“In poetry the words define their own music and that’s why I get a kick out of writing …”
Alastair White and Sean Watson from Edinburgh based band White Heath chat music, metal, poetry and their Carry A Poem picks with our very own Ryan and we get a chance to hear their track “Election Day”.
And if that’s not enough, we treat you to a sample of this week’s Poetry Pub Quiz and offer a special prize.
About Alastair White
Alastair White plays piano and synthesizer for Edinburgh-based five-piece band, White Heath, who draw upon a wide range of styles, traditions and instrumentation to create an exciting and involving live experience. The poem Alastair carries with him is “Carrion Comfort” by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
About Sean Watson
Sean Watson provides the voices, guitars and percussion for White Heath. The List Magazine called their music “beautiful cabaret cacophony”. The poem Sean carries with him is Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”.
First published 19 February, 2010