Festival 2018 Archive
£15 no concessions
Tuesday 3 July 2018 7.30om (doors open 7.00pm)
Town Hall, Market Place DE6 1ES
In a welcome return to Ashbourne after many years poet, writer, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music and breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! This will be a very entertaining evening, Ian’s natural enthusiasm and comic skills engage audiences immediately. Don’t miss it.
‘inching towards the status of a National Treasure’ Andy Kershaw
Bard of Barnsley Ian McMillan hosts weekly hit radio show ‘The Verb’. He’s Poet-in-Residence for Barnsley FC, The Academy of Urbanism and, until recently, English National Opera. He’s a regular on BBC Breakfast, Pointless Celebrities, Coast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word, The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. He was featured on The South Bank Show and cast away on Desert Island Discs. His rip-roaring poetry shows are legendary. Cats make him sneeze.
Luke Carver Goss has recorded and performed with his own group, the acclaimed Carver Trio, as well as The Ian McMillan Orchestra, the Balkan singer Tea Hodzic jazz singer Tina May and story-teller Daniel Morden in the group The Devil’s Violin. Recent works with Ian include Snappy Opera The Magical Music Tree for Mahogany Opera Group, Looking for a Stable for Scunthorpe Rotary and local choirs, Tiger Tales for Holmfirth Arts Festival, a new carol A Single Snowflake Falls for Chester Music Society and soon a new piece for Chapel-en-le-Frith Male Voice Choir’s Centenary.
‘Luke Carver Goss is a composer who creates big worlds of sound… British music at its most ingenious’ John L Walters, The Guardian