Ó Bhéal - Cork Jazz Festival : Keith Armstrong and The Honeyfeet
Readings will last between 30-45 minutes after which there will be the usual open-mic session. Be sure to come early to get good seats.
The night begins with a Poetry Challenge between 8.30 pm and 9 pm.
Keith Armstrong was born in Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has worked as a community development worker, poet, librarian and publisher. He now resides in the seaside town of Whitley Bay, is coordinator of the Northern Voices creative writing and community publishing project which specialises in recording the experiences of people in the North East of England. Keith often works and travels with folk-musicians from North East England, and he has written the lyrics for an album, Bleeding Sketches, by folk-rock band The Whisky Priests, with whom he has toured extensively in The Netherlands. Keith will be reciting a series of ‘jazz poems’ to the rhythms of The Honeyfeet.
The Honeyfeet are a jazz trio who hail from Manchester. Alabaster de Plume (saxophone) is also a solo artist and poet and has performed both music and poetry at numerous festivals and venues including at Ó Bhéal in 2007. Samuel J ‘Double Bass’ Buckley and Rick Warren (harmonica) are also members of a band called Ernies Rhythm Section.
Venue: Ó Bhéal is held in the Hayloft, upstairs at The Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork, Ireland
Time: 9.30 pm
T: 085 712 6299
Posted by keith armstrong at 9:45 pm