Adverse Camber presents: The Middle Yard

The Middle Yard

This atmospheric evening of storytelling and music draws deeply from Irish mythology. A gripping tale of warring factions, ambitious youth, personal vendetta and family loyalties, woven between original songs, accompanied on harp and guitar. Join Nick Hennessey and Simon Heywood for a journey through the many faces of heroism, a quest to the four corners of this world and the edges of the next.

Nick Hennessey ‘a fine voice, pure and unforced’ (The Times) is a compelling storyteller, as well as a highly acclaimed singer, harpist and musician. He is fascinated by the weaving together of song and story and is the only international entrant ever to win the national singing championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Simon Heywood is ‘a gifted wordsmith who beautifully transposes story to song, combining a healthy sense of humour with a respect for mythology.’ (Ben Haggarty, Storyteller). Alongside solo storytelling performances at clubs and festivals across the UK, he lectures in storytelling and creative writing and is currently researching a world history of storytelling.

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An evening of contemporary storytelling at its best. Suitable for adults and older children 12+.

Audience Quotes about The Middle Yard


"I loved it all."

"The story was told beautifully, I found it inspiring and exciting."


"The combination of music, songs and story is superb. I listened intently, completely drawn into the world."

"When are you coming again? It was great."

"I especially enjoyed the echoes relevant to our own times, within this grand old story rolled out before us."

"Excellent use of music with inventive storytelling. Very evocative." 

"Pure magic!"



Friday, 8 October 2010 - 7:30pm
Wheelchair Access
Audio Loop
Festival 2010