15 December RACKER DONNELLY and KATH TAIT + floor spots: performance poet Racker Donnelly, former Irish Times Speaker of the Year, shares the spotlight with Kath Tait, satirical singer-songwriter from New Zealand. Expect inspired word play and sharply observed tales of everyday absurdity.
Advance tickets £8 Tickets on the door £10
Watch Kath Tait perform “Lentils”:
Kath Tait, originally from New Zealand and now living in London, is a singer/ songwriter who takes her inspiration from the general chaos of modern life ..
and from her extensive employment and marital history (involving many husbands and dayjobs!) Her songs are sharply observed, laconic tales of everyday absurdity. Her stage act combines deadpan delivery with melodic guitar work and lyrics that are humorous, profound and outrageous. She has performed in New Zealand, Australia and Britain at folk music festivals, literature festivals, poetry clubs and acoustic clubs.
Kath has released several albums and 2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of her first collection of original songs.
Poet Racker Donnelly has performed at many music, comedy, poetry, arts, folk & story clubs and festivals in Ireland, the UK, Australia and the United States.
Racker has been the featured poet on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live and he posts a rhyming “Rackeen” every day on Twitter and Facebook. His racks and songs, mostly comic and many of them commissioned by Irish national radio, are about sheep, smoking, tennis, oysters, Joyce, horses, midsummer, politics, Christmas, swans, Yeats, football, Dracula, Cameron, Goldilocks, Irish proverbs, English history, and whatever you’re having yourself. He has issued two CDs – Rhymes of the Racker and On the Rack.
Watch Racker Donnelly giving an inspired rendition of Robert Service’s “The Ballad Of Casey’s Billy Goat”:
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- 15 December 2013 7:45 pmKATH TAIT with "songs of social realism with humour" and Irish performance poet RACKER DONNELLY