Poetry Event: Marc Mordey, Mel Perry and Fiddlebox

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Saturday April 29thlit-wales
at 1pm
at the Horeb Chapel, Cawdor Hotel

Eventbrite - Poetry Event: Marc Mordey, Mel Perry and Fiddlebox  £5,90 Poetry Event

Marc Mordey and Mel Perry will read from their poetry with musical intermissions by Fiddlebox.

Marc Mordey – author of ‘Marcism Today’

Marc Mordey lives in Newport, Pembrokeshire, in a house overlooking the sea.

Many of his poems are inspired by place, a sense of landscape. Also by his perspectives on living, loving and losing, as well as the impact of contemporary events, both political and social. He helps to organise a series of events, ‘Poems and Pancakes’, held regularly in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

Marc has published one collection of poetry, Marcism Today, and he will be reading from this collection,  as well as sharing some new writing.

Marc has a  poetry blog, http://themarcistagenda.wordpress.com,  with some 7000 followers, where he shares new work, sometimes quirky, sometimes poignant, always accessible, written in his own unique style, described by some (!) as being honest, moving, and occasionally irreverent.

Your words made my heart sing’ -Deborah Klée

Many of his poems are inspired by place, a sense of landscape. Also by his perspectives on living, loving and losing, as well as the impact of contemporary events, both political and social. He helps to organise a series of events, ‘Poems and Pancakes’, held regularly in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

Marc has published one collection of poetry, Marcism Today, and he will be reading from this collection,  as well as sharing some new writing.

Marc has a  poetry blog, http://themarcistagenda.wordpress.com,  with some 7000 followers, where he shares new work, sometimes quirky, sometimes poignant, always accessible, written in his own unique style, described by some (!) as being honest, moving, and occasionally irreverent.

Your words made my heart sing’ -Deborah Klée

Mel Perry

Writer and Spoken Word Performer

Mel is from Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire and is a frequent visitor to the Welsh island of Bardsey.  Her poetry and short stories inspired by the land and builtscapes she enjoys appear in a range publications, including Two Thirds North from Stockholm University.

She is a regular performer at local spoken word events, was a member of the International Yeats Literary Residency in Tranås, Sweden, 2015 and is a member of a local spoken word group The Rockhoppers.

Alongside studying for the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes Mel is currently delivering writing workshops on-line and face to face for young people in Sweden through Coracle Europe and Kultivera.

In 2016 Mel collaborated with the Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band to perform her Bardsey poetry to music composed by Chris Potter, the band’s MD. She is now working on a Scandinavian inspired suite.

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Fiddlebox are Helen Adam on fiddle and vocals and George Whitfield on accordion and vocals. They have a busy performing career, appearing all over the world as party musicians, concert givers, strolling minstrels and at formal occasions.

They play Welsh dance music, Klezmer, (the traditional music of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe), as well as Icelandic, Sephardic, Bluegrass, Irish and Cajun tunes, and songs old and new from near and far. Both writers as well as performers, they aim to share their musical passions in rocking performances that will encourage you to dance as well as touch your heartstrings. They have recorded 3 albums together and are now working on their fourth. Find out more at

‘very, very, very talented….’ Frank Henessey, BBC Radio Wales‘It’s a great record’ BB Skone Radio Pembrokeshire ‘the first notes ) of Eastern Honeymoon) sent chills through my heart…. like an ancient Hebrew prayer’ Dan Bloom -Taiwan based journalist.‘A Jewish fiddler from Wales (GB) has put a new spin on that old time Klezmer beat’. San Diego Jewish World.‘They completely won over the audience!’  Llantrisant folk club‘Passionate, cinematic instrumentals on fiddle and box….’Rock and Reel’

Fiddlebox, Marc Mordey a Mel Perry

Dydd Sadwrn, Ebrill 29 am 1 o’r gloch yng nghapel Horeb, y Cawdor

Bydd Marc a Mel yn darllen eu gwaith  tra bydd y deuawd talentog, Helen Adam a George Whitfield yn diddanu y dorf gyda cherddoriaeth gwerin, klezmer a thonau o bedwar ban byd.

Mae Marc yn byw yn Nhrefdraeth a’r tirwedd a’r amgylchedd naturiol sy’n ysbrydoli ei farddoniaeth, ynghyd â digwyddiadau cyfredol.

Daw Mel o Lansteffan a chaiff ei straeon byr a’i cherddi eu hysbrydoli gan dirwedd Cymru yn enwedig Ynys Enlli. Mae’n berfformwraig cyson a threuliodd gyfnod yn Sweden yn 2015 drwy nawdd yr International Yeats Literary Residency.

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