Thursday, 22 April 2021

Cardigan and North Pembs Amnesty International : Making The Best Of It


                                         Local Singer Lowri Evans, Photo:Sian Bowls
My Local Cardigan and North Pembs Amnesty International  Group which I am a member are staging ‘Making The Best Of It’, a virtual online concert which will be screened on Saturday, May 1 at 7.30pm.
It follows last year’s cancellation of our 15th annual ‘Making a Song and Dance of It’ event at Rhos-y-Gilwen due to Covid.
The online concert will be the usual eclectic mix of music, song and a little poetry.
Headlining will be local singer Lowri Evans, accompanied by guitarist Lee Mason.
Described by ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris as one of his ‘absolute favourite artists’, Lowri is blessed with a voice capable of wide emotional power.
Her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes Americana, Folk, Country and Blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery.
Lee Mason’s beautifully judged playing and subtle harmonies have been integral to Lowri’s music from the outset.
Together they have toured the USA, performed sessions for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, been playlisted on BBC Radio and regularly perform in venues across the UK and in festivals such as Cambridge Folk, Underneath the Stars, Celtic Connections, Wychwood Festival, Greenman Festival and Hay Festival.
Glen Peters and Trio Looney (Helen Jefferson, Gwen Williams and Nick Heath), Marion Carlisle, Kate and Megan, Charlie and Caz, and  local poet Dave Rendle, a.k.a me teifidancer will also be appearing.
All performers are appearing for free and it's free to view  but there will be a donation link if you want to make a donation and hopefully a fair sum can be raised for Amnesty International's work for human rights. Please attend and tell all your friends.  Video performances (available on 1 May): 
This is the link
It will also be available online after  the performance if you can't make it on the night, hope you can tune in, cheers ,heddwch /.peace.

Soon after Word War 2 was weathered
Appalled by all the lives lost
and sickened by the Holocaust
The UN set about decreeing
A set of rights for human beings
Every person has these rights they declared
In  any location across the globe
Every human from their inception
Every human without exception
Every human is endowed they said
With reason, and a conscience
It's up to us defend these rights
To continue to act in spirit of brotherhood
With resilience  in words and deeds
The circles of injustice must be ended

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