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SCHWA is Peter Spafford on piano and vocals, Richard Ormrod on too many instruments to list, and chanteuse Jacqui Wicks. They are stalwarts of the Headingley Litfest, having premiered both Threshold and I Am Alive in previous years. Here they preview Bird Songs, their forthcoming performing piece about the wonder and mystery of feathered creatures – and throw in some old favourites.

“Playful, but not frivolous; intricately constructed songs that constantly surprise whilst sounding like you’ve always known them. It’s good to know that music can still bring new joy”. – Pancakes for Davros

New Parlour? Fairport meets Threepenny Opera? Schwa take poems by a range of poets and set them to intelligent, emotive music.

Their three albums to date are available at: https://schwasters.bandcamp.com/

Tickets £5, available from the HEART reception or online via the button below.

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