Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019
Join Jim Causley at St Thomas Church for a candlelit evening of his musical settings of poems by his relative, the celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley.
In 2017, Charles’s centenary was celebrated with a BBC biopic film about his life featuring interviews with well-loved modern poets such as Sir Andrew Motion, Roger McGough and Simon Armitage, with the soundtrack to the film made up entirely of the music from Jim’s album Cyprus Well, recorded in the late poet’s house.
Jim will introduce you to Charles with fascinating stores about his life leaving the audience with a real sense of the man behind the spellbinding poetry.
During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
Since the release of his debut album in 2015, Jim’s unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene.
A prolific collaborator, Jim is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil’s Interval and Mawkins:Causley, as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxon, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more.
Westcountry father of folk Geoff Lakeman described Jim as possessing “A voice in a million” in a recent interview in the Western Morning News, some accolade indeed!
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Charles Causley Festival
The historic town of Launceston welcomes you to the Charles Causley Festival.
Almost certainly Launceston’s most famous son, Charles Causley is recognised as one of the greatest poets the nation ever had.
Join us in early June to celebrate the very best in the fields of literature and the performing arts.