Edgy Afternoon Of Musical Verse

More usually associated with the kind of raw beauty braved by dog walkers and wandering mattresses, Skye Edge is now the location for an ambitious piece of musical poetry…
Hot on the heels of Richard Hawley’s reclaimation of the spot with his latest album, now local poet Sally Goldsmith is reinventing the windswept Sheffield setting as the setting for a live reading of her Sheffield-set collection ‘Big Sky – Stories from the Edge’ accompanied with full live orchestra and choir.
Goldsmith’s curated stories about lending washing machines, pigeon fanciers and telly licence dodging will be accompanied by guests including Pete ‘Fingers’ Jackson – who, in another Hawley link is Richard’s uncle – as well as bassist in The Hillbilly Cats and guest in blues legend Frank White’s band.
There’s also an outdoor audio trail and a map designed by Sound Artist Cat McEvoy. All of which might go a way towards making us think of rather different musical highlights next time someone mentions The Edge.
‘Big Sky – Stories from the Edge’ happens Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2012 at 3pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Freedom Studios. Ring Deborah on 01274-730077 or e-mail hello@freedomstudios.co.uk to book.

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