Mrs Price's Parlour

Mrs Price's Parlour Amanda Boyd singer Communicating Heritage Through Combined Arts

Amanda works with archive films and folk songs for live performance.
She tours extensively throughout the West Country and received an Artist's International Development Award from the Arts Council for research and performance work in The Appalachians USA.

She delivers arts and heritage projects in theatres, arts centres with schools, with senior citizens and most recently for The Curzon Cinema & Arts in Clevedon. She is currently working with a group of shanty men from Dorset in preparation for a show at The Marine Theatre in November.

'Amanda's voice swooped and dipped evoking the Somerset countryside across a range of songs including Sprig of Thyme and Foggy Dew. Songs associated with the Mendips.'

Her inspiration is the Somerset folk song repertoire collected by Cecil Sharp. Through song research and performance she celebrates song collectors such as Cecil Sharp, The Hammond Brothers, Alfred Williams, the original singers they collected songs from, showcasing local songs and reuniting people with their song heritage.

Wherever in the world the songs are performed, there is one for every occasion!

'....a charmingly jangly and upbeat set of folk songs focusing on stories about or told by women. From drunken maidens ringing up bar tabs, to sweet love stories and women holding up men at gunpoint to see if they’ve been faithful.... a mix of lovely, raucous and insightful snatches of folk from a woman’s perspective..' .

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Those Were The Days / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-11-16T00:00:00Z">Thu 16 Nov 2017</span>Those Were The Days / Thu 16 Nov 2017

Lyme Folk Weekend and Somerset folk singer Amanda Boyd present ‘Those Were The Days,’ a show especially created for The Marine Theatre. This wonderfu...

Singing In The May! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-09T00:00:00Z">Fri 09 May 2014</span>Singing In The May! / Fri 09 May 2014

Singing In The May! Songs to welcome in the spring with singers Amanda Boyd, Heather Ash and John Shaw. Ancient songs such as A Farmer's Son So S...

Those Were The Days My Friends! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-01-24T00:00:00Z">Fri 24 Jan 2014</span>Those Were The Days My Friends! / Fri 24 Jan 2014

Those Were The Days My Friends! Somerset audiences have enjoyed evenings of rural films before. They have been captivated by the pictures of rural ...