Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Cage Load of Men..Joe Corrie Project

Johnny J 24 Jan 14 - 07:47 AM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Cage Load of Men..Joe Corrie Project
From: Johnny J
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 07:47 AM

Wednesday 29th January 2014

Something a little different this week but it's a very worthwhile project and we really do hope that you come along and support this production.

" In 2011 Fife poet and songwriter William Hershaw obtained permission from Morag Corrie to record the poems of her father, the famous 20th century playwright, Joe Corrie. These would be set to traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic arrangements written specially for the CD.

Respected producer and musician Erik Knussen was commissioned as Musical Director and funding was obtained from Fife Council. The talented pool of Musicians involved included The Hershaws, legendary Folk singers Davey Stewart and Fiona Forbes, clarsach player Jenn Knussen and Fife's freshest acoustic music phenomenon, The Dandylions.

The aim of the project was to celebrate the work of a Fife writer who had exerted a major influence on British/Scottish drama and literary culture and to re acquaint a modern audience with Corrie's poems and songs.

Featuring sixteen songs, the CD encompasses a range of musical styles from driving blues and country/gospel to unaccompanied traditional singing - all celebrating the timeless words of a great writer who was considered the finest Scottish poet of his day by TS Eliot. Corrie wrote graphically of the harsh physical and economic conditions for the coal miner in the twenties and thirties (Image O God & The Common Man & It's Fine to Keep In Wi The Gaffer)) but Cage Load of Men also reveals his ability as a writer of memorable love lyrics ( The Lea Licht O The Muin & In Hunter's Bar) as well as inspiring poems about the human condition (The Pedlar & I Took My Way To Chapel). His poems remain of universal significance.

Cage Load of Men is a CD that celebrates The Joe Corrie Story - a Fife local hero who went on from Cardenden to inspire and influence thousands through his plays and poems. That influence has continued in music that compliments Joe Corrie's socialist message perfectly."

Pleasance Cabaret Bar at 20.00

£10. £8(c0nc), £6(members)

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 20 October 6:49 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.