Friday 31 March 2017

Alan Barnes - A Fish Tale Tour

Gill Wilde of Grimsby Jazz recently commissioned Alan Barnes to develop a new work, A Fish Tale, which draws on the rich and interesting history of the fishing trade in Grimsby. Barnes teamed up with guitarist Pat McCarthy and poet Josie Moon and the new work is now about to embark on a tour thanks to the support of Arts Council England.

...the commission explores the myths, the misadventures and the realities of the trawling life.

It is a tribute to the contribution made by those in the fishing industry who were instrumental in feeding the nation and protecting it in times of war.

It is a powerful and exciting evening of jazz and poetry completely evocative of any fishing port, and guaranteed to stir the memories of fishing communities.

Alan is joined by -

Gilad Atzmon - Soprano/Alto/Bass Clarinet
Dean Masser - Tenor/Clarinet
Mark Nightingale - Trombone
Neil Yates - Trumpet
Dave Green - Double Bass
Pat McCarthy - Guitar
John Perry - Drums
Josie Moon - Spoken Word

You can catch this brilliant band on tour at the following venues -


6th - Kardomah94, Hull
14th - Central Hall, Grimsby
15th - Swanage Jazz Festival
29th - Llandudno Jazz Festival


11th - Swansea Jazzland
12th - Seven Arts, Leeds
13th - Wakefield Jazz
15th - Herts Jazz Festival
19th - Folkestone Jazz Club


11th - Drill Hall, Lincoln
12th - Wigan Jazz
18th - The Hive, Shrewsbury

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