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The poems of William Blake set to the guitar arrangements of Nick Drake
The music of Nick Drake has become a national treasures. Both timeless and priceless, the songs shed all the tears of life within their fragile yet perfect lines.
During his time at Cambridge, Nick studied and became particularly enchanted with the poetry of William Blake 1757 –1827 - also largely unrecognised during his lifetime. Blake’s influence runs like a warm stream throughout Nick’s music.
A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist, Keith James paralysed the whole country with his highly acclaimed and stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs Of Nick Drake. As a way of continuing his devotion and evaluation, Keith has set a powerful collection of Blake’s poems to Nick’s guitar arrangements, featuring his tunings, fluent technique and instinctual sense of melancholy.
The second half of the concert is a song by song, complete performance of Nick Drake’s first Album ‘Five Leaves Left’.
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Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Bookings: 0844 576 2210