Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from Manchester, but he's now
Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's
written 85 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people
don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a
number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate
Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but
Sharing this concert will be Stephen and Dee Marshall, a highly entertaining duo from York who perform a wide variety of songs in many different musical styles – traditional and contemporary folk, with a bit of jazz added for good measure. They were enthusiastically received when they supported Vin Garbutt last April and we are delighted to ask them back as a joint headline act.