I am so proud to have brought the Early Stroll Songs to the light of day on Tuesday.
It was a fantastic evening, as I hope anybody who came along will attest. Ian McMillan was on sparkling form, guitarist Amanda and lutenist Mark were brilliantly sensitive and yet wonderfully sololistic with their colour and energy, while Richard's score for the Songs themselves - which I already loved - grew on me even more as I sang through it a few times.
Ian's words, of course, were equally brilliant and a joy to convey. The characters, the sights, all painted with so few words.
We are planning on posting the live recording of the songs on Soundcloud over the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted on Twitter.
In the meantime, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening: the sponsors and grant awarders, the crowdfunders, the Bristol Festival of Song, St Georges and all the individuals who've supported the project from its start.
We'll be bring the Early Stroll Songs to other venues soon - watch out for details!
More #hallonthehill @stgeorgesbris and #pocketopera https://t.co/h83enuXHp7 when I get the chance today.