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    Posted: May 29 2015 at 13:05
An evening of Bob Devereux's wonderful poetry accompanied by the stunning acoustic guitar playing of Adrian O'Reilly, followed by The Emerald Dawn performing their own brand of original progressive music.

23rd September, 2015 at The Arts Club, St Ives, Cornwall, UK
Tickets £8
Doors open at 7.30pm for a prompt 8.00pm start.

Part of the 2015 St Ives September Festival.


The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist, symphonic progressive rock group, who combine elements from rock, jazz and classical music to produce their own original sound. Usually haunting, often beautifully melodic and always highly atmospheric, the music of The Emerald Dawn employs unusual harmonic structures to depict images or to tell stories that stimulate the imagination. While being complex, experimental and powerful, their music is never inaccessible.

The Emerald Dawn was originally formed in Edinburgh by Tree Stewart (keyboards, piano, flute, acoustic guitar, percussion, and vocals) and Ally Carter (electric and acoustic guitars, guitar synthesizer, tenor and soprano saxophones, keyboards, and vocals), before moving to the South West, where they were joined by jazz drummer Tom Jackson and, recently, by bassist Jayjay Quick. The band has been widely played on progressive rock radio stations around the world, with their album ‘Searching for the Lost Key’ having been described as a ‘sublime debut’, ‘a masterpiece of symphonic splendour that buries deep into the soul.’ Thomas Szirmay, Prog Archives

“Very, very atmospheric…all their tracks are a terrific soundscape…they manage to paint terrific aural pictures.” Jim Lawson, Cuillin FM and Progzilla Radio

Painter and poet Bob Devereux has always been preoccupied more with performance than with print. He toured the folk circuit with Jim Hughes and Bridget Tickner as Mask in the early seventies, and later teamed up with Clive Palmer, Tim Wellard and Dick Reynolds, becoming Rhombus in 1978. Since 1980, Bob has been more active as a librettist, and has collaborated with eleven composers.

Acoustic guitarist Adrian O’Reilly has performed widely at major festivals in Britain and in Europe as a solo player and in a duo with Pete Berryman. Their album ‘Duet’ was awarded four stars by Guitar Magazine. An inspirational musician, Adrian’s improvisations blend seamlessly with Bob’s words.


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