The Golden Hour is going on the road again. We’re all ferociously excited to be heading to the highlands and islands, to be gigging in beautiful spaces with new and old friends and we do hope you or your friends will join us. It is going to be a mega-hot series of shows with the best poetry, prose and music we can muster. If you have friends nearby where we’re going, please tell them to visit us. Fans of The Golden Hour know we don’t disappoint! All the details are below. We hope to see you. xxl

The Golden Hour Highland TOUR!

Join us for a literary cabaret which has played to sold-out audiences in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, London and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is poetry and prose, original eclectic songs and visual amazement. It is physical and mental. It is a reading. It is a gig. It is a party.


Readers / Writers:
Ryan Van Winkle – poems & stories from the Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library.
Ericka Duffy – Southern (Ontario) Gothic fiction & Poetry
Jason Morton – Shouts from the barroom floor.
Jane Flett – winner of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and seamstress of many fetching stories

Music / Song Writers:
Billy Liar – starter of many a folk-punk riot
Hailey Beavis – an angelic voice, but devilish on six strings
Jed Milroy – bouncin’ bluegrass from the banjo balladeer
Toby Mottershead – a rare solo set from the Black Diamond Express frontman. Old time rock n’ roll goes stomp box blues.

Special Guests:

@ Moniack Mhor:
Chiew-Siah Tei – new fiction.
John Glenday – The poet launches his crazy shining diamond – Grain.

@ Ullapool
Jon Miller – the poet, musician and Tom Waits fan graces us.

@ Aberdeen
Sarah J Stanley – big songs on a tiny uke

Tour Dates

* 25 March  
Glenurquhart High, Drumnadrochit

1.45 – 2.45pm
Moniack Mhor – Teavarran, Kiltarlity, Beauly
Special guests: Chiew-Siah Tei & John Glenday

NB: John Glenday is one of my favourite poets and he produced the most stunning and quietly beautiful book of the past year. If you have not bought Grain – do buy it. It is the real deal and everything that poetry should be. You can hear my interview with him here:

Listen now…

* 26 March
Stornoway Library, 19 Cromwell St.
5.30 – 7pm

* 27 March
The Ceilidh Place 12-14 West Argyle Street, Ullapool
£5 entry (Free Stolen Stories Book for ALL!)
Special guest: Jon Miller – the poet, musician and Tom Waits fan graces us.

• 28 March
The Blue Angel – Findhorn – The Park, Universal Hall, Findhorn / Forres, Morayshire

* 29 March
Blue Lamp – Aberdeen – 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BU
Special guest: Sarah J Stanley – big songs on a tiny uke.