‘Mooring Lines’: An evening of poetry, music and song...
An eclectic line up of poets, singers and musicians from both near and far come together for what promises to be a rich and rhythmic evening of words, music and song.
From sea shanty to welsh pantry; from the unreal to the surreal to the sublime; the comic to the tragic; with whimsical musings and laments on love, loss and emotional bruises - there will be songs and verse drawn from a wide range of themes and spectrum of influences - something for everyone!
The diverse line-up includes...
Catrina Davies is a writer, songwriter and DJ based in Cornwall, where she lives and works in a tin shed. Her first album, the Ribbons EP, was recorded to accompany her book, The Ribbons are for Fearlessness, which was published in 2014 and has been translated into seven languages.
Catrina's pin-drop songs about love, loss, wilderness and freedom are both haunting and uplifting, influenced by a lifetime spent surfing, reading poetry and collecting Caribbean seven inch records.
'Joined by a bevy of talented musicians, the end result is breathtakingly beautiful; her voice as heartfelt and captivating to the ear as it is on the page.' (Fi Read, Cornwall Today)
'In almost five years of running one of the busiest music nights in the West of Cornwall I have yet to hear a talent to compare with the wondrous words and voice of Catrina Davies.
(Alan Shepherd, Chairman, St. Ives September Festival)
The Mourning Moon
'The Mourning Moon play thought-provoking, often haunting, songs on guitar with exceptionally beautiful, pitch-perfect vocals and harmonies. Their recent, atmospheric performances at Lampeter Folk and Café Musique have demonstrated that they have something unique to offer, and this duo are well-placed to carve out a place on the contemporary folk scene with set material that includes reflections on new life, commentaries on the evils of war, and tales about love and loss at sea.'
Rob Tiernan & Bernadette O’Grady, Producers, Café Musique (Lampeter).
Kate Doubleday is a singer/gardener/songwriter based in Borth, mid Wales. Her songs weave together strands of West Africa, Irish and Blues influences and are inspired by nature, particularly by the beautiful landscape of the west coast of Wales. Her album, ‘Flutter’ was released in Spring 2015.
“mystical, sincere, beautiful, a born natural *****" Folk Radio UK
"A spiritual soundtrack for the soul” NetRhythms
On her recent 2015 album release ‘Flutter’:
“Doubleday is as rooted in the earth as she is in the spiritual and the result is an album to make your heart and soul flutter” Folk UK Radio
Caroline Oakley is a poet and editor/publisher at Honno Press. She has given readings as part of the Welsh Short Story network.
‘I took up writing poetry after taking an MA in Creative Writing in 2011/12. I expected to write fiction, but appear to write poems people enjoy. It just proves that reading other people’s work is the best teacher. I write about my family, my local landscape and universal people stuff’
Jemima Roberts is a writer and poet born and brought up in Ceredigion. After a number of years spent roaming the world and bobbing about on boats, she is now based near Aberaeron.
She has been writing poetry since her early teens and in 2009, was selected from a nationwide shortlist of entries, to participate in the inaugural Faber Academy Poetry course. She has given readings of her work in London, Brighton, Mid-Wales, South Africa, Singapore - on land and at sea.
‘Jemima’s poetry offers an updated, lyrical engagement with nature, community and the self. She uses craft and language in an unobtrusive and deft way’ Daljit Nagra, Poet
‘...a poet who brings a mixture of serious contemplation and quicksilver lightness to her work’ Tim Cresswell, Poet
‘Jemima’s poetry is visual, intimate and humorous... and she reads it very well too!’ Marek Urbanowicz, Poet