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Take one lowly milkmaid, a high born knight, a meddlesome monk and a mischievous old biddy with a fondness for green magic and you’ve a tabloid topping headline show set to be the premier event of the 2010 Ashby de la Zouch Arts Festival.

Taking place at the Lyric Rooms, Ashby de la Zouch on Friday, 28th May, 7.30 p.m. Johanne with the long hair is based on a local legend of love, tragedy and betrayal.  Set amongst the enigmatic ruins of Knowle Hill lying between Ticknel and Ingleby, the tale will be told in story, song and poetry set against a stunning audio visual show of original music and photographs all shot within the National Forest.

Johanne with the Long Hair forms the opening act of the three hour show, Sleet, Shoots and Leaves and will be followed by the Killing Trees presented by nationally acclaimed storyteller, Sophie Snell.

Local folk band, Calling Time wind up the event with the Flowers of the Forest, an eclectic mix of heart renderingly beautiful songs from the pen of Julie Holland and a feast of foot stomping reels and jigs from the long tradition of English folk music.

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Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    

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