The Glass Aisle – Swansea Fringe Festival
The Glass Aisle is an astonishing collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: acclaimed songwriter and singer Brian Briggs, frontman of the Oxfordshire indie-folk band Stornoway, and poet, Paul Henry. The pair will perform their musical collaboration ‘The Glass Aisle’, a long poem with songs, inspired by the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, which is close to Henry’s home, and its associations with radio pioneer Marconi and an old union workhouse. With its songs composed ‘out of the poem’, and brought to life in Brian’s clear tenor, this work breaks down the borders between the poem and the song lyric while offering a timeless, affecting elegy to the displaced.
Paul Henry’s poetry collection of the same name, The Glass Aisle, was published by Seren in February 2018.
See the full Swansea Fringe line-up here.