This week’s guest is the lovely William Michael Neary (Mick).
Mick is a poet who writes lyrical poetry, covering a range of topics including cheese, life in general, football, nature, WW1, anti fracking, the steel industry, romance and religion. A number of his poems have been set to music by singer-songwriters and musicians. His latest booklet (containing 31 of his poems) is Poetry… Yours Sincerely Mr Neary. You might remember Mick from the poetry show I hosted during the station’s Live Music Day in July, when he performed a few of his poems live on the air.
A number of Mick’s poems have been set to music by singer-songwriters – including Baxter Rhodes and Jamie Squire – and one of those musicians (the lovely Tom Metcalfe) will be on Saturday’s show, performing his version of ‘Just Lads’.
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