2021: Event 2

(2) Cave Songs  –  Paul Henry
& Brian Briggs (Stornoway)

Thursday 15th April | 4pm | Free

Following their recent, acclaimed collaboration, The Glass Aisle, Brian and Paul reunite for a montage of poetry and songsExploring borders between the two genres, their work moves between darkness and light, loss and celebration. Don’t miss this musical reunion between two major talents in poetry and music who have appeared at festivals and events nationwide. 

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The Festival is organising the bookselling in partnership with bookshop.org. There’s an expanded range of Festival titles for each event available from our bookshop.org affiliate shop. Take a look at them here. If you buy from our shop, you are supporting the Festival, the writers, the publishers, and, thanks to the way bookshop.org operates, independent booksellers generally.

Paul Henry looking away from the camera, smiling.

Paul Henry

Paul Henry came to poetry through songwriting. His poetry has been widely anthologised and translated. He’s guest-edited Poetry Wales and presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4. His next collection, The Boys in the Branches, will be published by Seren in 2022.    

“One of the most important Welsh poets now writing.“ – Carol Ann Duffy

Brian Briggs holding a guitar, smiling.

Brian Briggs

Brian Briggs is the singer/songwriter for the band Stornoway. Stornoway have toured worldwide and enjoyed main stage appearances at festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Isle of Wight. Their four acclaimed albums and three EPs combine Brian‘s two great passions of music and nature.

Paul Henry & Brian Briggs – The Glass Aisle download/cd

Paul Henry – The Glass Aisle
ISBN-13: 9781781724408

Paul Henry – The Brittle Sea: New and Selected Poems
ISBN-13: 9781854115249