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Beat reading

March 18th, 2021

Deep Cove author, Trevor Carolan is set to be part of a new YouTube Spotlight concert series when he livestreams a reading from Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, Friday, March 19, 7:30 pm.

Carolan will read from his new travel book Road Trips: Journeys in the Unspoiled World, presenting spoken word and travel vignettes from Morocco, San Francisco, Nepal, Cuba, Lisbon, Paris, Warsaw and Laos.  Joining Carolan are two of Canada’s top jazz stars, Henry Young on guitar, and Paul Blaney on stand-up bass.

“We’re reimagining the Beat-era poetry & jazz style work by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac for current pandemic times,” says Carolan.  “Working with Henry and Paul is like having a couple of hip bodyguards making sure everything works, and it’s an opportunity to imagine being in far-off places during these locked in pandemic times.”

Trevor Carolan (middle) with Henry Young (left) and Paul Blaney (right) in Christ Cathedral.

The YouTube livestream is also an opportunity to make modest donations to the Cathedral’s long-established work with disadvantaged groups in Vancouver’s downtown core.


Event:                         Spotlight:  ROAD TRIPS IN PANDEMIC TIMES

featuring Trevor Carolan, Henry Young and Paul Blaney

Date:                           Friday, March 19th, 2021

Time:                          7:30pm

Location:                   on-line

Register here to receive the link

While the live show is on Friday evening, people registered have 30 days to watch the reading and jazz performance once it gets posted on YouTube.

To preview a short 18 second clip from one of Carolan’s rehearsals, click on the following link: https://www.thecathedral.ca/events/spotlight-road-trips-in-pandemic-times/2021-03-19

From the press release:

Acclaimed for his public readings, Trevor Carolan performs internationally.  Henry Young is one of Canada’s foremost guitarists; with Nina Simone he played alongside many of the jazz world’s greats. Paul Blaney is a longtime member of   The New Orchestra Workshop and veteran of the west coast music scene.


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