Stories From Songwriters


02One Swallow, By You Are Wolf20171128 (BBC7)'A songwriter turns to storytelling to create a tale of lost love interwoven with song.

You Are Wolf - the artist also known as Kerry Andrew - is a singer, songwriter and composer who specialises in experimental vocal music and uses a loop machine to layer her astonishing voice. For her debut short story she interweaves song and story, singing traditional inspired counterpoints to her story 'One Swallow'. Kerry Andrew's extensive research of traditional British birdlore and folk superstitions nudges its way into her story.

You Are Wolf's debut album, 'Hawk the Hunting Gone', is released on May 26th (Stone Tape).

03The Announcer's Daughter, By Eliza Carthy20171129 (BBC7)'A unusual and playful fairy tale, with a twist, penned by a songwriter.

Hattie Morahan reads Eliza Carthy's unusual and playful fairy tale, 'The Announcer's Daughter'. Eliza has been nominated for the Mercury Prize twice and grew up immersed in the world of traditional music - her parents are folk legends Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson. She approaches the tradition in new and innovative ways creating utterly contemporary work.