Two explorations illustrated with live music & song with Arthur Billington (aka Z Z Birmingham)
Who was the Tail Dragger? The Hoochie Coochie Man? The Dirty Groundhog? How would I get my ‘Mojo Working’? Apply ‘Hotfoot Powder’? And bargain at the Crossroads for immortal fame?
Arising as it does from pagan West Africa, the Blues is steeped in magical practices & beliefs. In this illustrated talk we shall unwrap the extraordinarily vivid symbolism of this seminal musical form and reveal its more arcane significance.
And who are the shapeshifters nearer to home in the British Isles, and why do they do it? As Druids connect shamanically with the natural world as part of our practice, how are we continuing this tradition through our songs and stories?
Informative, entertaining and the chance for a dam’ good sing!
Biog: Arthur Billington is an Honorary Bard in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, playing at their major events. As bluesman ZZBIRMINGHAM, he plays clubs & festivals nationwide, & presents the weekly ‘Blues Cruise’ for Glastonbury FM radio.