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Sunday, May 22 – 5pm
Slug Teacher: Poems of Dylan Thomas
with the musical improvisations of
Dave Tidball, voice & clarinets,
and Galen Grant, percussion

Says Dave:

The name Slug Teacher is derived from a line in “Here In This Spring”, a poem written in 1933 by iconic Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. I’ve long been fascinated by his work, not least for the sheer musicality of the rhythms, textures and timbres of his creations. Slug Teacher takes off on musical explorations directly inspired by the poems.

My accomplice in these adventures is the master percussionist Galen Grant. I will be reading six of my favourite Dylan Thomas poems. Spaces which occur naturally in the poems (between verses sometimes, but also at other times) will be augmented by spontaneous improvisations by myself on clarinet and bass clarinet along with Galen on drums. Please join us for what promises to be a unique experience.

$20 cash cover charge; $10-20 sliding scale – first time free!
Covid numbers are rising, so we’ll be limiting the audience to about 20 people
and returning to masks for the time being.
BYOB as well as a mask.


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