The project

Cracked Voices is a new song cycle created by writer Graham Palmer and composer Jenni Pinnock .

The songs give voice to the lost tales and characters of the borderlands of North Hertfordshire. Stories from the edge where it’s wise to walk carefully.

Based on original research, the project uses music to explore the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.

Graham Palmer & Jenni Pinnock

Graham Palmer & Jenni Pinnock
Image (c) Terry Hartga 2017

With the help of performers from the area, Cracked Voices will premiere in 2018 (venues currently under negotiation). Educational workshops will run alongside and feed into the performances.

Throughout the project, updates will be posted on the Cracked Voices website– hear how the project is progressing, details of workshops, performances and general musings on song cycles and stories, folklore and history by signing up to our e-newsletter.

Alongside the song cycle itself, each song will work as a stand-alone unit and some will be arranged for choir, giving a whole host of performance options after the premiere.

A recording is also in the planning stages.

We are grateful to Grants for the Arts and the PRS Foundation for providing support and funding for the Cracked Voices project.