton Fringe, "The Wind that Shook the Barley," Felton will be singing with Viviene Moore, a Brighton-based singer and accompanied by Tim Roycroft on guitar. The three join together to run through songs and readings that display the poignancy, despair and heroism of Irish rebellions over the course of 400 years.
The show brings to life through traditional music and contemporary writings the drama of the tense relationships between the Irish and the English during 400 years of Irish rebellions. Written and directed by Alan Felton, the unusual venue is the comfortable ambience of Alan's parlour on the seafront in Hove.
This is the show's first Fringe outing and runs for three evenings 16th, 17th and 18th May at 6 o'clock. "The show's title, from a song of about 1798, recalls the universal heartbreak of a girl who doesn't want her man to join the rebels, but in a twist of fate gets shot herself whilst saying farewell to him in a field of barley."
Alan Felton is an actor, singer and entertainer who studied history at Oxford University and has a lifelong passion for reviving lost music and Irish history.
Vivien Moore has loved singing all her life and enjoys all kinds of music from rock to Early Music to Irish folk songs.
Tim Roycroft has had a passing interest in folk music since the 60s so when he joined a local Morris side the world of traditional music opened up and became a major influence.
Alan, Vivien and Tim are performing together for the first time and will answer any questions or talk about all things Rebellious after the show or over a drink just round the corner at the Iron Duke Hotel.
For more information, visit www.brightonfringe.org.