Acclaimed musician and songwriter Amanda Lowe has created ten original songs that look at the life, achievements and untimely death of pioneering aviatrix Amy Johnson. This diverse array of songs provide a picture of the life and times of Amy Johnson, covering everything from her determination to learn to fly, her early adventures in aviation and subsequent incredible achievements, her rise to celebrity status, her love life and her work during the Second World War.
Amy Johnson Song Cycle
Amanda’s song writing process is documented in this project blog, where details can also be found of how to get involved with the project by submitting films in response to the songs.
See Amanda perform a small selection of the songs at the Amy Johnson Festival on Saturday, July 16th as part of Hull Folk Festival, and the song cycle performed in its entirety with a full, all-female band at Zebedee’s Yard, Hull on Saturday, August 13th.