Rally & Broad presents…’You Probably Think This Song Is About You’
Friday 18th April, The Counting House, West Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. Doors at 7.30pm, £5.
Comrades! Rally &Broad’s April edition is all about YOU.
All about you, but featuring the following awesome poets, performers, raconteurs and general wonders! But it’s still about you. Honestly Featuring Caroline Bird, Kite & The Crane, Jack Webb, McGuire and the lovely Sarah Stewart. And you. YOU, over there. In your apricot scarf. And your strategically dipped hat. And your funny walk at parties.
We are thrilled to have Caroline Bird back to R&B. Caroline was born in 1986 and grew up in Leeds before moving to London in 2001. She has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize twice in 2008 and 2010 and was the youngest writer on the list both times. She has also won an Eric Gregory Award (2002) and the Foyle Young Poet of the Year award two years running (1999, 2000) Her fourth collection, The Hat-Stand Union, was described by Simon Armitage as ‘spring-loaded, funny, sad and deadly.’
For several years, Jack Webb has steadily received increasing attention and appreciation as a dancer, choreographer, performer and teacher from critics, producers,dance agencies and audience in the UK and Europe, becoming one of Scotland’s leading dance artists.
“A compellingly charismatic performer” The Heral
“Startling and original” The Skinny
McGuire is a 31 year old thin Glaswegian man, touch giddy in the head, sometimes poet of mangled form and dirty prose. He has produced a collection of poetry and short stories, Riddle With Errors with Clydeside Press, published his first pamphlet, Everybody lie down and no one gets hurt, with Red Squirrel Press, and is currently working on a third collection, combing poetry and short stories. He was a finalist in the BBC Fringe Festival Slam 2013, and performs widely in and around Scotland and the UK.
KITE & THE CRANE!
Rally & Broad favourites, Kite & The Crane are an indie-folk band based in Edinburgh. Their music tells stories, with rich harmonies, soaring vocals, quirky percussion and beautiful lyrics.
Sarah Stewart is an author, editor and director of The Lighthouse Literary Consultancy. Her first children’s book will be published by Stripes next May, and her poetry has appeared in Anon, Mslexia, The Pickled Body and The Scotsman.
And, as ever, hosted by yer congenial hosts, Jenny Lindsay & Rachel McCrum!
(it’s still all about you. All of it. Just you)