Mudcat Café message #3889470 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162917   Message #3889470
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
20-Nov-17 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Subject: RE: What is Happening to our Folk Clubs
Backwoodsman - Pam Ayres recites her own poems from memory - so as she said in her lovely accent: "You folks have paid good money to 'ear my poems: I thought the least I could do was learn 'em" - she only read one in an performance lasting well over an hour, with the excuse that it was a very new one. Go and see her if you get the chance!
Les Barker reads his poems: but does not have his nose in the book: he just glances down, and there is plenty of facial and vocal expression, body language, comic timing, etc in his delivery, so that you are barely aware of him using a book at all.