Famous poems set to music

“The most brilliant music and poetry band I’ve seen in decades.”

Carol Ann Duffy

“Little Machine’s sophisticated way with poetry made me fall in love with old favourites and new ones all over again. They sing, strum, beat, get you tapping your feet, make you laugh and break your heart, every word sung clear as a bell. I swear the Bard himself  has joined this band.” 

Gillian Clarke

Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival – May 14

A special pre-festival event for the Winchester Poetry Festival. Kicking off with a short set of famous poems set to music we’ll follow up with our show “EPIC!”, a lighthearted look at what poetry is and what it has meant over the last 3,000 years; a mad dash through the history of poetry from Homer to Carol Ann Duffy with slides, music, drama & comedy. Weds, May 14, 7.30pm, Winchester Discovery Centre. Tickets: £10.00 Concessions: Friends of WPF £9.00 / WDC Friends £9.00 / Students £7.00. Full booking info.

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy & LiTTLe MACHiNe at Stratford Poetry Festival – Review

Here’s a review of the show from ‘Lit Blogger’ Joe Sale

On Sunday night of the 30th of June I attended the opening night of the 60th Stratford Poetry Festival, a night which would consist of two performances; one from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and the other from LiTTLe MACHiNe, a phenomenal poetry band that have set the great poetry of many eras to music, with astonishing results. Read more… 

Playing Valentine at York Lit Fest

The Yorker review of Carol Ann Duffy / LiTTLe MACHiNe show

Nicholas Moody reviewed our show at York Lit Fest for The Yorker
“GCSE English Literature has a lot to answer for. It should introduce you to a wide range of poetry, theatre and books. However for some people, a year of dealing with the same anthology of poems ends up making them hate it. That said if you manage not to get scarred, Carol Ann Duffy performing her live poetry is well worth the time….”
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