Manor House Gigs

Keith James the music of Yusif

27th October 2018

On his third visit to The Manor House Keith James presented the songs of Yusuf – Cat Stevens.

An audience of 60 in the intimate Old Court Room first listened intently to the carefully crafted guitar work and crystal clear sound that are Keith’s’ hallmark and then at Keith’s invitation, sang along to classics starting with Morning Has Broken but moving on to Peace Train, Wild World, Father and Son and many more.

Before each song Keith explained the background to each song, most of which were taken from the Tea For The Tillerman album and other albums around the same era such as Teaser and The Firecat and Buddah and The Chocolate Box.

The was a warm atmosphere in the room as everyone enjoyed the performance and Keith was once again complimentary about the Manor House and it’s knowledgeable and welcoming audience.

Previously at The Manor House Keith has performed the songs of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. As with his other performances Keith went off-piste to include poems he had set to music by Spanish poet Lorca and Tiger Tiger by William Blake – both expertly interpreted and performed.

Keith is dedicating his performances of Yusuf-Cat Stevens songs to the work of UNESCO in support of Syrain refugees and over £100 was donated by the Manor House audience.