LEVERET with poets Tim Cumming and Annie Freud

Award-winning new folk band Leveret with

poets Annie Freud and Tim Cumming

“Sublime, exquisite music – don’t miss them” Martin Simpson

Thursday, 13 July.  Dinner from 6.30pm. Performance from 8pm.

Tickets £15 or £30 with dinner

Phone 01308 459511 to book.

Sladers Yard is delighted to present an exceptional new band of brilliant musicians with two powerful performing poets preceded by a delicious dinner.

Leveret 2 webLeveret features three of England’s finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists.  Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

Leveret3Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field.  Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary.  The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound which is warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing.
Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Musician of the Year’,thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy’s Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting is a two-time winner of that award, and as well as his new trio with Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr currently performs with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry.  Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others.

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Annie Freud is a poet, teacher and artist, renowned for her live performances. Her first collection The Best Man That Ever Was (Picador 2007) received a Poetry Book Society recommendation and was awarded the Dimplex Prize for New Writing. The Mirabelles (Picador 2010), was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize. Her third collection The Remains (Picador 2015) was also awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Annie Freud has been named by the Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets 2014. Born in London in 1948, she is the daughter of painter Lucian Freud, maternal grand-daughter of sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, and the great-grand-daughter of Sigmund Freud. She lives in Dorset with her husband and has a daughter, May. 

tim cumming by andy morgan 2012Poet and painter Tim Cumming returns to Sladers Yard with his latest collection, Rebel Angels in the Mind Shop, from Australia’s Pitt Street Poetry. Cumming is described by Julian Stannard in Poetry London as: “a cosmic poet of his own making, cutting out the inane blather. And, thanks to the energy of the writing, a poetry of ideas and psychogeographic verve, he carries it off.” Tim Cumming exhibited art and poetry at Sladers Yard in 2013-14, and has performed here with Annie Freud and the acclaimed trio Three Cane Whale. He has published seven poetry collections since 1991. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. His film poems have been shown in cinemas and at festivals worldwide and in 2007 he made the acclaimed Hawkwind: Do Not Panic documentary for BBCTV. He grew up in Corfe Mullen and Iwerne Minster in Dorset and now visits often from London.

Before the performance, Sladers Yard’s celebrated Licensed Café will be serving an appetizing dinner. The £15 set price includes a full main course from a choice of seafood, free-range meat or vegetarian. Wonderful desserts, cheese and all kinds of drinks are all available.

Please phone 01308 459511 to book.

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