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March Madness at the GH… 23 March

March 18, 2011

The Golden Hour – 23 March – FREE

This month we’ve got a spectacular line-up of bands and exciting new writers — all fresh to the GH stage!

23 March – The Forest – BYOB – FREE – 8pm

Featuring:

Amy Yang – New voice, new poems.
Morag Edward — dark modern Scottish urban fiction. See her writings – here.
Robin J. Thompson — Leave Your humanity at the door. Robin launches “Leave Your humanity at the door.”
Jen and the Gents — Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.
Panda Su — raw emotional honesty and blunt lyricism framed with an impressive array of strange and wonderful instruments.
The Chans — unstoppable, upbeat Scottish Soul Music! Boom!

Extrava-StAnza! Wed. 16th…

March 15, 2011

Join the Golden Hour up in St Andrews at StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival.

We’ll be brining a lively programme of poetry and music with Ryan Van Winkle + guests.

March 16th, 2011
7:30-9pm
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews
Free! Free! Free!

Readings by:

Ryan Van Winkle — Long stories and short poems from The Scottish Poetry Library’s Reader in Residence. His book ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ was recently published by Salt.

William Letford — Poet. Roofer. Gentleman. He will feature in the forthcoming anthologies: New Poetries 5 (Carcanet), and Scotland – The Wave of Change.

Music By:

Hailey Beavis — subtle guitar, a bed for a voice, both personal and touching.

John Langan Band — an extravagant, eclectic three-piece melding Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music into a remarkably high-octane and super big sound.

Also – since we know you can’t get enough of us, after the party is the AFTERPARTY:

Golden Hour After Hour Party

10pm,

Aikman’s on Bell Street, St Andrews

Hailey Beavis – angel-voiced mama getting devilish on 6 strings.

John Langan Band – extravagant, eclectic three-piece melding celtic, balkan, gypsy swing and progressive music

Can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!

Golden Hour Goes Stanza – March 16

March 2, 2011

THE GOLDEN HOUR goes to StAnza!

A lively programme of poetry and music with Ryan Van Winkle and guests.

March 16th, 2011
7:30-9pm
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street,
St Andrews
Free! Free! Free!

Readings by:

Ryan Van Winkle — Long stories and short poems from The Scottish Poetry Library’s Reader in Residence. His book ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ was recently published by Salt.

William Letford — Poet. Roofer. Gentleman. He will feature in the forthcoming anthologies: New Poetries 5 (Carcanet), and Scotland – The Wave of Change.

Music By:

Hailey Beavis — subtle guitar, a bed for a voice, both personal and touching.

John Langan Band — an extravagant, eclectic three-piece melding Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy swing, and progressive music into a remarkably high-octane and super big sound.





See you in St Andrews!


Golden Hour Gets Lyrical in Feb!

February 7, 2011

THE GOLDEN HOUR gets lyrical!

with performances by writers with work that sings and bands who provide thought provoking words with brilliant chops.

February 16th, 2011
8pm
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)

Words:

Kei Miller – sings a song of light.

Jim Carruth – Scotland’s leading rural poet brings the lyric.

Rodge Glass – The novelist who fronts a band.

Music:

Burnt Island – folk pop laments!

Endor – They sing and play drums, guitars, glockenspiel, harmonica, melodica, organ, rhodes, portasound , sticks and stones. They like science, books and the flashing of cameras.

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Manje – time travellers/musicians on a quest to discover altered states of musical adventures.


Let’s get Lyrical!

Golden Hour – Winter Warmer.

December 9, 2010

THE GOLDEN HOUR gets fa-la-la-la festive!

December 15th, 2010
8pm
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)

Words:

Samuel Taradash + Jarred McGinnis – Release a special double chapbook, boom!

Jason Morton – the annual roar

Tim Turnbull – Beware the tinselled Succubus

Ben Lancaster – Live from Canada with Holiday Tidings.

Music:

Pockets & Alex — Fantastic Uke Boogies!!!

Forest Choir – A full chorale opens their lungs.

John Langan Band – Do you like the party?

Oct. 20 – 2010 – Open Door vs The Golden Hour

October 18, 2010

THE GOLDEN HOUR!  Year of Open Doors Party!

October 20th, 2010
8pm
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)

Words:

Sophie Cooke – will not hurt you.

Kevin MacNeil – gets behind the method actor’s mask.

Doug Johnstone – actually doesn’t mind the taste of soap, thank you very much.

Music:

Caro Bridges – music + words = songs

Small Feet Little Toes – a solo acoustic performance – strum strum, sing sing

White Heath – brings the heavy metal thunder!


We open doors for YOU!

Golden Hour — September 22nd, 2010 – FREE

September 20, 2010

THE GOLDEN HOUR!

September 22nd, 2010
8pm
Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Pl
Free! Free! Free! (byob)

WITH….

Michel Faber — Novelist & accidental Train Spotter brings stories.

Lorraine Mccauley Trio — featuring Guitar / Vocals, Cello / Glockenspiel , Viola / Mandolin and Accordion. It is atmospheric, melodic, lyrically beautiful, haunting and mostly gentle.

