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Vesper Sky: Stewart Henderson, Yvonne Lyon & Carol Henderson

Oct '19
Fri 11th


The Cornerhouse
Douglas Road

Acclaimed musicians Stewart Henderson, Yvonne Lyon and Carol Henderson will bring their stunning and unique collection of songs and poems, Vesper Sky, to life on a UK tour this October.

The trio came together to co-write and record the 20-track playlist which boasts wide-ranging, contemporary topics and tempos last year and will now bring it to life for audiences through their live shows.

Yvonne Lyon has been significantly influenced by Stewart's poems and songs over many years and this collaboration has allowed her the opportunity to develop her own craft with material co-written with Stewart and also to respond to various poems with improvised piano accompaniment. Having supported Eddi Reader, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable

Stewart Henderson is a poet, broadcaster and songwriter. Radio critic of The Sunday Times, Gillian Reynolds says that Stewart "understands the packed power of words, the importance of their use and measure", whilst Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 has praised Stewart's "lyrical intelligence". Vesper Sky also features poems from his new poetry collection for adults, 'A Poet's Notebook…with new poems, obviously', published by Lion Hudson.

Carol Henderson is a storyteller, broadcaster and practicing iconographer with a varied and distinguished background in publishing, theatre and film. She has performed at such venues as The Royal Albert Hall, London; The University of Toronto; Stanford University, California and The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, New York. Carol's extensive radio work includes drama readings on various BBC Radio 4 historical documentaries.

October 11, 2019 - 7:30pm