Poet and musician team up to tell a long distance love story

Musician Travels by Telephone and poet Henry Raby
13 Feb 2014 @ 11.34 am
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Musician Travels by Telephone and poet Henry Raby
Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? Travels by Telephone and poet Henry Raby

A York poet and musician bring their new show of words and music to the Black Swan on Saturday (February 15).

Practise Patience is a show which combines spoken word, poetry and sweet acoustic folk music to form a fresh and beautiful story,” says York poet Henry Raby.

His words are fused with the gentle folk music of Travels By Telephone, aka Jamie Wilson.

Together they tell a sweet and touching, non-gender-specific love story which explores what it means to wait for someone.

“it will leave you feeling warm, enthused and keen to make that important phone call to the person living far away,” Henry said.

Practise Patience evolved through 2013, featuring work-in-progress performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, and in Easingold and Selby at the Little Festivals as part of York Theatre Royal’s On Our Turf project.

Henry and Jamie are proud and excited to bring their show to their home town of York and a friendly crowd.

The evening also features:

  • Floating Bear – Tom from T-Shirt Weather playing melancholic folk music
  • Genevieve Carver, a poet and spoken word artist based in Sheffield
  • Pessimister – Will Tapply of Print Beast fame pings over from Leeds to play super uke folk songs.

Practise Patience is at the Black Swan Inn, Peasholme Green, York, with doors opening at 7.30pm and the first act on at 8pm. Price £3 on the door.