Song Recital: Sea Fever
  • Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University.

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Song Recital: Sea-Fever

Clare Presland, mezzo-soprano | Ashely Riches, baritone | Emma Abbate, piano

Songs of the Sea including the premiere of new songs by Paul K Joyce commissioned by Suzanne Sparrow and Peninsula Arts for the 2015 Words and Music Festival

Paul K Joyce : “The words to Sea-Fever by John Masefield and The Shores of Amerikay (anon) have provided the inspiration for two original songs in this programme. Each gives a different perspective on the sea. 

Sea-Fever revels in the physicality of being aboard an ocean-going craft. It is tinged with longing and a certain respect for the power of the waves.

The Shores of Amerikay is less about the sea itself and more about its ability to convey a reluctant émigré to a distant place. It too is full of longing but for what they must leave behind.


Part of the Words and Music Festival :Sponsored by Suzanne Sparrow Language School.

This festival celebrates an exciting diversity of song styles and introduces new songs by Plymouth University student singer-songwriters and guest professionals. Many of the songs are new and composed and performed especially for this festival.

“Language is linked with music. At the heart of this Words and Music Festival is a re-affirming of these musical sounds and of the beauty that is our expressive English language.” Suzanne Sparrow, Honorary Doctor of Education, Plymouth University.


Sunday 22 March 2015 | 16:00

Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Tickets £12, £10 Friends of Peninsula Arts and SPIA
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