Episode 009 – 19th May 2021

Our May theme is ‘Queer as Folk’

In the second episode of our LGBTQ+ themed month, Pinky and Lucy chat with songwriter and storyteller Jess Morgan. Jess fuses poetry, storytelling and song to make unique and evocative music which has been widely critically acclaimed, she’s toured extensively across the UK including slots with Beans On Toast. She’s also the creation of a new live literature show, called Boring Someone In A Dark Café which fuse music into the narrative. Jess spoke to us about her creative processes, her challenges in telling more personal stories in her creative work, and we muse on what more festivals could be doing to be inclusive. In this bumper edition we also spoke with Oxford based queer folk musician Roary Skaista. Roary spoke to us about the challenges of the trad cannon, and the issues they face as a non-binary artist.

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