The Under Ground Theatre is branching out in several new directions this year and another 'first' will be taking place on the afternoon of Saturday 6th April - a Songwriter's Circle.
The basic idea is that three singer-songwriters take it in turns to play and talk about their songs, perhaps helping each other out with harmonies or additional instrumentation if they can pick up the work quickly enough (of if they rehearsed earlier!) I was lucky to catch a few Songwriter's Circle gigs televised on BBC4 which included artists like Fran Healy, Justin Currie and KT Tunstall. It was fascinating to see how the different musicians reacted and added to each other's work, and also to hear their shared reminiscences.
The Under Ground's circle will comprise of Ron Turner (who is organising the event), Chris Liddiard and Tim Izzard (both of Cornflower Blue). Cornflower Blue will also be playing for the Coffee Morning session on the same day (10:00-12:00) launching the My Cool Sixties month with a selection of songs from 1963.
Under Ground Theatre, Sat 6th April 13.30 - 15.30.