However bleak things are however much bleaker they might become, there is always light.
Touring with The Alan Barnes Octet, Autumn 2019
A Requiem, the Alan Barnes Octet and Josie Moon, UK Tour 2019
A Requiem, the Alan Barnes Octet and Josie Moon
On Friday 15th February myself and the Alan Barnes Octet premiered our brand new collaboration, A Requiem, a brand new suite of music and poetry, commissioned by Grimsby Jazz Projects and supported with funding from Arts Council, England. Having worked on the poems from the autumn of 2017 to a final tweak the day before the premiere, I wasContinue reading “A Requiem – A World Premiere”
I am delighted to announce that A Requiem will premiere at Grimsby Central Hall on Friday 15th February at 7.30 pm. Tickets are now available from the box office, call 01472 355025 to reserve in advance at £13. A Requiem is a collaboration between Alan Barnes, Pat McCarthy and myself and is work that examinesContinue reading “A Requiem”
Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s the link to the broadcast of Fish Tales from the Herts Jazz Festival. It’s available until about 22nd January on the BBC iPlayer.
I am thrilled that we have more dates in November and yet more next summer. At the moment I feel I could do this forever and never grow tired of it. However, there are stories, poems and ideas bubbling away and we shall see what time brings.
Fish Tales lives and breathes on the stage, it is a complex and beautiful work and I am immensely proud to have been part of its creation and to have the great good fortune to be bringing it to audiences across the country.
National Poetry Day just one week away and lots of poetry events on the near horizon I thought a round-up of what’s going on would be a good idea.