"Does a flower forget to bloom?"
Ragamuffin Radio presents Penelope Swales

July - Penelope returns to the UK
Check with Penelope's website for details
www.penelopeswales.com     Listen in at Ragamuffin Radio
Mon 5th July - Half Moon, Putney (London) 
Wed 7th July - Grey Horse, Kingston (London) - with Lisa Fitzgibbon
Sat 10th July - Lunchtime
Magic Cafe, Magdelene Rd. Oxford
Sat 10th July  8pm - The Old Coffee House, Soho 
Sat 17th July - Sumac Social Centre, Nottingham
Kiwi Kath Tait introduces Penelope and Penelope begins with Shoe 
(Shoe, Archive: Demos, Out-takes and One Offs)

Stonking track that ends with the kind of digeridoo playing to make Rolf Harris tremble. 
(Old Man in the Rocks, Homemade Wine)

Penelope's impressions of London including an hilarious aside about one of the best songs ever written about the capital  . . . 
(:Lost in London, Justify Your Longings To The Doctor)
Two Kiwi Kath Tait songs sung by Penelope, the poignant Poor Dim Sally and the fiery Steel Hearted Annie.

(Poor Dim Sally, Steel Hearted Annie from Archive: Demos, Out-takes and One Offs)

A great song about Australia, written by Fred Small, an American. Penelope recounts the tale of meeting Fred and being inspired by his song.

(Guinnevere and the Fire from Justify Your Longings To The Doctor)

A powerful song written for Claire, a park ranger who lost her life fighting a forest fire.

(Bush Bloom from Archive: Demos, Out-takes and One Offs)

Penelope closes with Already Begun which I first heard her perform with an undiminished passion at the Cambridge Folk Festival (left)

 

(Al;ready Begun  from Archive: Demos, Out-takes and One Offs)

July - Penelope returns to the UK
Check with Penelope's website for details
www.penelopeswales.com     Listen in at Ragamuffin Radio
Mon 5th July - Half Moon, Putney (London) 
Wed 7th July - Grey Horse, Kingston (London) - with Lisa Fitzgibbon
Sat 10th July - Lunchtime
Magic Cafe, Magdelene Rd. Oxford
Sat 10th July  8pm - The Old Coffee House, Soho 
Sat 17th July - Sumac Social Centre, Nottingham

Listen in at Ragamuffin Radio

Penelope Swales has just released her new double CD "Monkey Comfort"

"A stunning tour of moods and emotions not only for the Folkies. Swales has enough power to touch anyone."
The Sunday Herald-Sun, Melbourne

"An outstanding collection..... 'Monkey Comfort' is Penelope Swales at her very best ."
Rhythms Magazine, Australia

"A double taste of some of the best writing I have heard for some time...a fantastic blend of musical ability and writing dexterity."
Trad and Now Magazine, Australia

"A formidable achievement. It signals a mature woman and an artist with a humanist eye and one with formidable courage and skill."
Barfly Magazine, Cairns

for more see www.penelopeswales.com