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Monday, 27 July 2015

** Phil Minton & Veryan Weston - The Cutty Wren **



"Phil Minton sings the traditional English folk song from the Peasants' Revolt (1381) which was caused by many grievances, one of which was excessive Poll Tax. The Cutty Wren were the mercenary police whom the peasants fought and occasionally killed. When this happened, the peasants would destroy the evidence as well as stave off hunger and starvation by sometimes eating their victims"