Featherston Booktown (New Zealand)

Every culture has riddles – they keep company with runes and spells, they challenge and entertain us, they remind us just how mysterious the world can be. Over the years poet Bill Manhire has translated Old English riddles, and for Tell Me My Name he has composed a range of new riddles to be presented as songs. The settings range from meditative ballad to joyful stomp, with Hannah Griffin’s sublime voice woven in counterpoint with Martin Riseley’s violin parts and composer Norman Meehan’s piano. 

Tell Me My Name invites audiences to solve these riddles as they reveal themselves in musical performance.