Small Venue Appearances
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"Over the past few years, I have discovered a very rare and precious collection of small live music venues. I have stumbled on each of them either through other musicians or audience members and sometimes by sheer chance. All of the places listed below put on live music with a sense of thought and integrity. Many of them are small, scruffy (all the better), ill funded and in some cases purposefully shambolic but they are all wonderful venues to visit, have a beer and listen to real live music in a down home environment.
During the course of this year I will try to get round to all of them and also to put a few words of anecdotal description and encouragement alongside each small venue date. These places have, I am sure, provided many musicians and supporters with a genuine and irreplaceable sanctuary - long may they last."
Thursday 1st June 2017
NUMBER EIGHT, Westgate Street,, Launceston, Cornwall - 8:00PM
DUENDE. The surreal, haunting and exotic poetry of: Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende and Federico Garcia Lorca. Performed as passionate songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar arrangements. Following his numerous concerts and recordings in which he has taken the work of various Poets; William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and successfully transcribed them into what can only be described as truly amazing songs. Keith has now turned his attention to one of his greatest passions; that of the intoxicating and somewhat mysterious world of the most masterful writers in the Spanish language. Lorca: as Spain celebrates 80 years since Lorca’s death at the beginning of the Civil War, his dramatic and impassioned words take on an even greater of human consciousness. He is certainly the most influential of all Spanish Poets. Isabel Allende: the niece of Chilean President Salvador Allende, is one of the most accomplished and celebrated modern writers occupying the multi-dimensional world of Spanish Literature. Pablo Neruda: also from Chile, has been proclaimed internationally, as the most loved of all modern Poets. His verse is deep and romantic in a truly human and delicately intimate way, unlike any other Poet. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Master of Magical Surrealism, Colombian Marquez is wildly celebrated for his astonishingly brilliant work as a novelist. 100 years of Solitude being the most celebrated novel of this amazing genre.
Thursday 21st September 2017
THE RAILWAY, 3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester - 8:00PM
THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN