Saturday 26 August 2017 7.30-9pm.
Pilrig St Paul’s Church, corner of Pilrig Street and Leith Walk.
£6 advance @ martinmetcalfe.com/redemptions or £8 at door
This Saturday Pilrig St Paul’s Church plays host to an one-off fusion of poetry and song from a charismatic professor of British poetry just jetted in from from Japan, a laser-witted New Yorker polymath who created the Antifolk movement, a dyspraxic Scottish poet who recently found out he’s Canadian and the legendary lead singer of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and The Filthy Tongues.“We hail from disparate backgrounds,” says poet Roy Møller, “but we have at least two things in common: we have all rocked and rolled our way round the city of Edinburgh and we share a belief in the power of art to afford us some accommodation with the past. Our words are a map to move us forward. REDEMPTIONS is heartfelt, dark and hopeful.”
The performers are:
Paul Hullah, currently tenured Professor of British Poetry at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, is author of twenty books including seven volumes of poetry, most recently Homing (2011), Scenes: Words, Pictures, Music (2014), with Martin Metcalfe, and Climbable (2016).
Lach is the writer/performer and star of BBC Radio 4’s The Lach Chronicles. author of The Thin Book of Poems, composer of six albums and founder of the international music and art movement known as Antifolk.
Roy Møller, a member of Jesus, Baby!, a group put together by Michael Pedersen and fronted by Davy Henderson, published his first poetry collection in December, 2014 and, along with Paul Hullah, Møller is a contributor to Neu! Reekie! #UntitledTwo.
Martin Metcalfe is a musician and artist who held his fifth solo show, Outsider Trading in Edinburgh in November, 2016. Frontman of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, he then formed Angelfish with Shirley Manson. Currently he leads The Filthy Tongues, whose debut album Jacob’s Ladder, was released last year to enormous critical acclaim.