The Wund an' the Wetter

The Wund an' the Wetter

Poem by Katrina Porteous
Northumbrian pipes by Chris Ormston

(Book and CD)

Early in 1999, poet Katrina Porteous and piper Chris Ormston were commissioned by IRON PRESS to write new words and music to be performed at the launch of IRON's publication (now back in print) TThe Northumborman, the collected dialect poems of Fred Reed.

The result was Chris's melody Mind Yor Language - music in dialogue with speech - and a 237 line poem which moves as close to the music as the spoken word can.

The Wund an' the Wetter is an extraordinary collaboration written in the dialect of the dwindling fishing community of north Northumberland. This is more than a glance back at a vanishing world. The words and music carry Northumbrian tradition forward to interrogate the present and the future.

ISBN: 978-0-906228-74-6
Price £10.00
Published in November 1999

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