On Sunday night I was proud and honoured to be part of the performance of Stand and Stare, an evening of music, song, poetry and images inspired by the poem 'Leisure' by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, as part of this year's Celtic Connections Festival.
The performance featured many of Scotland, Wales and Canada's talented musicians, singers, actors and poets. The cast included former Welsh national poet Gillian Clarke; musicians Liza Mulholland, Charlie McKerron, Alasdair Taylor, poet and expert harmonica player Gerry Cambridge, and Canadian cellist Christine Hanson. Further performances were by Donald S Murray and his daughter Eileen Scott, actor David Walker and singer Kathleen MacInnes.
The entire enterprise was the work of musician Liza Mulholland. It was a big thank you from all those involved to Liza for all her inspiration, hard work and organisation that brought the whole evening to fruition.