Friday, July 31, 2009

Fringe 2009 - OOTS - The Morning After The Summer of Love

"I'm clumsy, but I've never dropped acid."

Scream Blue Murmur

The Morning After The Summer of Love

from Northern Ireland

Back to rock the Festival for a second time, the artists previously known as the Belfastpoets touring group, bring you a new show, a new name and a drummer! These international poets stunned audiences into all (and only) five star reviews at the fringe in 2007 with "Pack Up Yer Troubles". Now Scream Blue Murmur presents their new show tackling the legacy of 1968 with hard-hitting and humorous words, chants and beats. From civil rights, riots and revolution to sexual freedom and liberation, the group promises a show to rock you from your seat. Not quite poetry but not quite anything else!

Here's another entry on this year's Top 20 List that didn't disappoint in preview.

In fact, the whole audience liked them and wished to applaud them so much that we jumped the gun before they were finished a couple of times. ("We love you. Oh, you're not done. Keep going!")

There was just a whole bongo, flower child, hippie vibe going on. Song, and poetry, clever toying with words and audience expectation.

A green acoustic guitar.

Irish accents.

I don't know these people but they feel like people I want to turn into old friends as soon as possible.

Lovely, funny, good good stuff.

Can't wait to spend a whole hour listening to them.

Their website - - complete with poetry/song snippets - give a listen

Their show page

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