Ian McMillan

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Between You and Me

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air!

‘great double act and thoroughly enjoyed by all the audience’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

‘one of the best evenings of entertainment I have ever experienced’ Clwyd Theatre Cymru

‘A triumph. Ian and Luke were superb, a great night all round’ Westhead Village Hall

‘a high energy performance magically using the meaning and sounds of words with some delightful

gentle music. The audience had a smile to take home’ Norton in Hales Jubilee Hall

‘up there with the very best I’ve seen’ BURC, Spittall

‘MAGNIFICENT’ Belper Arts Festival

‘the best thing I’ve seen in 19 years’ Lockington Village Hall

‘the Village Hall itself shook with laughter’ Oldbury

‘the verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric

Morecambe’ Frome Festival

‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw

‘world-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers’ Carol Ann Duffy

Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show The Verb. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes (C4). He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.

@IMcMillan www.ian-mcmillan.co.uk

Luke Carver Goss has recorded & performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic, jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’s Centenary. ‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound... British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian His Last Train to Elvet for Durham Brass Festival & Tredegar Town Band - ‘a journey rich in emotional range pulled off with the most delicate and intricately woven touch’ Colin Robson, Durham County Arts Officer - follows Pure Gold: a 4X4 relay for the Cultural Olympiad, Homing In for The Sage Gateshead and compositions for Black Dyke Brass Band, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Birmingham Contemporary Music

Group. www.lukecarvergoss.co.uk

‘joyous … great wit’ (4 star)Songlines

‘strikingly original’ (4-star) Maverick

‘from poignant historical nostalgia to broad comedy and cosmopolitan rap … Masterly.’ fROOTS Magazine

‘poetic lyricism … novel sounds … tender music’ Birmingham Post

‘plenty of bizarre and lush’ Sheffield Telegraph

‘An early contender for album of the year’ www.therealmusician.com

‘From the moment Ian bounds on to the stage and introduces the person who will then introduce him and Luke, it is a non-stop high energy flow of humour, music and poetry. Luke’s songs and musicianship are tender, sometimes witty and often accompanied by Ian’s poems as a low key Barnsley rap. Everyone went home happy.’ Ashbourne Arts Festival

‘ never met a performer who was so at ease with his audience’ Square Chapel Halifax

‘we have definitely kept the tickets to prove we were there’ Square Chapel Halifax

‘You can come again’ Lockington Village Hall


Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan appearing at this event

Ian McMillan has been a poet, broadcaster, commentator and programme maker for over 20 years; he is a surreal and spontaneous performer who is enjoyed by all. Perhaps best known for being Barnsley FC's Poet in Residence and Yorkshire TV's Investigative Poet, Ian is also Humberside Police's Beat Poet - the world's first poet-in-residence with a police force - where he amasses a lively collection of poems and perspectives from the police and their clients.

See 3 tour dates featuring Ian McMillan

Luke Carver Goss

Composer & accordionist with Szapora.

See 2 tour dates featuring Luke Carver Goss

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