Chris Bard is delighted to announce a new partnership with librettist Jonathan Spaft, known previously for ‘Gullible’s Travel” and, more recently, for a humane adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s   A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland Being a Burden on Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick 

As Jonathan explained on the Ann Demarr show on Sunday 19th December 2021:

“With entertainment venues shutting down once more, joining Lyricopia can be compared to a diary farmer turning his milking parlour into an airB&B.”

Welcome to Lyricopia™

Here you will find a range of specially adapted lyrics, based on well-known and not so well-known songs from the last 75 years and before.

The power of song, and particularly singing together, is well-documented.

Lyricopia™ lyrics enable groups of one or more people to sing, either a capella or cantata, according to when and where they are and how they got there.

Over the years, researchers have built a substantial body of evidence that some types of comedy – including sophisticated satire, which is growing in popularity – perform a potent social function, from breaking taboos to holding those in power to account.

“Comedy and satire possess a common denominator in that both try to change or reform society by means of humour.  The two forms together constitute the best illustration there is of the social function of humour.”  Avner Ziv