Something different for folk fans to enjoy

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Harp and a Monkey will play a gig at The Queen’s Head in Belper on Saturday, May 3.

Since forming in 2008, with the express intention of making original music and gigging a lot, Harp and a Monkey have made many friends on the folk and festival circuit.

Blending traditional instrumentation with electronica and found sounds, Harp are surely unique in numbering a published historian in their ranks.

Consequently it is hardly surprising that their inspiration is drawn from events as diverse as World War One, The Kinder Trespass and The Spanish Civil War.

In July, they will be presenting their own WW1 cycle of songs.

Not your average folk trio, Harp and a Monkey are pround to cite influences as diverse as Bert Jansch, Bellowhead and Ordnance Survey Maps.

Now gaining recognition in America and described as an Incredible String Band for the 21st Century, Harp bring their eclectic mix to the Chesterfield Road-based venue in Belper.

A band that is as deeply rooted in traditional music as it is defiantly modern, admission to see them is £6 and doors open at 8.15pm.