Paul Henry & Brian Briggs (Stornoway) present The Glass Aisle: Poems and Songs
An astonishing collaboration which brings together two major talents in poetry and music. Poet Paul Henry reads poems from his collections The Brittle Sea and Boy Running (Shortlisted for the Wales Book Of The Year Award 2016) and performs new and old songs with acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the band Stornoway.
Paul and Brian will then perform their collaboration The Glass Aisle, a long poem with songs set on a stretch of canal above Crickhowell. Two presences loom in the poem: Marconi, who conducted his experiments for radio on this particular part of the canal, and an old union workhouse, now converted into houses.
With its songs composed ‘out of the poem’, and brought to life in Brian’s clear tenor this work breaks down the borders between the poem and the song lyric while offering a haunting elegy to the displaced.