Now Tuesday 20th Join us for an intimate evening of music in the cosy surrounds of Medina Bookshop. This week we have the pleasure of hosting award winning novelist and singer/songwriter Jude Davison.
RESCHEDULED from 5th September to Thursday 29th, with the venue now moved to the Island Sailing Club Cowes.
Join us for 'An Audience Without Jake Thackray', a celebration of the life, songs and wonderful wordsmithery of the great Yorkshire chansonnier. The wonderful John Watterson is the foremost interpreter of Jake's oeuvre and has just written the only biography 'Beware Of The Bull' which will be availavable on the evening.
The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock and others), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some of the ‘lost’ Thackray songs John has rediscovered and recorded on his CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray. Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.
Odd, unconventional melodies, poetic, sophisticated song-writing and the bewitching clarity of Kent-born Lucy Farrell’s voice are made elegant with sparse, careful accompaniment on tenor guitar and occasionally viola, carving out a unique niche for an artist at the forefront of contemporary English folk music.