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Peter Sharrocks (b. 1940)

Peter SharrocksPeter Sharrocks describes himself as a preacher with a guitar, and composing and performing music in ways drawn from his lifelong involvement in its practical aspects has been an essential part of his ministry. Folk, skiffle, traditional jazz, plus the songwriting and hymnwriting upheavals of the 1960s and beyond inspire his writing, which he describes as being for worship, but with strong links to context. ‘Elements of the folksong broadside and references to the Good News of the gospel season my work. Believing in a Go-Between God, I seek to write ‘go-between songs’. Sydney Carter, with his genius for articulating an exploratory theology with folk music and lyrical imagery, is probably my mentor.’

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