• Murray Lachlan Young

  • The Royal wedding announced

    Oh come on 

    Let’s Polish up the cutlery?
    And sample the fecundity
    With gathering hyperbole
    The gushing of the punditry

    The members of the soldiery
    The ranks of the nobility
    And really rather trendily
    A tickle of modernity

    For dressing rather racily
    A drizzle of celebrity
    And really rather nimbly
    O'Leary in for Dimbleby

    But keeping the solemnity
    And campery and bellsery
    The arch bishop of Canterbury
    All sparkly and velvety 

    Yet blocking out the frumpery
    By snubbing of the Trumpery
    The Windsors pitching handsomely
    The transatlantic fantasy

    A possible monstrosity
    Has altered its velocity
    To palpable delivery
    Of national specialty

    In millions at 33
    In tax that’s paid by you and me
    The second greatest wedding
    Of the the first part of the century 


    Or for the full effect listen to this rendition first broadcast on the fine Mr Shaun Keaveny's BBC 6 Music Breakfast show on 18th of May 2018 then may I suggest you visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p067jkrq


    Here's where you can catch  Murray’s  live show How Freakin Zeitgeist Are You?  Modern Cautionary Tales for Children and his live stand-up show  at festivals. More shows to be confirmed. Find them here first

    To book Murray Lachlan Young to appear at your event , theatre or festival please contact
    Crispin Thomas crispinctm@gmail.com  01453 757376 / 07837 798463

    2017 Book Release

    How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You ?

    It's been a busy 12 months for Murray Lachlan Young. April 2017 saw the acclaimed release of How Freakin' Zeitgeist Are You? which became an immediate Amazon best seller, the collected works of Murray Lachlan Young – from 1994 to the present day – published by Unbound Books. Murray’s incurable addiction to rhyme is evident from the first page to the last, so to enter the marvelous, extraordinary world of Murray Lachlan Young!

    Buy a copy of How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You ? here


    Touring, Performing Writing & Broadcasting

    Extensive touring in 2017 found Murray perform in theatres and venues across the UK while also delighting audiences at 15 Summer festivals : Glastonbury, Latitude, Beautiful Days, Port Eliot, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival Inverness, Wychwood, Good Life Experience, Laugharne Weekend, Ways With Words Festival, Curious Arts Fest, Charles Causeley Fest, Poetry & Lyrics plus Power Festival @ Battersea Power Station.

    Aside from his  Friday resident poet slots, Murray also hosted the innovative BBC6 Music series  of ‘Lyrics with,’.embracing Pop, Mainstream, Punk and Goth lyrics along the way. Continually writing and pushing the boundaries, Murray was responsible for co-writing and appearting  in the play/musical  Rehab which has already attracted enormous media attention. Autumn found Murray performing for the first time in Singapore and Australia in addition to 8 days of educational work with enthralled college students in Kuala Lumpar.

    To book Murray Lachlan Young to appear at your event , theatre or festival please contact
    Crispin Thomas crispinctm@gmail.com  01453 757376 / 07837 798463

    Murray On Social Media

    You can follow Murray on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/murrayly and https://www.facebook.com/murraylachlanyoung/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/MurrayLYoung


    Lyrics With...

    Murray's great show on BBC 6 Music 'Lyrics With...' is available on I-Player, don't miss his fantastic show


    Festival Fever

    Bookings are rolling in for this summer's festival shows and Murray is delighted to be starring on the larger comedy stage at this year's Port Eliot Festival in July

    2016 Tour 

    To coincide with the New Year publication of the forthcoming Anthology,Murray Lachlan Young will be undertaking a very special up-close and personal UK Tour in  September / October / November / December 2016.

    Widely regarded as one of the best-known poetry voices in Britain, Murray Lachlan Young presents his new live show . Acclaimed playwright, actor and writer,  Murray is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy and poetry with delightful commentaries on the bizarreness of contemporary life. Live and onstage expect flamboyant punchy wit and brooding subtext with empathetic humour and occasional attacks of original erotic folk song .

    A man whose performance clips have notched up over 250,000 hits on YouTube. 

    Known for his numerous appearances and residencies on BBC Radio 2 Arts Show and Radio4'sSaturday Live. Murray is current resident poet of BBC 6 Music and BBC Test Match Special and recently chalked up a huge BBC Radio4 hit with his poetic responses to The Shipping Forecast. Most recent work includes a co-adapted the new film version of the Dylan Thomas classic: Under Milkwood. No stranger to the big screen himself Murray has also appeared in About A Boy, Vatel and as a haunting gallows poet in Plunkett & Macleane.Murray’s first stage play, The Incomers, toured nationally as well as residencies at The Union Club, Soho and The Arts Club in Dover St. There was also a famed tongue in cheek Poet Loreate ‘bid’ appearance alongside Andrew Motion on BBC Newsnight with Jermy Paxman, commissioned works for Vauxhall Motors and Magners Cider, and recent appearances at countless festivals including headline slots at: Glastonbury, Latitude and Edinburgh Festival . Unmissable!

    PLUS..where  performances permit alongside the above tour:    MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG’s Modern Cautionary Tales for Children

    An innovative poetry show written and performed by Murray Lachlan Young.  A mixture of: poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling and a touch of panto make for a hilarious and positive route to showing children that poetry can be fun, thought-provoking and occasionally quite cool! This show gets children dancing on-stage, completing simple fun poems, being Ponies and getting seriously involved in live interactive poetry - this is a raucous, silly, scary, funny poignant and enlightening hour of merriment and mayhem.

    "Who'd have thought it .The big bad boy of performance poetry. turns out to be one of the greatest children's entertainers I have ever seen. There is not a patronising nanosecond in this show - children and 'ex-children' are treated exactly alike"  THE SCOTSMAN, FIVE STARS

    "Young is clearly one of the most likeable performers . His poetry is funny, observational and entirely silly. His audience banter is even funnier."  THE LIST, FIVE STARS

    For all show bookings contact

    Crispin Thomas / CTM. .Culture Tradition Music. Stroud Glos

    01453 757376 / 07837 798463  ctm@crispinthomas.orangehome.co.uk

    The Incomers

    All the buzz from Murrays play The Incomers can be seen at:


  • Listen again to Songs from Murray's acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Alien balladeer.

    Murray Lachlan Young

    Murray sings the songs of some of those who walk the roads less travelled.


    Now also available for your permanent enjoyment from:


    Murray Lachlan Young on 6Music Breakfast

    A Poem for the Pope, in 140 Characters