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Whirling Pope Joan

Conceived by Blowzabella hurdy gurdy player Nigel Eaton (b. 3 January 1966, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, Britain) and vocalist Julie Murphy (b. London, Britain), this one-off folk task took its uncommon name from a vintage card video game. Bass/cittern participant Ian Luff became a member of Eaton and Murphy on the sole documenting, 1994’s Spin, which offered to high light the previous’s inventive hurdy gurdy playing as well as the last mentioned’s passionate, soulful vocals. Murphy continued to create the acclaimed Fernhill with her hubby Ceri Rhys Matthews, while Eaton documented solo materials before rejoining Blowzabella.

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