Mid-Atlantic

Thur 15 Nov, 7.30pm - Flowerfield Arts Centre
Mid-Atlantic
Event Info:
  • Thur 15 Nov
  • 7.30pm
  • Portstewart
    Flowerfield Arts Centre
  • 10.00

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A specially curated opening night event featuring poems and music from Neil Martin, Frank Ormsby and Anthony Toner. For this special concert as part of the Atlantic Sessions' 10th birthday, all three will include works with a tang of the salt air about them.

Acclaimed poet Frank Ormsby makes a long-awaited return to Flowerfield for a special Atlantic Sessions 10th birthday appearance - in the company of two of Northern Ireland's foremost musicians: songwriter Anthony Toner and composer Neil Martin.

All three were collaborators on the spoken-word-and-music CD The Kiss of Light, released earlier this year and featuring poems read by Frank and instrumentals composed by Anthony and featuring Neil on cello and Linley Hamilton on trumpet.

They are reunited for this special evening of poetry, stories and music. The evening will feature readings from Frank - by turns profoundly moving and laugh-out-loud funny - and a selection of cello-and-guitar instrumentals from the Kiss of Light project, as well as songs from Anthony's extensive back catalogue, and some gorgeous solo cello pieces and stories from Neil Martin.

All of this laced with the kind of easy onstage rapport you can expect from these friends and well-travelled artists. For this special concert as part of the Atlantic Sessions' 10th birthday, all three will include works with a tang of the salt air about them - Anthony will feature a brand new song, 'Lost at Sea', while Neil will play his wonderful rendition of 'Port na bPucai', a tune from the Blasket Islands.

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