Written and performed by Little Bulb
In the autumn of 2019, Little Bulb, in collaboration with Farnham Maltings, premiered ‘Mountain Music’, their first UK rural tour, of a play about songs that leave and come back again.
Mountain Music is story that charts the journey of Celtic folk music over 300 years as it moves from the UK to America. This is very much a time when music lived in the sharing of it amongst each other and music was often your connection to family that you may have left. Little Bulb weave a tapestry, both historical and fantastical, in an unforgettable evening of story and song. Told with sumptuous three-part harmonies and a foot stomping five-piece string band, we invite you on a journey of musical migration to the birth of what we now call “Country Music”.
Little Bulb is an award-winning national touring company based in the South East of England. They are committed to developing devised and physical theatre performances which explore and illuminate minute human details that, in a world so big, are easily swallowed up. Combining innovative character work, beautiful imagery and original homemade music, they aspire to create performances that with humour and sadness will touch, startle and entertain.
Gavin Stride, Director of Farnham Maltings, said:
“Little Bulb have a particular place in my heart. Every piece of theatre is made with such care and extraordinary craft that we jumped at the idea of working together on a piece for village halls. And, typically, they have found a story that feels both playful and thoughtful.”
This production toured the UK from 3rd October to 24th November 2019