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Friday 12th April 2019
Saturday 13th April 2019
AN EVENING WITH JIM CAUSLEY : 8pm
Six times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Singer of the Year’ 2017
“The finest singer of his generation” Mojo Magazine
“A voice in a million” Geoff Lakeman
More than simply a folk-singer, multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade Causley has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Last year he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, he won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song about Dartmoor tin mining 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special. 2017 was also the centenary of Jim’s relative; the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley and award winning filmmaker Jane Darke made a specially commissioned biographical film about the poet which aired on BBC4 TV on 1st October as part of the Centenary celebrations. The soundtrack to the film was composed entirely by Jim and featured music from his 2013 album ‘Cyprus Well’ of musical settings of Charles’ work.
Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. He was described by Mojo Magazine as “the finest singer of his generation” and they put Forgotten Kingdom in their Top Ten Folk Albums of 2016 list. Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Causley as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!
Jim Causley's ‘Evening with’ concerts give a full night of beautiful singing, moving ballads, hilarious ditties and everything in between. Drawing equally from traditional repertoire, modern songs as well as his own compositions and settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley. All accompanied on piano and various accordions and served with a gurt dollop of Westcountry humour, an evening with Jim is an evening not to be missed!
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Friday 26th April 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Sunday 28th April 2019
Laurie Lee - The Lost Recordings with David Parker : 8pm
WOTTON ARTS FESTIVAL
An Illustrated talk by David Parker
Reflections on love, landscape, writing, poetry, childhood, music and much much more from the voice of one of the great English writers of the last century.
In 1994, the year of his 80th birthday, Laurie Lee shared his memories of an ‘eventful’ early life in a series of interviews with the film maker David Parker. It was quite a coup, Laurie did not ‘do’ television! In the recordings he talked with sublime eloquence about his life in the Slad Valley, and the influence of the landscapes and memories of his childhood on his subsequent writing. In this session David will introduce the recordings, and using extracts from them reveal what they tell us about one of England’s finest chroniclers of our times.
‘I was lucky in having this very rich start in life and was never out of touch with the community. Better than any soap opera. This script that I was living and enjoying, was sharing with my neighbours, wasn’t a product of an exhausted script writer, beer stained instead of tear stained, by someone who was recycling, for money, some second hand experiences that he picked up from a mate of his somewhere up The Old Kent Road. No, what we were sharing was certainly a thousand years old perhaps and the habits, the greatness, the goodness and the evil and the sins and the hungers and the habits of relying on each other for help was natural to us, and natural to these parts’.
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