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Not miles, but metres separate Mareel from the Hay’s Dock Café.
What a better way to enjoy a blustery Sunday afternoon but with friends and good live music?
Such was my treat earlier on this afternoon, as Debbie and I reconvened to meet with Dorothy and The Donald Anderson Band inside the Shetland Museum’s lavish & gourmet restaurant. The boys had decided to make it their venue for a splash of performance whilst raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). So they plugged in their guitars and lashed on with style and flair.
This was the second time I actually watched the band live. Donald’s songwriting talent is maturing like a fine malt. On the road as a quartet since 2005, our four accomplished musicians delighted a crowd of connoisseurs ( who came to sample music as well as gastronomy!) Donald, Duncan, Alan and Rick feel as filskit (energetic) live as a gang of teenagers. Though very refined and polished musically 🙂
Here, in passing – do not miss them out should you cross their path!
HIGHLY ENJOYABLE and RECOMMENDED.
Donna in her own voice –
listen to the the Canadian side, in her own words, thanks to soundcloud.
Her side of the shore for you to enjoy. I still remember each line, as an earthly communion with each gentle leaping of tiny waves on the sand. Now it is recorded for posterity. Thank you, D, for such a gift 🙂
enjoy – we did,
inside a “more than fullhouse” – it was amazing, and we, co-authors and publisher, would like to thank everyone who could manage to sit inside Screen 2, as well as our hosts, Shetland Arts & Joe’s grant provider, for allowing us to launch “From Shore to Shoormal / D’un rivage à l’autre” on Sun 1 Sep 2013. Written by two voices, read by two voices from either side of Atlantic… Our audience enjoyed the spoken word, music and images blown up on the cinema screen. We were graced by great guest readers – Marsali Taylor, Joe Blades & Christian Tait. Steve Davidson & Aland McKay provided enchanted music.
THANK YOU EVERYONE – having you was a joy, as well as a memory I shall treasure forever. Merci.
With renewed thanks to my young photographer, Craig Meheut, who provided all the scrapbook images. Merci, mon cher photographe ;-)The trans-Atlantic adventure continues. What a fabulous celebration it was! More to come. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Not only can I not really believe that Joe Blades, my Canadian publisher, is landing at Sumburgh (LSI) this Tuesday, but this coming week will include a double bill of book launch,
starting this Thursday with
and then with
Both events are free, however, both are also ticketed by Shetland Arts,
so do grab a mug/glass fae da Café & your ticket(s) fae da Shetland Box Office.
We shall be thrilled to have your company on both events 🙂
Wordplay 2013: watch this space for the link!
Venue/Où: Mareel, Lerwick, Shetland, UK
Date: Sunday/Dimanche 1 Sep 2013
Time/Heure: 1230 UTC
Canadian voice/voix canadienne: Joe Blades, BJP publisher & poet/poète et Editeur de BJP, in for/ en l’absence de D Allard, busy last May with Canadian Launch (see link below) / alors occupée à lancer le livre de son côté de l’Atlantique! (voir le lien ci-dessous)
Books – From Shore to Shoormal & Joe Blades’ all available for sale at Mareel & Book signing in the foyer after the event.
Livres disponibles en vente le jour du lancement avec dédicace.
Free admission , though ticketed. You can book your ticket at the Shetland Arts Box Office either in person or online in due time 🙂
Entrée gratuite, mais avec ticket. Se le procurer en personne au Centre d’Art Mareel / en ligne. Lien à ajouter aussitôt que possible!
Nous nous réjouissons de la venue de Joe Blades au lancement du livre à Lerwick lors du Festival du Livre “Wordplay 2013”, grâce au soutien financier de artsnb.ca et bien sûr, à Shetland Arts.
Let there be poetics from both sides on the Atlantic!