Busy schedule this trip – Oxford, Cyprus and Parliament in a little over a week : ) Visual feast to begin with at the Bodleian and the Byzantine studies institute in OXFORD showing hidden gospels of the mountain monastery at Garima in Northern Ethiopia. Airports – and Heathrow particularly – not my favourite place. Now sun...
INTERVIEW WITH THE BBC’S Jim Hawkins, talking sounds, words and images – the ingredients that make an album. Please click to listen x
Delightful experience with Shrewsbury Poetry at the LOFT, Milk Street, Shrewsbury debuting a number of new pieces, including this : )
http://bbc.in/2bxMXoM So delighted with this animation – BBC/ BRITISH LIBRARY took a section of an interview with myself, my daughter and the BBC’s Genevieve Tudor, and animated it. We were talking about touring in Thailand and the story of Rama and Sita. Click on the image to watch… lovely job don’t you think? x
8th century celtic poetry, translated, woven into a song and performed in the beautiful ancient Iona Abbey cloister. A song from the white sands and azure sea about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.
The Independent newspaper features ‘Lyric’ – a new book I’ve curated, introduced and illustrated – which brings together song lyrics from a range of writers and presents them as poetry. ARTICLE, full text “So Shakespeare is now officially 400 years dead. This enormously wonderful and argued over figure who may be responsible for some...
Performing at WENLOCK POETRY FESTIVAL – heart’s homeland, my feet in Silurian earth, wisps of morning caught on warm yellow-grey stone and a distant Wrekin – Speedwell, Stitchwort and Periwinkle wreathing our words. The old stones and alleyways of the little town were alive in a different way – poetry stuffed into every crack and crevice....
One of our favourite artists on tour: @JonathanPDay – Dates and a great radio interview: https://t.co/txBHEjr7zB pic.twitter.com/ENGmRf9uFm — Folk Radio UK (@FRUK) April 7, 2016
44th Hong Kong Arts Festival – More than Folk presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club ONNAGATA, CANTICLE and NORTHERN SKY PONCHARTRAIN, CAFE IN THE VALLEY OF THE FIRE CHURCH
Radio Interview: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on ‘the Quiet Revolution’