Wilfred & Susan: War & Love

Wilfred & Susan: War & Love

Saturday October 27th 2018 Start 8pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £10

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An amalgamation of poetry, song and string trio. Wilfred Owen’s poems, an interpretation, set to song, of his mother Susan’s perspective on her son at war, accompanied by the eclectic string trio of Faith Brackenbury violin/viola/vocals. Jane Griffiths (Owl Light Trio) violin/viola, and Barney Morse Brown (Duotone) cello. Poet, Leo Nitemynks.
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‘Barney learnt the ‘cello at age six, he went on to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and to win a scholarship on baroque cello at the Royal College of Music. He has been mesmerising audiences around the UK and further afield since releasing his first album in 2009 including standout performances at Union Chapel, Birmingham Town Hall and End of the Road Festival.
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Jane Griffiths is a fiddle player, violist and composer deeply rooted in traditional folk music. She is a freelance editor for Oxford University Press and has published books on folk fiddle, John Skelton and her own poetry. She plays fiddle with the Owl Light Trio and Duotone and Two Piece Orchestra with Barney Morse Brown and is in demand as a session musician and folk fiddle teacher.
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Faith Brackenbury studied violin classically but swiftly diversified into jazz, folk, rock improvisation at Brunel University, then jazz and composition at Birmingham Conservatoire. She has played and sung in various bands with alto saxophonist Martin Speake, performs with Shropshire based composer Tiny Leaves, and plays in a duo with accordionist and pianist John Neilson.
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Leo Nitemynks is a reclusive Haiku flavoured Tonik Poet whom Faith stumbled upon one dark and murky night and has cajoled him out of hiding for one performance only of crepuscular war poems as an apology for treading on him. Miss it if you dare.
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An evening which will bring  home tragedy, loss and heartache, whilst paying tribute to one of our finest poets and love between a mother and son.