'In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.' So said Aaron Rose. Join us in this celebration of Light, as the longest day of the year approaches. Pull up a deckchair, pour yourself a cold drink, sit back and enjoy this hour of scintillating story, poetry, song and sounds from Awen authors and friends. 'The sun is nature's prozac', according to Astrid Alauda - well, even if it's not shining outside, you can still bask in the shining words and dazzling sounds offered here.
Welcome to the Garden...
'A Salutation to the Sun'
1.Dawn Chorus - 'Solstice Sunrise' poem by Kevan Manwaring, from 'Green Fire', 2004
2.Faster Than Light – James Hollingsworth, from 'James Hollingsworth', 2007
3.All By The Light of a Strange Sun – Jay Ramsay & Friends, from 'Strange Sun', 2012
4.Summertime – Violette Arbury & Family, unreleased, 2011
5.Ella Bloomfield – Song Birds, from Phoenix Demo, 2009 (with Josie Felce on harp)
6.Garden of Irem – Kevan Manwaring, from 'Tales of the Desert, Desire and the Red Thread' performed at the Bristol Story Cafe with Karola Renard, 2011, including the following tracks: Sunspun; Bowed Light; & On Light – by Irina Kuzminsky, from 'Would That I Could', 2012
7.Song of Sul – from 'Bladud and the Goddess' Cantata by Sulyen Caradon, lyrics by Kevan Manwaring, 2009
8.At the Edge of Dawn – Thamnos, from 'WiR', Annemarie Borg, 2009
9.Midnight Sun – Jay Ramsay & Friends, from 'Strange Sun'
10.Light in the Darkness – Paul Francis, from The Book of Mistakes & Answers', 2009
11.White Days/Nigredo – Irina Kuzminsky, from 'Would That I Could', 2010
12.I Saw a Great Sun – Jay Ramsay & Friends, from 'Strange Sun'
13.Love – Gabriel Bradford Millar, from Phoenix Demo, 2009
14.She Moves Through the Fair - David Metcalfe – from 'Rogues and Ravens' 2011
15.In the Name of the Sun – Kevan Manwaring, from 'Green Fire'; with Happy – Herewood Gabriel & Jay Ramsay, from 'Running Through Crowds', 2011
16.Corn Spirit – Peter Please, from 'Uffington' , 1983
All words and music copyright respective performers, except 'Summertime', lyrics by DuBose Heyward, aria by George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, 1935
Compiled by Head Gardener, Kevan Manwaring