Therapy Sessions is a staple of First Fortnight Festival, an eclectic night of music and spoken work that should not be missed. The second instalment sees acclaimed spoken word poet Stephen James Smith returns to MC and programme the spoken word element for Therapy Sessions 2019. Joining him this year to curate the music element, we’re thrilled to be joined by incredibly talented duo Saint Sister
Kevin P Gilday
Beloved band Pillow Queens are returning to the Therapy Sessions stage with their distinct sound that Steve Lamacq from BBC Radio 6 has called “deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails.”
Hypnotic in her performance, Rachel Lavelle blends elegant piano with innovative electronic sound design and has previously performed or supported Booka Brass Band, Jack Lukeman and Saint Sister.
The acclaimed guitarist and vocalist David Tapley from experimental sound merchants Tandem Felix will also perform.
The line up includes Kevin P. Gilday, the award winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow who has performed all over the world from Hollywood to East Kilbride.
Published and recorded UK poet, Salena Godden will also take to the stage to share hypnotic, evocative words of courage and resistance.
Saoirse Anton is a theatre-maker, critic, writer, feminist, enthusiast, optimist, opinionated scamp & human being.
* The Academic and Saint Sister have curated the line-up for each of the Therapy Sessions and will not be performing on the night