An Evening Of Poetry And Song

202024jan6:30 pm9:30 pmAn Evening Of Poetry And SongFurther From Festival 2020

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Alastair and Alison Peebles will be celebrating the life of poet and playwright Joan Ure. Little known in her lifetime but held in huge regard by her contemporaries, including Liz Lochhead, Jim Kelman, Agnes Owens and Alasdair Gray.

Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the curator and co-host of spoken word cabaret Sonnet Youth. He is also a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer and a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice. We enjoyed his performance at our Torphichen Summer Solstice event so much we’ve invited him back to make the mid-winter slightly less bleak!

To finish the evening, Freeland Barbour and Gerda Stevenson have created a musical tribute to Carolina Oliphant. She is also known as Lady Nairne. A hugely prolific songwriter in the time of Robert Burns, producing some of Scotland’s most popular tunes including Charlie is my Darling and Will Ye No Come Back Again, her reluctance to claim public credit means she remains little known. Freeland Barbour, a distant relative of Lady Nairne, is set to change all that with The White Rose of Gask.

Tickets are £15 including refreshments and can be purchased from Far From The Madding Crowd Linlithgow.

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January 24, 2020 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm gmt(GMT+00:00)


Queen Margaret Hall

Blackness Road Linlithgow,EH497JA

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