Greg Harper

Greg Harper is an English singer-songwriter. He was born in Shoreham-by-sea, Sussex, and still lives in the county today. 

He is celebrated for his ability to combine evocative melodies with genuinely thought-provoking lyrics. 

Greg was a finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition in 2008. 

His songs have been used to promote many diverse issues. From the drawing of attention to the loss of ancient woodland, by the Woodland Trust, in 'All Gone'. To raising awareness with the campaign group Roadpeace, to the injustice of the legal system, when dealing with the issues surrounding road death with 'Mary Lou'.

Other songs draw on stories of historical truth. 'Capel-le-Ferne', described by a reviewer as "Sheer poetry", remembers the sacrifice made by 'The Few' in the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. It is written from the perspective of a veteran attending a memorial event at Capel-le-Ferne, on the cliffs near Folkstone, Kent, in 2010. 'November Sky' remembers the tragedy of the Coventry blitz from November of that same year.

There are songs about carefree childhood days, songs about adulthood, songs about the environment, and songs about love.

Greg writes with passion and honesty about our history, aspirations, loves and lives.

He has performed in many diverse venues over the last few years, ranging from folk festivals to folk clubs, pubs to parliament, theatres to farms, poetry events, castles, churches, chapels, village halls and country barns. 

Event Details
Greg Harper
Acoustic Hour with host Sally Ironmonger

17th Aug 2017 at 12:30pm
Tickets: £5 Event Tickets on sale from 1st May
The Twagger Band
Concert- Up from Sussex
With:  Ben Paley & Tab Hunter & Greg Harper & Matt Quinn
16th Aug 2017 at 5:00pm
Tickets: £9 Event tickets on sale to Friends of Folk Week from 1st February; on general sale from 1st May

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