BRAVE AND COMPELLING SONGS FROM THE POETRY OF DYLAN THOMAS COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY KEITH JAMES
A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan’s most cherished Poems, meticulously set to music by one of this country’s most singular and critically acclaimed performers. A synthesis and re-imagining of this precious body of work. Realising its beauty, anger, shame and humility. Words from where the very core of human spirit lives.
Keith James, well known for his emotive performances and his unrelenting passion for irresistible, weighty prose to be at the forefront of his music. This is a concert of Dylan’s honest and binding poems, set into song and embarking on a new journey.
Also included are Keith’s unique and passionate settings of Poems by Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
‘Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer’s work’ The Telegraph
‘Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these’ Bob Harris BBC Radio
Ticket prices: £12 (plus £1 Poly Fund)
The Oggymen have built a strong reputation for their tight harmonies and rousing performances. Delighting both visitors and locals with their interpretation of Cornish and contemporary folk songs they have won a legion of fans.
Tonight’s performance reunites the 12 strong group with some of their talented friends to create an unforgettable evening of music and humour that will captivate every Cornish heart.
A truly magical night for all your friends and family as the musical/comedy/dance duo from Redruth perform ALL their hits including 3 brand new songs for 2014.
Fresh from supporting Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords on his UK and New Zealand tours, as well as their own sell-out show at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, this is going to be one heck of a show!
“Good folk songs are like powerful ideas, forcing us to re-imagine who we are and the institutions that support us.”
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Luke Daniels has forged a reputation over the past two decades as one of the British folk scene’s most respected musicians. Both as front man, on a remarkable series of albums in his own right, and as an in demand melodeon player for the likes of Ian Anderson, De Dannan, Riverdance and as a regular in The Cara Dillon band.
Over the course of a twenty-year career Daniels has performed at The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall and festivals in the UK and internationally. Luke also worked alongside Howard Shore and The London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Daniels is one of the UK’s most gifted and inventive musicians and having found a new voice as a singer songwriter, is excited to be taking his contemporary acoustic folk in a new direction.
“Intense, poetical and oft dark yet recounted through pleasing melodies. A rich tapestry has been woven into the songs; like a thoughtful unpicking and re-stitching of life’s journey. R2 Magazine