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Sapho & Phao

by Kirsty McGee

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  • Ltd. Edition CD in Handmade Sleeve
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    Now all gone, these home-made card sleeve editions of the 4-track E.P. feature the original type-design stickers by Mat Martin and are hand numbered by the musicians.

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Cyclops Song 01:23


Originally available only from shows as a handmade CD package, limited to 250 numbered copies, these four tracks are settings of lyrics from John Lyly’s play from 1584, ‘Sapho & Phao’, which was not performed for 400 years. It was revived in a production at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2007 where Kirsty McGee & Mat Martin provided the music.
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released March 1, 2007

released 08 September 2008
Kirsty McGee: Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin
Mat Martin: Banjo, Guitar, Tenor Guitar, Whistling

Produced by Mat Martin
Recorded by Mat Martin at the Hobopop Igloo
Mastered by Julian Gaskell
Artwork & Graphic Design: Mat Martin

All Lyrics by John Lyly, all music and arrangements by Kirsty McGee and Mat Martin.


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Kirsty McGee Manchester

A wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer with a voice that has been described as having the texture of smoke & velvet, McGee defies categorisation, to make 'hobopop' –“music of no fixed genre”. Her continuously evolving musical personality is proof that a freedom from artistic restraints can sometimes produce a unique, enthralling and original voice with a rare honesty. ... more

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