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Rally & Broad has said goodbye.

After four glorious Seasons of bringing words, music and lyrical delight to audiences all around Scotland, Rally & Broad presented its final cabarets in Edinburgh and Glasgow in June 2016.

Rally (Jenny Lindsay) and Broad  (Rachel McCrum) would like to thank the artists, the Rally & Broad team, the literary and spoken word community in Scotland, and most of all, the audiences for their wonderful support over the past four years.

It’s been beautiful. Ladies & gentlemen, we have been Rally & Broad (2012 – 2016).

Rachel & Jenny

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  • To contact Jenny Lindsay about performances, commissions, event organising and hosting, workshops and for information about Flint & Pitch Productions and other future projects, email jennylindsay@gmail.com.

 

  • To contact Rachel McCrum about performances, commissions, event organising and hosting, workshops and for information about cinepoems and other future projects, email rachel_mccrum@hotmail.com.

 

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Future Projects from Jenny & Rachel (aka Rally & Broad)

In which Rally (Jenny Lindsay) and Broad (Rachel McCrum) let you know what they’re going to be up to, now that Rally & Broad is drawing to a close. The final tix are flying out the door, pals – Edina  is sold out in advance (but with a limited number available on the door): there are still a few left for Glasgow on Sunday 19th June, with AL Kennedy, A New International, Jonnie Common, Colin McGuire, Roseanne Reid and Georgia Barlett-McNeil!

Once More, With Feeling! Oh yes… xx

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‘Once More, With Feeling!’ – Glasgow edition. And the very last one.

Rally & Broad ‘Once More, With Feeling!’ – Sunday 19th June, Stereo, Glasgow. 230pm – 530pm. Tix in advance here or £6 on the door. [We’re selling like hotcakes though, pals, so do get them in advance!]. And seeing out Rally & Broad in the finest of style…AL Kennedy! A New International! Jonnie Common! Colin McGuire! Roseanne Reid! And Georgia Bartlett-McNeill! 

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Playing ukeles with fencing foils and reading Harry Potter upside down…how far Rally & Broad has come from those innocent halycon days of 2012… 🙂

Oh, lads, this is it. THE VERY LAST RALLY & BROAD, IN GLASGOWTOWN. Come and say hello, say goodbye? It’s been a beautiful four years, and we are thankful to each and everyone who has made it so special. We’d love to see you one last time, for spraffling, waffling and raffling galore.

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And helping us send everything off in righteously beautiful style…

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‘Once more, with feeling!’ – Last EVER Edinburgh Show!

Rally & Broad ‘Once More With Feeling!’, Friday 17th June. The Bongo Club, Edinburgh, tix £5 in advance here or £6 on the door [a note though…they’re fair flying out, so if you’re planning to come along, book yer place in advance! xx]. With Don Paterson! Maud the Moth! Caroline Bird! Lara Williams! Paper Rifles! The most epic raffle of all time! And Rally & Broad, spraffling their last… 

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Hello dear pals, comrades, wonderful folk,

Look at those fresh faces! Way back when, in the mists of 2012, that was Rally & Broad. We always do love a bench.

Ladies and gentlefolk, this is our LAST EVER EDINBURGH CABARET. We have had such a glorious, generous, shining 4 years with Rally & Broad, and we would like to thank everyone who has sailed along with it, and helped to make it so special. Come help us see it off in fine style? Ah, go on…

And helping us to say au revoir, adieu and goodbye, these shining stunners…

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An Announcement from Rally & Broad HQ

Dearest folks,

We hope this finds you very well. This is a very special announcement from Rally & Broad Towers!


Over the past four years, Rally & Broad has been showcasing the best of Scotland-based spoken word, new authors, new voices and more lyrical delight and musical goodness than we could possibly quantify, and we have been utterly delighted to do so.


But, ladies and gentlemen, it befalls us this fair morning to announce that this will be the last ever Season of Rally & Broad. Our June shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow will see Rally & Broad’s last cabarets – and we’re going out with a BANG!


We have seen Rally & Broad grow from humble beginnings at the Counting House in 2012 to stellar monthly shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow and further afield; growing our wonderful team; delighting in seeing the audiences come back month after month; and being so thrilled to be able to provide a platform to some of the best Scottish and international artists out there. We’ve laughed, cried, swooned, and eaten a lot of biscuits along the way. It’s been wonderful.

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We wouldn’t change a single thing about the last four years (except that night we did shots of cherry bourbon after the December 2014 show. Brutal, brutal times….), but the time has come to hang up our matching kimonos and say adieu to Rally & Broad. We want to bring Rally & Broad to a glorious close, riding high. We – Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum – will both be pursuing different passions in and for the spoken word scene in Scotland, which we so thoroughly adore. Also, Broad and Rally would dearly love to go for a long walk up a beautiful hill before lying down in the long grass to eat peaches (for a few years, at least).

 

 

 

However! We ain’t going quietly, ladsour final shows are absolute firecrackers!

See the lineups below and get yer tickets bought now (click through the links…). Oh come, do come along…

  • Edinburgh! Fri 20th May, 7pm, Bongo Club! With… Black Doves! Paula Varjack! Harry Giles! Kirsty Law! Sam Small!
  • Glasgow! Sun 22nd May, 230pm, Stereo!  With…Karine Polwart! Christopher Brookmyre! Denise Mina! TV JOY! Michelle Fisher! 

And for our last shows – OUR VERY LAST SHOWS – we’ll be doing it ‘Once More, With Feeling…’

  • Edinburgh! Friday 17th June, The Bongo Club, 7pm.  With…Don Paterson! Caroline Bird! Maud the Moth! Lara Williams! Paper Rifles! 
  • Glasgow! Sunday 19th June, Stereo, 230pm. With…AL Kennedy! A New International! Jonnie Common! McGuire! Roseanne Reid! Georgia Bartlett-McNeill! 

