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Garnet Rogers & Peter Paul Van Camp

May 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Peter Paul Van Camp, “The Only Performing Poet From Coshocton Ohio,” is a much loved and well-remembered figure from the late 70’s and early 80’s Canadian Folk Festival circuit. He left the road life a few decades ago, and has only recently resumed his touring.

He and I are old friends and when we were offered a rare one-off chance to perform together last Fall we both jumped at it, although having never worked together as duo before, had no idea what to expect. The show was magic… at least for us.

We sat together and took turns, workshop style, Peter Paul reading his extraordinary poems, and me singing a few songs and reading passages from my memoir.

The contrast between his persona as a shy, bookish somewhat nerdy small town aesthete in a bow tie and several sweaters, and mine as a dissipated, world weary and occasionally vulgar relic of a folk singer led to a lot of laughter.

I’ve been performing for over 40 years, and have never seen an audience so helpless and on the ropes in the face of a show.

We went on for a couple of hours and could have easily done more but it would have been cruel to continue. I don’t know when I have had so much fun.

Backstage after the show, we looked at each other and said, at the same time, “We have to do this again.”

So we are. I am thrilled about this and am so looking forward to seeing if we can make lightning strike again.

Details

Date:
May 14, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.midlandculturalcentre.com/

Venue

Midland Cultural Centre
333 King St
Midland,ONL4R 3M7Canada
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Phone:
705-527-4420
Website:
www.midlandculturalcentre.com