Now! Then! 2025! A Yorkshire Almanac. Sheep Flavour, by The Singing Organ-Grinder (paperback)


A book-length calendar portraying Yorkshire on this day:

  • 365 historical items taken from the writings of paupers and princes, clerics and politicians, scientists and inventors, artists and writers, soldiers and prisoners, natives and foreigners.
  • Astronomical, meteorological, and cultural data.
  • The recently discovered Saga of Otis and Silica.

Based on the website.

Publication autumn 2024. At that point, copies will be mailed to you, or, if you live in the LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, LS5, LS6, LS7, LS8 or LS13 postcodes, will be delivered to you on foot by the almanacker.

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Draft samples:

Statistics for the printed version are still approximate.

Now book The Singing Organ-Grinder to perform (sometimes with monkey) an instructive and amusing musical programme containing great tunes and great doggerel relating to the idea of Yorkshireness, taking you from the mythical beginnings of Yorkshire, via Viking berserkers, Civil War beer excesses, encounters with Robin Hood (in Yorkshire, obviously) and the Grand Old Duke of Pork, the Dragon of Wantley, an 18th century steelworker-turned-poacher, 19th century caricatures and serious inventions of Yorkshire character, fairs and fun, 20th century advertising songs, machine music about industrial decline, to a new song about the physical and philosophical nature of Leeds’s ginnels!

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Weight 700 g