Faustus are delighted to announce the launch concerts for their new EP ‘Cotton Lords Five Songs of the Lancashire Cotton Famine’, during which they will be presenting their brand new EP of tracks from the ongoing Cotton Famine Poetry project.
For the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th Century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project based at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this distressing chapter of working-class history. As featured on BBC Radio 4, they have set some of the texts to new music, released on EP by Westpark Music via Proper Distribution on April 26th 2019 entitled; Cotton Lords ‘Five Songs of the Lancashire Cotton Famine’
Faustus – ‘Cotton Lords’ 2019 EP Launch concerts
Monday 13th May Anthony Burgess Centre, Manchester
Wednesday 15th May Slaughtered Lamb, London
Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
More information and recordings visit :http://cottonfaminepoetry.exeter.ac.uk/