This is a colorful playlist of poetry and songs from the Emerald Isle.
The program features classic early 19th Century lyrics by Thomas Moore from his collection of original poems set to traditional melodies: Dear Harp of My Country; At the Mid-Hour of Night; The Minstrel Boy; and The Last Rose of Summer.
A central element is the poetry of William Butler Yeats, including the song "Down by the Salley Gardens" with lyrics by Yeats.
David also sings favorite 18th and 19th Century folk songs including : Whiskey in the Jar; The Water is Wide; and By The Rising of the Moon. Plus a surprising encore about a wild rose!
The songs are interwoven with readings of poetry by Moore, Yeats, and other great Irish poets.
Contact David for information about how to book this concert.
The Washington Post has called David Gordon "an irresistable performer." He's a life-long troubadour whose compelling voice, keen sense of drama, and wacky humor have charmed audiences worldwide for more than 50 years. David's international performing and recording career reaches from Bach to bluegrass, from grand opera to jazz, from Mozart to songs of the Oregon Trail. Read more here...
David Lives in Pacific Grove, California, with his wife, author and artist Ginna Gordon. Together they run Lucky Valley Press, a boutique book editing and design firm for independent authors