Stolen YearsSTOLEN YEARS

from Concord log bookIn 1937, East Coast journalist and artist Archie White commissioned the yacht Concord from Harry King’s boatyard at Pinmill in Suffolk. His lovingly kept record of Concord’s early years provides a window onto a lost world touched by the shadow of war. I now own Concord and have brought her story to life in Stolen Years. Extracts from Concord’s original logbooks provide the framework for a concert of music ranging from the lute fantasias of John Dowland and the haunting writing of Benjamin Britten through to traditional music and sea songs, interwoven with poetry by W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Philip Larkin.

Suitable for the stage or the most intimate private event this performance reignites the art of storytelling with music.

For more information please contact me at james@jamesboyd.co.uk

‘A virtuoso musician… a homage to life…’ — Classic Boat Magazine.