'Shade' excerpt from 'The Good Immigrant' by Salena Godden
Performed live at Durham Book Festival - October 8th 2016 - Collaboration of guitars and vocals by James Yorkston, Polly Paulusma, Kathryn Williams, Laura Barnett, Kirsty Logan and Tom Mcrae.
Last week I was invited to join Kathryn Williams on a songwriters retreat as part of Durham Book Festival. This residential was a most transformative and inspiring time. Over three days we wrote many songs, splitting into groups of pairs and threes, and we chose to do an excerpt of my essay 'Shade' from 'The Good Immigrant' as a group song. This project was powerful, we had a beautiful time together and this particular live performance felt like a rumble, a rolling thunder, a rallying cry... Thank you to Kathryn Williams for making this wonderful collaboration happen.
You'll hear 'The Good immigrant' on BBC Radio 4 'Book Of The Week' this week. Buy the book, read the book, tell your friends and spread the word!
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