Live at the Roastery: Poetry & Blues Night


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Join us at our atmospheric Roastery in Aberfeldy for an evening of poetry from acclaimed poets Jon Plunkett and Morag Anderson with blues music by Bert Bertram and beer by Wasted Degrees.

Friday 27th January 2023 at 8pm

Born among the granite and drumlins of Ireland, Jon Plunkett now lives and writes in the Highlands of Scotland. His work has been widely published and anthologised in poetry and literary journals. In addition to writing, Jon is a multiple poetry slam winner and keen performer, often collaborating with musicians and artists to lift the words from the page and present poetry in new ways. Jon is founder of The Corbenic Poetry Path – a meandering path through beautiful Highland scenery where the words of many contemporary poets have been carved in stone, etched in glass, encased in resin and installed along the way. In 2018 he took the reins of Poetry Scotland. His first full collection ‘A melody of sorts’ was published with Red Squirrel Press in 2019.

Morag Anderson is a Scottish poet based in Highland Perthshire. Her debut chapbook, Sin Is Due to Open in a Room Above Kitty’s, is published by Fly on the Wall Press, 2021.  Her poetry appears in Finished Creatures, Gutter, Popshot Quarterly, Skylight 47, The Broken Spine Arts Collective, and The Scotsman as well as several anthologies. She was placed in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2021, the Edwin Morgan Trust Competition 2021, the Blue Nib Chapbook VI Contest, shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2019 and 2021, and won Over the Edge New Poet 2018 as well as the Clochoderick Prize 2018.

Allan ‘Bert’ Bertram has been a professional musician, songwriter, composer, producer, and lecturer in music for longer than he cares to remember. During the 1980s he had a recording career as a guitarist with a band called Nightshift which was signed to Zoom Records, Polygram and EMI/Harvest. In addition to recording original songs for the band, he was involved with a team which wrote for artists including Tina Turner and Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac).

Bert built his own recording studio at his home in Perthshire and has welcomed a number of artists to record songs and tunes in a wide range of styles and genres. He recently completed the recording, arrangement and production of an album for Edinburgh duo, the Blue Moon Travellers. The album, ‘Into the Blue’, was nominated for a Scottish Independent Music Award in 2020. He is currently working on an album of his own material and can be found most days in his studio at his home in Fortingall, Perthshire.

Tickets: £10