Cahal Dallat, poet-musician and current Charles Causley Trust and Literature Works sponsored writer in residence at Cyprus Well, will appear at The Charles Causley Festival next weekend.
Cahal will talk about and illustrate his latest project to create new settings of Charles Causley’s poems. Influenced by a range of sources – from street ballads, Gaelic laments and baroque compositions (Causley’s Cornish/West-Country and wider British and Celtic heritage) to jazz, blues, 60s folk songs, and the 30s and 40s dance-band numbers he once played locally – these sounds and styles place Causley at the heart of modern life, of contemporary concerns. Cahal will illustrate his talk with music (on piano, mandolin, accordion, flute) and will be joined by his wife, poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, reading excerpts from Causley’s poems, prose, life and letters.
When: 3rd June 2017, 5 – 6 pm.
Where: Launceston Town Hall