The launch of Gatherer of Souls took place on Saturday the 29th of September 7.30 – 9pm at the Black Horse in Preston. Nick Williams, Nina George, Peter Dillon and I performed poems and stories from the book supplemented by Nina singing a paganised version of ‘Lyke Wake Dirge’ and Eleanor Levin’s ‘Wind is Howling’.
We had guest performances from Sarah Miller, Vicky Lindsay, and Terry Quinn and four open mic performers: Martin Domleo, James ‘Badger’ Stott, Gordon Aindow, and Angharad Lois. There was a wonderful range of poetry plus songs in Welsh and Gallic along with melodica playing.
The turnout was excellent and I was deeply moved and honoured to be surrounded by so many supportive and talented people. It was the perfect launch for my devotional book for Gwyn ap Nudd on his feast day.
Below is a slideshow showing the highlights. Lynda Ryder took the photographs of the group performance and cobweb and I took the others.