• Murray Lachlan Young

  • 2014 tour

    Murray Lachlan Young - Tour Dates 2014

    24th -27th July
    Port Eliot Festival

    15th - 17th  August
    Voewood Festival, Norfolk

    18th August 
    Anti-Freeze Summer Festival 
    Fiddler's Elbow, Camden, London

    5th - 7th September 
    Festival Number 6, Portmeiron 

    20th September
    The Good Life Experience 
    Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Flintshire, CH5 3FB

    4th October
    Shoreham Wordfest
    West Street Loft, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WG

    ***Festival Ticket Competition - The Good Life Experience in Wales - 20.09.14 ***
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    Q: What does the name 'Dylan' mean in Welsh? Good luck!

    Hotter than Barbados

    Murray Lachlan Young 19/07/014

    A sniff, just a sniff of the sun in the sky.
    And ours is not to reason why.

    Yes it’s ten mile tailback, caravan carve up
    Beer bellied lobster, white leg and sandal
    Fish and chip sunburn, vampire seagull
    Prison camp rock pool, winkle internment

    Pensioners crinkle and babies explode
    As buses make sticky black grooves in the road
    As media banners do testament pay
    That it’s 'Hotter by far than Barbados today'

    'Hotter than Tunis' 'Hotter than Rome'
    Windbreak partition and cool box and dome
    Tent to annex a square foot of sand
    As we strip to our ‘cozzis’ and seek to be branded

    And burnt like a beast on the spit
    Before struggling off with our mountains of kit
    To the car, where we sit and we move and we sit
    And then move and then sit and then sit for a bit

    Crawling home after dark much more dead than alive
    With a look of surprise that we really survived
    Then we gingerly say in the cruel after glow
    ‘I think I’ve definitely caught the sun, you know?’


    The Incomers

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  • 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.


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    Murray Lachlan Young on 6Music Breakfast

    A Poem for the Pope, in 140 Characters