Palmstar Poppy – Songs In Search Of Love Lost At Sea

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, Written, Performed & Produced by David Paul Jones, Winner of the 2011 Glenfiddich Spirit Of Scotland Award For Music
  • Scottish Music Centre
  • 12 Jun 2012

Award-winning composer, pianist and vocalist, David Paul Jones, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with the revival of his song collection, Palmstar Poppy – Songs In Search Of Love Lost At Sea.

Through a cycle of nine songs, presented as an intimate solo vocal and piano performance, Jones recounts a tender and enigmatic tale of a seafarer’s lone voyage across uncharted seas, aboard his ship, The Palmstar Poppy.

A seafarer boards his ship, The Palmstar Poppy, in search of the legendary land of Woop-Woop, a wonderland believed to exist somewhere beneath the great oceans. His voyage is sparked by a voice heard in his dreams, inviting him to sail south to Wishsong Bay, where he is to follow the sun and look for the place where the last rains of Woop-Woop fall…

Palmstar Poppy reveals Jones’ flair and passion for contemporary song writing. His hauntingly emotive sound-worlds are composed of intricate vocal melodies that rise and fall against a backdrop of shimmering piano textures, formed from an evocative and sparse harmonic language. His trademark sound-poetry lyrics conjure up imaginary and atmospheric worlds, highlighting his exploration of music as ‘theatre for the ears’.

David Paul Jones has been performing on the Edinburgh Fringe for over 15 years and is perhaps best known to Fringe audiences for his soundtracks and live performances to multi-award winning productions with Grid IronThose Eyes That Mouth (2003), The Devil’s Larder (2005), Barflies (2009) and What Remains (2011). He was awarded the prestigious Glenfiddich Spirit Of Scotland Award For Music in 2011, nominated alongside King Creosote, Emeli Sandé and Primal Scream.

Palmstar Poppy will be presented in a live theatre/cabaret setting at the Barony Bar in Edinburgh’s New Town, home of Grid Iron’s smash-hit 2009 Fringe production, Barflies.

Dates: 2nd Aug (Preview), 3rd-9th, 12th-16th, 19th-23rd, 26th-27th Aug
Time: 15:00hrs (1 Hour)
Venue: Barony Bar, Broughton Street, Edinburgh (Fringe Venue 153)
Tickets: Preview £6/£5. All other performances £12/£11
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