At The Swallow Theatre, near Whithorn, GENTLE MEN on ; at . The story of two very ordinary grandads, Ernest Isaac Johnson and Henry (‘Harry’) Robert Jenner, who served in and survived the First World War. Their grandson, Robb Johnson, wrote ‘Gentle Men’ for a peace concert held at St-Audomaruskerk, Passchendaele in 1997. He tells their stories in prose, poetry and song, covering wartime , post-war years and reconciliation – through a variety of perspectives, theirs, their wives and of course his own. You are also invited to bring along your own WW1 readings/archive reminiscences etc to include in the afternoon (the first of probably many remembrances this year).
"This new version is dominated by piano and brass, with vocals by Johnson, Roy Bailey and Barb Jungr, and the often upbeat, jaunty melodies are inspired by music hall, hymns or marching songs, and set to variously bleak, angry and poignant lyrics. A folk classic."
For more details head to the Swallow Theatre website, or the Gentle Men 2014 website.