Still in the War, Boys - Wilfred Owen Festival
STILL IN THE WAR, BOYS
IAN WHITELEY & THE CROWS OF ALBION
Telling the story of the Great War (1914-18) from Declaration to Armistice.
From major events such as The Somme and Passchendaele – to the pacifists and the war poets – capturing the human stories from the trenches and the home front.
Wigan based performance poet Ian Whiteley performs his 21 track album of poetry and music relating to the first world war – Ably supported by fellow Bolton performance poet and musician Jeffarama! .
Featuring 14 original poems by Ian which were later set to musical backings, he also uses Wilfred Owen’s poetry (‘Dulce Et Decorum Est and ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’ the latter forming part of a tribute to the great English war poet entitled ‘Death Of A Poet’).
The duo also perform contemporary material to further illustrate the horrors of war from the perspective of hindsight.
More information can be found on: www.thecrowsofalbion.com
Tickets £8 from Rowanthorn