(With an After-Party in Glasgow after the show, of course… ;))

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We will also have one last Rally & Broad Masterclass weekend, with the incredibly talented poet, performer and playwright Caroline Bird on 25th – 27th November at the beautiful Moniack Mhor – see details and booking here .  We’re also both delighted to be part of the fantastic, ambitious and wonderful Scottish Schools Poetry Slam project, brought to you by the team at Confab, which will be running September and October 2016. (More info here)

 

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Phew! Well. Aye. There you go. So. Aye.

We’d like to thank you, lovely, awesome audiences; everyone who has ever performed on the Rally & Broad stage; and our wonderful R&B team for all your support over the last four years. We couldn’t have done it without you; we wouldn’t have dreamed that we could. It’s been quite a time, lads, quite a time.

Please do come join us and toast Rally & Broad, and all who have sailed in her. We hope to see you at some of the last shows.

All our love. All  of it. Really.

Rachel & Jenny

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Rally & Broad: BOOKED! @ Clydebank Town Hall!

Afternoon! A heads-up that on MONDAY 16TH MAY Rally & Broad will be taking a merry team of lyrical delightfulness to Clydebank Town Hall for the wonderful BOOKED! festival! Check out our shiny line-up below!  Tickets are only £5 and we’re thrilled to be taking our show to a new place!

We hope to see you there, with Chrissy Barnacle, A New International, Malachy Tallack and Kevin Gilday! Tickets here: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/BOOKED2016

More on the line-up!

A New International!

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 Lush, poetic, bittersweet romanticism; an evocative mixture of cinematic strings, circus lights, carnival and cabaret, music hall, gypsy, chanson, a little bit of folk, a little bit of flamenco, yet with pop at its beating heart – welcome to the world of Glasgow’s finest, A New International.www.anewinternational.com

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Ye Dancin’? – Rally & Broad, Glasgow.

Rally & Broad present…Ye Dancin’?! Sunday May 22, Stereo Cafe Bar, Renfield Lane, Glasgow. Doors at 230pm, fin by 530pm. With Karine Polwart, Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina, TV JOY and Michelle Fisher. Tickets £6 on the door or £5 in advance via Eventbrite

We are most definitely askin’, darlinks. It’s our penultimate shows of Season 4, these beauties, and it’s time for a burl. Kick up your heels, come celebrate with us in Glasgow on a Sunday afternoon. Ours is a whiskey tango foxtrot.

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Helping us oot for the afternoon, this fine and wonderful bunch!

We are DELIGHTED to present…

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Ye Dancin’? – Rally & Broad, Edinburgh, May 20th.

Rally & Broad ‘Ye Dancin’ – Friday May 20th, 7pm, The Bongo Club, Edinburgh. With…Paula Varjack! Black Doves! Harry Giles! Kirsty Law! Sam Small! £6 on the door or £5 in advance here

Oh, because we are most certainly askin’, comrades.

These are our penultimate shows of Season 4, and they are cracking. Time to get your feet, bodies, hearts and souls to tapping. We’ll see you on the floor. Ours is a rhumba and coke. 😉

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Joining us to make merry, this band of beautiful rogues! We’ll be welcoming to the stage…

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Rally & Broad Masterclass Showcase!

Thursday 14th April, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. 630 – 8pm. Tickets £3/£2, available on the door or in advance here.

With performances from… Gayle Black, Gavin Cameron, Adam Cheshire, Rosanna Hall, Hannah Lavery, Katharine MacFarlane, Colin McGuire, Lorna Simpson, Fiona Stirling, Angela Strachan, Agnes Torok and Mairi-Claire Traynor!

 

The Masterclasses!

In Spring 2016, Rally & Broad ran two weekend long masterclasses at the Scottish Poetry Library, with two of the most acclaimed poet-performers working in the UK today – Francesca Beard and Ross Sutherland.

The aim was to respond to a call for development for spoken word, poetry and performance in Scotland, to provide opportunities for artists from all backgrounds to explore new ways of presenting and writing for the stage, and to learn from some of the best around. In February, Francesca’s workshop focussed on ways to explore, clarify and expand the onstage persona, how we engage with audiences, and how to develop ideas into full blown shows. In April, Ross looked at turning traditional notions of spoken word upside down and inside out; of fraying the edges of the poem and letting them bleed into areas of broadcasting, videopoetry, installations and even conceptual art. A LOT of fun was had by all…

The Event!

On Thursday 14 April, we’re delighted to present short performances from the participants, showcasing some of the new skills and explorations that they took away from the weekends. It’s a cornucopia of exciting new voices in Scotland – come and see what they’ve got!

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The event will run 630pm – 8pm at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. Tickets are £3/£2 on the door, or in advance via Eventbrite here.

There will be a donations bar and plenty of post-showcase chat and merriment. Come down and celebrate these awesome new voices!

 

Love, Rally & Broad. xx

‘We Could Be Heroes’ – Glasgow

‘We Could Be Heroes’, Sunday 24th April, Stereo, Glasgow. Tickets £6 on the door or in advance here. With…Jo Clifford! Spook School! Scott Tyrrell! Viv Gee! Imogen Islay Hay!

 

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Just a couple of kooks…hello pals. April’s shows are about celebrating – not just all things Ziggy, Aladdin, The Thin White Duke and, of course, JARETH THE GOBLIN KING – but all our heroes, inspirations, shining stars. And joining us on stage to just this end…

 

…JO CLIFFORD!

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Jo is known as one of Scotland’s leading playwrights. She has written about 80 performed scripts in just about every dramatic medium, some of which have been performed all over the world, including LOSING VENICE, LIGHT IN THE VILLAGE and THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE.

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