Anto Morra

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Anthony James Morrissey is a London Irish, Punk Folk singer, song writer and artist. He lives in East Anglia and is a regular performer on the Norfolk Folk Roots and acoustic music scene, and occasionally on the London Celtic Punks scene. Morra is second cousin to the English singer Morrissey.[1]

Morra is part of the 'who's who' of the London Irish scene and is often called upon to sing and play at significant events. It was at Morra's launch of his 2014 EP 'The Patriot' where a tribute to recovering Paul Mad Dog Mcguinness (of the famous Shane MacGowan and The Popes band lore) was held.

In April, 2017 he played at the "Backward Glance" movie fundraiser for film maker David P. Kelly on the work of London Irish painter Bernard Canavan.

Following his cappella (unaccompanied solo) at the Norwich Cathedral Centenary Service of Edith Cavell in October, 2015, Morra released his album on the famous martyr, "Patriotism is not enough"[2] Staying with the English female martyrdom theme, Morra released his album "Boudicca’s Country" collaborating with Gareth Calway on lyrics.[3]

Morra's latest project (October 2017) is to introduce 'folk music to the punks and punk to the folkies' through a three piece band in Norfolk called the 'Punkfolkers'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sassoon, Kirsty McCormack & Louise (8 October 2013). "'I hope he gets to hear this' Morrissey's second cousin Anto Morra unveils his debut album". Daily Express.
  2. ^ "'A nurse who tried to do her duty', Sunday Worship". BBC Radio 4.
  3. ^ "Anto Morra, Stephen Bumfrey - BBC Radio Norfolk". BBC.

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