Performances
Music and Myth Festival '17, Thailand - the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

Music and Myth Festival ’17, Thailand – the dim lit subterranea of the ancient mind

  Soft warm wind on the worm brown water, a coiling slither from the deep green heartland, the Temple of Dawn sparkling in the darkness, water around and in everything. A hall painted with shifting light, a hundred instruments new and strange – pulsing the life-beat of these ancient lands, with me astonished and inspired...
Vagabond Language tour '17

Vagabond Language tour ’17

Evelyn Waugh captures the evanescence of song so beautifully in these lines from Brideshead Revisited: Perhaps all our loves are merely hints and symbols; vagabond-language scrawled on gate-posts and paving-stones… We scrawl songs and stories as signs, for our selves and each other, of the mystery as we pass. They are joyful outbursts, full of...
Cyprus and Parliament – cross party committee on music

Cyprus and Parliament – cross party committee on music

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...
National Poetry Day – performance film

National Poetry Day – performance film

Delightful experience with Shrewsbury Poetry at the LOFT, Milk Street, Shrewsbury debuting a number of new pieces, including this : )    
Performance in Iona Abbey cloister - a song about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

Performance in Iona Abbey cloister – a song about wilderness, old wisdom and hope.

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.
FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival - MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival – MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

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
Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

LANDED FESTIVAL Lovely time at LANDED FESTIVAL… very chilled late afternoon gig, with beautifully languorous people sitting and lying around. They were very kind in their attention. New album is not quite released yet but I was very happy to sell out of pre-releases : ) I played a green glass vase I bought at...
Lumenvisum show - Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Lumenvisum show – Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

來自路上的名信片 Postcards from the Road Jonathan Day  18.4 – 28.5.2015 開幕酒會 Opening Reception  18.04.2015 (六 Sat) 4 – 6 pm 藝術家講座 Artist‘s Talk 18.04.2015 (六 Sat) 3 – 4 pm Jonathan Day 出生的那一年,Robert Frank 出版了攝影集《The Americans》。書紀錄了這位瑞士裔美國藉攝影家花了兩年,開著一輛老舊二手車,穿越48個州分的美國之旅。按Jack Kerouac 的話,Frank「用菲林從美利堅索出一首憂傷的詩歌」。那是1959年。 書後來成為經典,被認為改變了攝影藝術的走向。半世紀後,英國伯明翰的Jonathan Day來到美國,源著前人的足跡,嘗試軿湊書中那「垮掉的一代」的雨零星散。開著租來的車,他在那些通往地平線的公路上,遇上了那些肥大的汽車,那些星條旗,那些十字架,只是,那些符號所指向的早已不是五十年代那浮華世界,而是《The Americans》當代的一章。我們仿佛可以看到,Frank的車就在前面駛過,揚起一片灰塵,裡面載著兩個異鄉人,在作一場跨半世紀的對話。 展覽源自Jonathan Day 同名著作。 The year when Jonathan Day was born, Robert Frank published his photo book The...
'Fairytale of New York' with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

‘Fairytale of New York’ with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

A wild wind is blowing from the Welsh Mountains, finding the cracks in my quiet house. The small bells of Sheinton Church are ringing in the blackness – must be Christmas Eve… x  
Thai Tour - Wunderbar and Zoo

Thai Tour – Wunderbar and Zoo

Gigs at Zoo club, Pra Nathong and with Ross Ainslie (Salsa Celtica), Alice Orton, Mick Callan and Nigel Richards (IndiaAlba) at Wunderbar in Pra Arthit Today is the day of the winter wind. My friend wrapped herself in shawls against the chill – while I sighed for joy at the slightly less impossible heat, and...

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