Rebus comes out of retirement to travel south to
Beverley with author Ian Rankin!
Once again the Beverley Folk Festival has struck gold with the return to the event of the international best selling author, Ian Rankin . He will be bringing with him John Rebus , who once again returns to foil the crime world. Rankin’s first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into twenty-two languages and are bestsellers on several continents.
In his second visit to the festival, Rankin will be reading from, and talking about, his latest award winning novel “Standing in Another Man’s Grave”. The book brings back memories of his friend and the inspiration for the title of the book, the late great Jackie Leven , who also appeared at the festival with Rankin on his first visit. It celebrates twenty-five years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and five years since he retired. On his return to the world of solving crime, he is as stubborn and anarchic as ever, and despite countless problems along the way, none are going to stop Rebus, not even when his own life and the careers of those around him are on the line.
Whilst celebrating the life of Jackie Leven in the book, Rankin will be joined at the festival by two of Jackie’s long-term collaborators, who will be contributing musically to the performance.
Deborah Greenwood was Jackie Leven’s partner in life and in music for the last 15 years of his life. She now works hard to curate the incredible legacy of the 300 songs that he left behind, and to help introduce more people each year to the moving and poetic world of Jackie Leven.
She is joined on stage by Michael Weston King to sing some of the songs that form the soundtrack to ‘Standing in Another Man’s Grave’, the title of which was taken from one of Jackie’s songs. Former leader of Alternative Country pioneers “The Good Sons” and now acclaimed solo artist, he is the very embodiment of the modern day troubador. His album, “I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier”, met with huge critical approval. On record he has collaborated with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven, and the late, great Townes van Zandt, and has toured with Nick Cave, John Cale, Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, and many more. Most recently he has joined forces with his wife, Lou Dalgleish to record under the name My Darling Clementine. " MWK is like Britain's very own Rodney Crowell " UnCut .
The show will be a rare performance of the show which is a very special one for Rankin, and those who remember Jackie Leven, and the festival feels honoured to be able to present this unique event.
A local firm of chartered accountants, cba are thrilled to support Beverley Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary by sponsoring this event. Chris Brown, Senior Partner at cba explains:
“ I have always enjoyed reading Ian Rankin’s novels. Music has a massive influence on his writing and provides his character with inspiration which leads him to solve his cases. I am also a great lover of music and enjoy venturing out during the Folk Festival weekend to see what’s on. There is always something slightly un-expected and I hope local residents will visit the race course to see the festival at its new location.
Our firm has worked closely on a professional level with the Folk Festival for several years. We enjoy supporting our clients and look forward to celebrating 30 years of the festival in Beverley and feel privileged to be part of the celebrations .”
For more information on cba accountants please follow @cbaAccountants or visit cba partnership website here .
Sunday 23rd June - 3.00pm
Beverley Folk Festival, Paddock View, Beverley Racecourse, York Road, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QZ
Limited Number of Tickets - £14
Available online from the Beverley Festival website here
Tel: 01377 217569
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Day tickets available: Friday £30 Adults; Conc £27; Saturday/Sunday £45 Adults; £41 Conc
Beverley Folk Festival 2013 - 21st June to 23rd June -Winter Warmer Ticket Offer
Spring Saver prices Full Weekend Offer - £93 Adults; Concession £80 and Families £266 until 31st March 2013 - Camping £20 per person for 3 nights - Fri, Sat, Sun
Artists already confirmed for 2013
The Proclaimers • Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes • Oysterband • Gretchen Peters (USA) • Lau • Steve Forbert (USA) • Ian Rankin • Eduardo Niebla • Sam Carter • Henry Priestman • Curtis Eller (USA) • Megson • John Shuttleworth • Patrick Monahan • Lucy Ward • Allan Yn Y Fan • Blackbeard’s Tea Party • The Young ‘uns The Whiskey Dogs • Folkestra • Eric Brace & Peter Cooper (USA) • Coco and the Butterfields • Will Kaufman • Edwina Hayes • Farino • Circus Envy • Chris Cole • The Duncan McFarlane Band • Chris Cole
Beverley Folk Festival Patrons
Mike Harding - Broadcaster, singer, songwriter, author, poet & comedian.
John Godber - Olivier Award-winning playwright (Up ‘n' Under, Bouncers, Teechers, etc.), director & lecturer.
Beverley Folk Festival Award Nominations
Shortlisted for ‘Best Family Festival’ Award - 2012 UK Festival Awards
Finalist in the Remarkable Tourism Event Category - REYTA Awards 2012
Finalist in the Remarkable Tourism Experience/ Event REYTA Awards 2013
Artistic Director : Chris Wade Festival Directors : Andrew Mills; Jim Pybus; Matt Snowden; Mike Booth
Festival Office, The Stables, Westwood House, North Dalton, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9XA
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