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At the heart of English folk
Cabinet of Wonders

UK premiere of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders comes to Cecil Sharp House on 31 January 2015


New York's must-see show makes its long-awaited UK debut at Cecil Sharp House

This New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to create and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience. 


"The Cabinet began as a way of bringing together my writer friends who often envy my musician friends with my musician friends who sometimes envy my writer friends and the comedians who generally envy - and are envied by - both of them. But over the years these shows have established a convivial atmosphere all of their own, and I can't wait to bring that mood to the land of my birth for the first time. The fact that this will be happening in a beautiful room at the historic home of British folk music is the icing on the cake". 
Wesley Stace

For this special, one-off night at Cecil Sharp House we will host some of the biggest names in the poetry, music and literary worlds. 

Performers include

Jonathan Coe | English novelist and writer
Shirley Collins | Traditional English folk singer, collector, researcher and presenter
Kristin Hersh | American singer-songwriter
Harry Hill | English comedian, TV presenter and author
Nick Lowe | English singer-songwriter and producer
Paul Muldoon | Pulitzer Prize winning poet and author
The High Llamas | London based group combining music spoken word

“One of the finest nights of entertainment this city has to offer.”
The New Yorker


The Cabinet of Wonders, live in Seattle 

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