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HF 16 Artist Announcement – Decent Scrapers

The John Clare Project

Decent Scrapers (Ed Caines, fiddle, John Cubbin, guitar, Sue Cubbin, fiddle & vocals, and Paul McCann, Duet Concertina) present The John Clare Project, an evening of music and song from the notebooks of the early 19th century rural poet and village fiddler John Clare, with readings from his letters, prose and poetry.

Music was clearly very important to John Clare and Decent Scrapers (the name comes from John Clare’s description of his own skill as a fiddler) aim to recreate the spirit and style of those “merry makings”(as he described them) with lively tunes and songs sung simply and directly. Their CD The John Clare Project is available through the website.

For the CD and more information about Decent Scrapers and John Clare visit johnclaremusic.com

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