Three Cane Whale
with poets Annie Freud and Barbara Marsh
An evening of unusual and beautiful music and poetry
Saturday 17 January. Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner
Dinner from 6.30pm. Performance from 8pm
Phone 01308 459511 to book now!
A celebrated poet and performer herself, Annie Freud curates legendary evenings at Sladers Yard, drawing talented wordsmiths from far and wide to revitalise the age-old art of performing poetry live. The wonderful Three Cane Whale play some long-forgotten instruments in intricate magical pieces that seem to spring from the land itself.
Preceded by a delicious dinner cooked by Jacqueline Spendlow, the head chef at Sladers Yard’s acclaimed Licensed Café, the £15 dinner ticket price offers a choice from a short menu of wonderful seafood, meat and vegetarian main courses. Starters, desserts, cheese, delicious wines and liqueurs can be added as desired.
Three Cane Whale
Alex Vann – mandolin, bowed psaltery, music box, zither
, banjo, concertina
Pete Judge – trumpet, harmonium, lyre, glockenspiel, dulcitone , tenor horn
Paul Bradley – acoustic guitar, miniature harp
As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer). Their second album Holts and Hovers, recorded live in 20 different locations, is available from Amazon and iTunes etc.
‘Impressively original’ The Guardian
‘A magical journey’ Songlines
‘Simply beautiful’ R2
Watch Three Cane Whale playing in St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury.
More about Three Cane Whale.
One of this decade’s Next Generation Poets (named by the Poetry Book Society), Annie Freud’s eagerly awaited third collection of poems, The Remains, will be published later this year by Picador.
Born in London in 1948, she is the daughter of artist Lucian Freud, maternal grand-daughter of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, and the great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud. Her first full collection from Picador, The Best Man That Ever Was, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2007, and went on to receive the Glen Dimplex New Writers’ Award in the same year. Her second collection, The Mirabelles, was published by Picador in 2010 and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2011. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has a daughter, May.
Barbara Marsh lives and teaches in London. Born in Rhode Island, USA, she spent her childhood traversing America with her family due to her father’s Naval career. After university, she lived in New York City as a singer/songwriter (and bartender), making inroads into the Village music scene. She moved to London, where she eventually co-formed Anglo-American duo The Dear Janes; the band released three albums and toured Europe and the US. She is the author of the first book-length monograph of American poet Ruth Stone. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies and To the Boneyard is her first full collection.
‘A wonderful writer. In what she chooses to notice, she has the eye of a painter. I love her work.’ – John Stammers
Phone 01308 459511 to book your tickets now.