Friday, December 07, 2012

EDINBURGH: Rally and Broad

Friday, December 21st, 2012, doors 7.30pm, cabaret 8pm-11pm, dancing until 1am, £5
The Counting House,
West Nicholson Street,

Featuring, on words: Tim Turnbull, Sophia Walker, Kath McMahon.
And on tunes, Church of When The Shit Hits The Fan, Hannah O’Reilly & [AWRY] Psychegaelic Ceilidh

After an excellent launch and a superb second album (both attracting sell-out crowds); a one-off special for West Port Book festival featuring award-winning short story writers, new poetry, punk-rock guitars and some exceptionally bendy physical theatre, Rally & Broad is back for the festive season.

TIM TURNBULL:  Tim Turnbull's poems appear in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (ed R. Lumsden) now available from Bloodaxe. He is a former Forward Prize nominee and author of several collections including the award-winning theatre/ poetry collection Caligula On Ice (Donut Press, 2006.)
CHURCH OF WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN: The harbinger of the end of all things as prophesised in the Book of Revelations 3:18: Or, the only defence protecting humanity against the majestic and awesome forces that hover outside a merely thin hymen 'twixt dimensions awaiting any chance to crush us out of existence. Depends who ye ask…
SOPHIA WALKER: Multi-award winning slam poet. Adopted Edinburger, Washington-born, performed everywhere. She’s also one of Scotland on Sunday’s Eligible Folk 2012. Oo-er…
KATH MCMAHON with FIONA KEENAN: poem-songs from this newly formed duo.
HANNAH O’REILLY: Beautifully raunchy, punk-folk tunes with a lyrical twist.
AND…. [AWRY] Psychegaelic Ceilidh! – That’s right. A ceilidh. At a spoken word cabaret. That’s how we roll…

Hosted by award winning poet and promoter Jenny Lindsay (The Big Word/ Is This Poetry?/ BBC Slam Winner 2012) & Rachel McCrum (BBC Slam finalist 2012/ Stewed Rhubarb Press/ Inky Fingers).

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