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Play, Tue 27 Nov 2018

Schwa - A Lark

Schwa - A Lark


New Parlour? Fairport meets Threepenny Opera? Schwa take poems by a range of poets dead and alive and set them to intelligent, emotive music.

SCHWA is Peter Spafford on piano and vocals, Richard Ormrod on too many instruments to list, and chanteuse Jacqui Wicks. Schwa have played numerous arts festivals and last year toured Threshold, a collage of music and words, around West Yorkshire libraries. A Lark is a new sequence of songs about the wonder and mystery of feathered creatures, performed alongside other Schwa favourites.

Tuesday 27 November. Tickets: £5. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

_Playful, but not frivolous; intricately constructed songs that constantly surprise whilst sounding like you’ve always known them. It's good to know that music can still bring new joy. (Pancakes for Davros)_

_Vivid lyricism and authentic vocals blended with fantastic, eclectic arrangements. (Testament)_

_There’s a northern ambience to the whole thing. Listening to it in Switzerland, this feels to me like its particular character. (Merz)_

Their three albums to date are available at []

This event forms part of the WildLines Festival and also our Festival of the Mind season in homage to Joseph Priestley, one of our founder members, which is running from Tuesday 20th November to Saturday 1st December, and is supported by Arts@Leeds and Leeds City Council.

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 Nov 2018 19:30 to 21:30


Tickets: £5


The Leeds Library,
18 Commercial Street,



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