Talking all things love and money, this month Rally & Broad celebrates with two equally splendiferous bills of lyrical delight! From award-winning poets, authors and folk singers, to rising performance stars and new authors, this month’s R&B is not to be missed!
BELLA HARDY!! BBC Radio 4 Folk Singer of The Year (2014) with songs from new album With The Dawn. A prolific and ingenious artist, Bella Hardy’s new work documents the flux of life, good and bad, happy and sad. A must-see act of lyrical delight! “(With The Dawn is) nothing short of a masterpiece.” (The Sunday Times)
WILLIAM LETFORD!! William Letford is a former New Writer’s Award winner whose first collection Bevel was published by Carcanet Press in 2012. He is also a brilliant live reader and performer having toured nationally and internationally including as part of the Auld Enemies tour and Reel Iraq. He’s also a particular Rally & Broad favourite and we’re delighted to have him back after he headlined oor second ever show in Nov 2012. Yass!
EMMA JANE UNSWORTH!! Emma Jane Unsworth’s first novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything (Hidden Gem) won a Betty Trask Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Portico Prize 2012. Her short story ‘I Arrive First’ was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012 (Salt). She has worked as a journalist, a columnist for The Big Issue, and a barmaid. Her second novel Animals was published by Canongate in May 2014. “I wish I had written this book… Withnail with girls.” (Caitlin Moran)
FAITH ELIOTT!! Edinburgh-based artist and songwriter, Eliott is a favourite on the local acoustic scene with her unique songs and lyrics.
FREDDIE ALEXANDER!! In our New Voices slot this month, rising star of local performance events such as Soapbox and Loud Poets, Freddie Alexander! Freddie’s work is thoughtful, captivating and often humorous coupled with a raw talent that deserves tae be heard.
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