Oaks of Avalon

Do you remember a few weeks ago I was interviewed by Piano Sanctuary? If you missed the interview you can listen here.

Imagine the compliment when Andrew Quartermain contacted me to say he’d written a piece of music inspired by ‘Oaks of Avalon’, a poem from my poetry pamphlet Taxus Baccata.

You can listen to it here. Andrew reads out my poem towards the end of the podcast and follows with his wonderful piece of music. Do listen to the whole podcast though as it’s fabulous – Poetry and Piano Special.

If you’d like to purchase a signed copy of Taxus Baccata – pop over to my SHOP – it makes a great gift!

2 thoughts on “Oaks of Avalon

  1. Lance Greenfield September 12, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    I enjoyed the podcast. Andrew has a wonderful, mesmerising l voice for reading, rather like our mutual friend, Paul Dodgson. It is compliment enough that he reads your poem on his podcast, and he does it so well, but that he composes a piece to go with it is marvellous.
    I have to say that, listening to his solo without the poem would put me in mind of a river: wide, deep and dark in places and sparkling little tributaries in others. It would be nice to listen to him reading your poem over the top of his solo.
    I loved it!


  2. Patricia M Osborne September 12, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    Thank you, Lance. Yes, Andrew has a wonderful voice. He’s such a lovely man too, fantastic pianist and also a wonderful teacher. He’s one of those teachers that makes you feel that you’ve played well. So supportive and enthusiastic. And yes – what a compliment!! I’m over the moon.


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