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Captain Swing and the Blacksmith


Beatrice Parvin is the author of ‘Captain Swing and the Blacksmith’ a historical novel set in Wiltshire in the 1830s and 40s during the Swing riots. The narrative is inspired by traditional song and is now a performance that combines spoken word with folk song, fiddle and accordion.

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‘Captain Swing and the Blacksmith’ is coming to Wiltshire!

21st December 2017

'So many stories to read, so many tales to tell - for you can put anything upon a button' In a world of relentless poverty and harsh punishment, 17-year-old Sue…