Exploring the River at Eske

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll by the deserted medieval village of Eske.

If you would like to share memories of life on and around the River Hull for ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ get in touch. Photos and details at the link.

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Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories – gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years.

The River Hull at Eske looking west The River Hull at Eske looking west

We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll. Heading north from Hull Bridge we followed the river along a beautiful stretch, past the deserted medieval village of Eske and as far as the lightning tree at the lake where the river makes an S bend through the fields.

North of Beverley where the river is at its most pastoral we flush meadow brown and green veined white butterflies from the grasses. Meadow-sweet, teasels and willow herb dot the hedges. The chattering of grasshoppers is only disturbed by a pair of yellow hammers calling to each other, ‘little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese.’ It is hot and peaceful. We…

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Open Gardens Auricula Concerts

We enjoyed two beautiful afternoons playing The Auricula Suite concert amongst the flowers at Beacon Garth, Ivor Innes’ lovely Edwardian Arts and Crafts House in Hessle, East Yorkshire with fabulous garden by Tim Barnett.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Visit our home page The Auricula Suite

The Auricula Suite

We enjoyed two beautiful afternoons playing The Auricula Suite concert amongst the flowers at Beacon Garth, Ivor Innes’ lovely Edwardian Arts and Crafts House in Hessle, East Yorkshire with fabulous garden by Tim Barnett.

Auricula Suite by Adrian Rolfe Photo by Adrian Rolfe

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You can listen to or download The Auricula Suite album here:

The Auricula Suite: It all started because we are musicians with a garden full of Primula auricula flowers…

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

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‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

Very pleased that the Open Bridges film with musique concrete soundtrack will be screened at Beverley Art Gallery (in the Beverley Treasure House) from tomorrow. If you call into the gallery you can see it – and a whole galleryful of art – free of charge, normal opening times, late opening til 8pm Tues and Thurs.

Here’s the trailer:

Find out more at the link…

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Press release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued on behalf of Open Bridges: ‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

A ‘stunning and unique’ film documenting the day Hull was split in two by the Open Bridges project will be screened in the Art Gallery at Beverley’s Treasure House this month.

The 20-minute film, which is free to view and open to the public in normal gallery hours, will be on continuous loop from Thursday, May 10th until mid-June as part of a new display.

Produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film, the film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how all 13 of Hull’s bridges were raised, swung or closed simultaneously for the first time at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017, splitting the city in two during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.

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The Story of the Gypsey Race

There's a track on our Loudhailer Electric Company studio album called Gypsey Race. In fact, the line from that song: "All roads lead to... the stone at the bend on the Gypsey Race..." is the reason we chose the title of the album, Cursus. Click below to listen... The map below is on the inner sleeve. So, what's … Continue reading The Story of the Gypsey Race

Celtarabia at Beverley Folk Festival

We had a storming gig at Beverley Folk Festival last night. Rich took these photos, you can see what fun we had. Just click on an image and scroll along. Celtarabia play a wild fusion of Arabic, Andalucian, Celtic, Medieval music and contemporary beats designed to get bodies dancing. Some of this country’s finest world … Continue reading Celtarabia at Beverley Folk Festival

Loudhailer Acoustic June 2016

Thanks to everyone who came to this month's Loudhailer Acoustic! Here's the gang of players. It was a lovely night with an intimate feel and brilliant to see percussionist Zach and Angie in the audience. I always write a few words to accompany Rich’s photos – not as a critique, just to express what we love … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic June 2016