Jim Causley at Exeter University

jc_DSC_4733The University of Exeter Arts & Culture team is proud to present a very special gig from one of Devon’s, and indeed the UK’s, finest contemporary folk singers, Jim Causley.

Accompanied by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater, Jim will be performing the wonderful songs he has composed to the words of the poems of his distant relative Charles Causley.

A CD of these songs, Cyprus Well, released Summer 2013, has been well-received in the national press;

“Folk singer Jim Causley’s album Cyprus Well is a lovely musical tribute to Charles Causley, one of England’s finest poets.” Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

“Jim Causley is one of the finest, most easy-going singers in the British folk revival. His distant relative, Charles Causley, who died in 2003, was one of the most popular British poets of the late 20th century….. Now Jim has set some of Charles’s poems to music……..A thoughtful, gently effective tribute.” Robin Deneslow, The Guardian

As a special addition to this gig, copies of some of Charles Causley’s manuscripts of the poems Jim has set to music will be on display. Originals of these manuscripts are held in the University’s Special Collections. Charles Causley died on 4 November 2003, so this gig also marks the 10th anniversary of his death, almost to the day.

Jim is renowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders.

For many reasons, this is an evening not to be missed!

A bar will be open for the purchase of drinks. Kay House Duryard has full wheelchair access.

There is parking for 40 cars at the venue and more on-street parking in the vicinity. Public transport to Lower Argyll Road by H bus from the City Centre.

Tickets £10 (Students £8)

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