From: Folk in the Barn [debs_at_folkinthebarn_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 06 February 2009 14:21
Subject: Part two!
Further to the last letter, I've been sent some interesting links which I thought it only fair to share...
Firstly if you were at last Sunday night's Richard Thompson gig you might like this... or even if you weren't... here's a bit of what you missed...
I wouldn't mind sharing that cab!
Also - here is a link to a very recent article in the Guardian about Megson
Megson were nominated for Best Duo at this week's Folk Awards, but lost to our other favourites - the wonderful Chris While and Julie Matthews. A shame for Megson, but I couldn't be more pleased for Chris and Julie, long overdue in my opinion. Little did I know last week when I booked them to come in September that they'd be back as 'Best Duo' I am sure Megson will get the opportunity again before too long.
Here is the full list of Award Winners
FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR
Chris While & Julie Matthews
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Trespasser Chris Wood
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
All You Pretty Girls Andy Partridge (performed by Jim Moray)
BEST TRADITIONAL TRACK
The Lark in the Morning Jackie Oates
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
BEST LIVE ACT
The Demon Barbers
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
FOLK CLUB OF THE YEAR
The Black Swan Folk Club, York
If you want somewhere to go tonight (Friday 6th Feb) there's a very interesting concert at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. Keith James and Rick Foot - more recently known for performing the Songs of Nick Drake - have a very different show - THE POEMS OF GARCIA LORCA. The evening will feature their interpretations of Lorca’s poetry and songs by other writers he inspired: Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake and, of course, Leonard Cohen. The concert will also include a bio-documentary film about his life, relationships and creativity, 'García Lorca, A Death in Granada'.
A bit of blurb..."This album was first conceived by Keith over 2 years ago during time spent in Andalusia. Having realised that the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca was so wonderful in every sense, and that Rick was also a great fan of his work (he lived and played in Granada for a year or so) Keith traced the strong lyrical influence and deep adoration through many other contemporary songwriters of our age; most notably Leonard Cohen.
Federico Garcia Lorca, murdered during the Spanish Civil War, is the most beloved and influential of all modern poets. His reputation puts him as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Passionate, urgent, haunting and evocative, Lorca also wrote dramatic, modernist plays, many of which have been performed worldwide.
Sublime orchestration, gentle vocals, wistful melodies, vivid, metaphor-heavy lyrics, delicate classical guitar and sombre double bass. " CD Baby
"Evocative and atmospheric... James' wistful melody keeping the focus on those vivid lyrics... the orchestration is sublime."
- Irish Herald
Tickets are £14 from the Gulbenkian Box Office 01227 769075. See you there maybe??
The Yamaha Music School are running some more West End Theatre trips this Spring. They have Billy Elliot, Mama Mia, Joseph, Grease, We will Rock You and Blood Brothers at various dates over the next few months.
phone 01227 456331 for more details. Very good prices with coach travel from Canterbury included.
Bye for now
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