HAY FRINGE: COMPANY OF FOOLS: MAY 24TH - JUNE 1ST
There will be a week of wonderful music entitled COMPANY OF FOOLS at the Parish Hall, Hay.
Please click on the image here on the left for full details.
» 18th May 2013
THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN LYDE COURT, MAY 24TH
THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known. Revered and covered by the entire music community; Leonard Cohen’s exact sense of prose, his wry humour and his courage to wrestle with the unspoken. Forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of the songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Also included are Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca and Leonard Cohen that Keith has set to music. THE EVENING BEGINS WITH AN ENGAGING CELLO RECITAL FROM THE FLAMBOYANT SONIA HAMMOND - including Bach and Elgar Cello Suites. Sonia also joins Keith during part of his Leonard Cohen Concert.
» 6th April 2013
NICK DRAKE - WILLIAM BLAKE Unimaginably beautiful!
THE SMALL WORLD THEATRE, CARDIGAN, CEREDIGION, S W WALES
Friday June 7th 2013
Box Office: 01239 615952
THE MUSIC OF NICK DRAKE.
Together with Poems by William Blake set to Nick’s Guitar arrangements
Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all of this country’s Singer/Songwriters. Both timeless and priceless. Songs that shed all the tears of life within their fragile yet perfect lines.
After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius Nick Drake has become a National treasure.
A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James began to paralyse audiences with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake.
At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguing music to Theatres across the UK in its pure concert form.
The end result has now been more than a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts across the British Isles, Europe and all of Nick’s Schools and Colleges - even Glastonbury Festival.
During his time at Cambridge, Nick became particularly enchanted with the Poetry of William Blake 1757 –1827 - Blake’s influence runs like a warm stream throughout Nick’s music.
As a way of continuing his devotion and evaluation, Keith has set a small but powerful collection of Blake’s poems to Nick’s guitar arrangements,
featuring his tunings, fluent technique and instinctual sense of melancholy.
‘Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these’ Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
» 5th January 2013
THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN UK TOUR
This coming Autumn I am playing a few remaining concerts in those venues that I havent yet visited - starting at the Smallworld Theatre in Cardigan, West Wales on Sunday 30th September. PLEASE CLICK ON YOUNG LEONARD IMAGE TO THE LEFT FOR ALL TOUR DATES
» 17th January 2012
THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN UK TOUR 2012
It gives me great pleasure to announce my concert tour of The Songs of Leonard Cohen.
Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual.
The most enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural songwriter the English speaking world has ever known. Revered and covered by the entire music community; Leonard Cohen’s exact sense of prose, his wry humour and his courage to wrestle with the unspoken. Forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.
» 5th December 2010
THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK
This coming autumn I am doing a Solo UK tour entitled THE GREAT CANADIAN SONGBOOK. The music of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. I have always been in awe of their profound contribution and therefore it gives me enormous pleasure to wrap myself up in these bravely defining songs and present them in concert. A body of music that I absolutely love! Please join me if you can...
» 16th August 2010
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