All new Stroud Story Cabaret this March
Bethany Porter and Richard Selby perform The Mouth of the Night: the Giant's Daughter and other songs and stories
All this and more on 20 March 2013 at The Hall, Gloucester Street, StroudThis performance is a collaboration between two well established performers of folk song and folk story. The centre piece is a performance of The Giant’s Daughter or The Battle Of The Birds, weaving music and song into this multi layered wonder tale from the Celtic tradition; it is a classic quest and trials story encompassing many themes. The music for the piece is self composed and arranged from traditional folk song by Bethany, the storytelling by Richard. The performance includes other collaborative pieces, and a number of Bethany’s Songs. This will be the fifth outing for The Mouth Of The Night - three previous performances sold out., so snap up your tickets fast!
Bethany Porter is a classically trained cellist and singer. An accomplished songwriter, she fronts her own band: Beth Porter and the Availables, whose debut recording is due later this year. She also plays and records with The Eliza Carthy Band and has performed with many other folk acts including Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Newton Faulkner and Reg Meuross. Beth plays with The Bookshop Band and with The Stringbeans (her own string quartet). www.bethporter.co.uk
Richard Selby is a compelling storyteller. He has appeared in the Bath Literature Festival several times both as a solo performer and with Fire Springs, Storytellers of Bath. He has also featured at a variety of other festivals and venues and runs the highly successful Bath based What A Performance! a monthly evening of words, poetry, music and the unlikely. His second book will be published later this year; his first, The Fifth Quarter was published in 2008. www.richardselby.co.uk
“Richard Selby and Bethany Porter’s recital “The Mouth of the Night” was a totally compelling mixture of story-telling, music played on cello and ukelele and enchanting songs. A wonderful evening!” – Ian Burton, writer
Also performing ... YOU! This is event is also YOUR chance to shine. Floor spots welcomed – bring a story, song or poem – or just come to listen. Floor spots should be ten minutes or less, and the only rule is no reading is allowed!
Refreshments will be available from Star Anise Arts Cafe
Wednesday 20 March
The Hall (British School), Open House, Gloucester St., Stroud
Bookings: £6 (£5 concs) 01453 834793