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Singer/songwriter Ralph McTell has been a seminal figure on the UK folk scene for over fifty years. His song 'Streets of London' is known and loved worldwide. Ralph has contributed this newly written piece to Viral Verses.

Hear him perform it here. 

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Masks and Gowns
00:00 / 02:00

Heath Common is a songwriter, journalist, broadcaster, presenter, interviewer and poet. Two of his works are included in Viral Verses.

Click below to hear the music performances of 'When The Dog Bites The Monkey' and 'Powis Square at 4am'.  

When The Dog Bites The Monkey
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Powis Square At 4 A.M.
00:00 / 03:07

"The two original songs containing the lyrics of ‘When the Dog Bites the Monkey’ and ‘Powis Square at 4 am’ were issued on the album The Dream of Miss Dee in 2014 by Hi4Head Records. We are very pleased that the lyrics are now being used in a cause to benefit the NHS. In these extremely troubling times our NHS has been a beacon of excellence with staff putting themselves selflessly on the front line in the battle against Covid-19. My late wife Sue also received top quality NHS treatment so I know from personal experience how valuable the NHS is as a national resource."

Nick Dart, Hi4Head Records

The digital single,

2 Covid Verses is now available here.

All profits from this will also be used to benefit NHS charities.


The Roots and Acoustic Music Show

Presenter Jonti Willis chats with Editor Stephen Linstead and Designer Bryan Ledgard about Viral Verses, and plays many great music tracks from some of the book's contributors.

18th October 2020 Part 1
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18th October 2020 Part 2
00:00 / 26:19

First broadcast on Sunday 18 October, repeated Tuesday 20 October 2020.

Visit SINE fm Roots and Acoustic Show here

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