South East London Folklore Society

The South East London Folklore Society is a monthly pub meeting held on the second Thursday of every month in the upstairs room of The Old King’s Head 47-49 Borough High Street SE1 at 8pm.

September’s Talk is on September 13th & is

September’s South East London Folklore Society talk is a treat:Kerry06

Old Ways, New Ways: using folklore and song in contemporary music and literature

Kerry Andrew is an award-winning composer, performer and writer who frequently draws on traditional folk song and stories in her work, whether it be opera, contemporary folk music or fiction.
Under her folk guise, You Are Wolf, she has released two albums, inspired by birds and folklore (Hawk to the Hunting Gone) and freshwater folklore (Keld).
She won one of her four British Composer Awards for her community chamber opera, Woodwose, which drew on traditional lullabies from around the world and the wild man of the woods figure.
In 2016, she was a British Council/PRSF Musician in Residence in China, making new work inspired by the European and Chinese folklore around foxes.
Her debut novel, Swansong (published by Jonathan Cape this year to excellent press), is a loose reworking of the Irish/Scots folk song Molly Bawn.

In this talk, Kerry will talk about her sources of inspiration, from swans to waterfall banshees, wodwos to foxes. She will read from her novel and sing some songs!

This talk is held in the upstairs room of The Old King’s Head in Borough & costs £5/1.50 concs. Bring some extra money to buy Kerry’s book or a copy of one of her excellent albums!

You can book in advance by emailing or roll up on the night

thank you Raphael Neal for the excellent photo