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The Wund an' the Wetter

Published by Iron Press

ISBN: 9780906228746

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Early in 1999, poet Katrina Porteous and piper Chris Ormston were commissioned by IRON PRESS to write new words and music to be performed at the launch of the Northumborman, the collected dialect poems of Fred Reed.The result was Chris's melody Mind Yor Language- music in dialogue with speech - and a 237 line poem which moves as close to the music as the spoken word can.THE WUND AN' THE WETTER is an extraordinary collaboration written in the dialect of the dwindling fishing community of north Northumberland. This is more than a glance back at a vanishing world. The words and music carry Northumbrian tradition forward to interrogate the present and the future
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