Some music, and movie news from our regular contacts plus a reminder.
First up – folk music. Felicity Greenland writes:
Secondly: to invite you to hear three great musician friends of mine from England who are visiting Kyoto this week. They will play two concerts in town (both free).
Dave Arthur (5 string banjo, melodeon/concertina)
Pete Cooper (fiddle)
& Dan Stewart (5 string banjo, guitar)
Gnome Irish Pub (south of Nijo on the west side of Kawaramachi – directions here) Weds April 7th 8-11pm
Field Irish Pub (going east from Karasuma on the north side of Nishiki – directions here) Thurs April 8th 8-10.30pm
Lastly, a quick reminder of the next JIPS poetry event:
On Sunday April 11th, Bill Berkson, visiting poet, art critic and curator from the USA, will read from a selection of 50 years of his poetry entitled Portrait and Dream. He will also talk and answer questions about his work as a poet including how it connects with his years as a professor and writer on visual art. You can read some of his poetry at these sites Milk magazine, Jacket magazine, Bigbridge.org, and Shampoopoetry.com. You can listen to his poems here. Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Heartpia Kyoto AV room
Admission price: 1000 yen
Directions: Heartpia Kyoto is at Marutamachi Station on Subway Karasuma Line. From Kyoto station the train will take approximately 7 minutes (4 stops). Just go out from Exit #5 of Marutamachi station, and you will be standing just below the building of Heartpia Kyoto. Here is a map.