Michael Pedersen — award-winning lexical butter churner and fluffy maned man.

screen kids — power comes out and at you.

Nalini Paul – new chapbook

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Ottersgear – get in!


See you there!



The GH Rides North

August 23, 2010

The Golden Hour in Stornoway, 4 Sept!

THE GOLDEN HOUR goes to Faclan Book Festival in Stornoway!

Saturday, September 4th
22.00
Faclan Book Festival, Stornoway
Free!

The Golden Hour returns to Stornoway to make magic in the lovely An Lanntair venue. Here’s who is performing:

Words:

Ryan Van Winkle – Short poems, long stories

Kei Miller – poet, novelist, award-winner. Really, you love him already and you don’t even know.

Music:

Hailey Beavis – an angelic voice, but devilish on six strings.

Foxgang punked-up reggae and pop and Fox Gang stap your dancing wellies on!

Get yourself to Stornoway!

Spiegeltent Gets Golden – 25 August!!!

August 20, 2010

THE GOLDEN HOUR goes to the EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL!

August 25th, 2010
9pm

Highland Park Spiegeltent in Charlotte Square
Free! Free! Free! (With Free Drinks and all sorts too!!!)

Featuring:

Ryan Van Winkle – Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library

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Surprise Book Festival Guests


With Music From:

Withered Hand – intense, eccentric, bittersweet and very wry original songs.

The Sea, The Sea – lyrical lushness from Jed Milroy and Hailey Beavis featuring bouncing bluegrass licks and double bass band.

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Black Diamond Express ‘are like the fastest train of the Lehigh Valley Railroad… a nine-piece band soaked in poetry, myth and bourbon.’ (Mark Edmundson, The List). The Black Diamond Express live and perform in Edinburgh.

Come get UNBOUND with us!

(and check out the other hot free events on as part of the Unbound series at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.)


The Golden Hour Goes South

May 18, 2010

Roll Up Roll Up — the literary cavalcade known as The Golden Hour is storming the South. We’re going to Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol, Brighton and London! Dates are below —  It is physical and mental. It is a reading. It is a gig. It is a party.

When?  20th – 25th May, 2010!

Featuring:

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.
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Jane Flett – winner of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and seamstress of many fetching stories.

Music / Song Writers:
Hailey Beavis – an angelic voice, but devilish on six strings.
Jed Milroy – bouncin’ bluegrass from the banjo balladeer.
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Taperecorder
– weaves a shoegaze-crunk house hybrid as suited to cocooned winter days as to sweaty late-night adventuring.

PLUS a variety of SPECIAL GUESTS each night – no two shows alike!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

20 May – The Rude Shipyard, 89 Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield
8 – 11pm,  £3    [Facebook event link]

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Matt Clegg – beautiful poems, wonderfully restrained.
Matt Black – serious, sharp, surreal, irritated and funny.
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Pete David (of The Payroll Union) – The local hero shares some rustic country of his own making.

Sheffield: CLICK TO ENLARGE
21 May – The Cube Cinema, 4 Princess Row, Bristol
8 – 11,  £3    [Facebook event link]

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Rachael Boast
– poetry with the confident ease of a tall glass of iced-tea.
David Briggs
– idiosyncratic poems where clowns and teacups are lit at the edges with a gunsmoke-blue glow.  New book due out from SALT!
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Jonny Berliner – joyus songs about crustaceans, exhaustion, and glucose.


Bristol: CLICK TO ENLARGE
22 May – Redroaster Coffee House, 1d St James Street, Brighton BN2 1RE
8 – 11pm,  £3   [Facebook event link]

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Jonny Berliner – joyus songs about crustaceans, exhaustion, and glucose.
The Half Sisters
– Ukulele, flute and drums combined with three point harmonies create a lush and mesmerising chorus of catchy pop hooks and adorable honesty.
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Possible special amazing comedic guest who we can’t quite pin down but will pop like a snake in can!


Brighton: CLICK TO ENLARGE
23 May – SECRET VENUE, London – Free —- Shhhh, Secret Special BBQ gig…
4pm – midnight, FREE!

SPECIAL GUESTS:
The Itinerant Poetry Library – ‘Reaching the parts other Libraries have yet to reach!’ INDEED!
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Paper Cinema & many surprise friends!!!


Contact us for the magic venue!!!
24 May – Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, London
7 – 11pm, £5  [Facebook event link]

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Mario Petrucci
– Imaginative, sophisticated and effortlessly masterful poet. AMAZING!
Kirsten Irving
– The editor of FuseLit brings poems of effortless and funky finery.
Sam Taradash
– stories from the hard shoulder.
The Itinerant Poetry Library – ‘Reaching the parts other Libraries have yet to reach!’
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Jonny Berliner – joyus songs about crustaceans, exhaustion, and glucose.


London: CLICK TO ENLARGE
25 May — Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle Upon Tyne
7.30 – 11pm,  £3   [Facebook event link]

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle – local heroes bring their brand of bluesy country/folk hillbilly mix of utter eccentricity


Newcastle: CLICK TO ENLARGE


We can’t wait to see you at the GOLDEN HOUR!

Forest Publications, bringing it to your backyard (or garden).

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