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John Matthews & Julian Littman - The Book of Celtic Verse & Goblin Market Tarot/Music

On Friday 1st April author John Matthews will come by the shop to present his "The Book of Celtic Verse". He will also be joined by Julian Littman from folk-rock group Steeleye Span who will play a couple of songs live from "Goblin Market Music" - a CD which accompanies John's "Goblin Market Tarot".

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John Matthews & Julian Littman - The Book of Celtic Verse & Goblin Market Tarot/Music

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01 Apr, 17:30

London, 19-21 Cecil Ct, London WC2N 4EZ, UK

About the event

On Friday 1st April author John Matthews will come by the shop to present his "The Book of Celtic Verse". He will also be joined by Julian Littman from folk-rock group Steeleye Span who will play a couple of songs live from "Goblin Market Music" - a CD which accompanies John's "Goblin Market Tarot".

The Book of Celtic Verse is an inspiring, magical and beautifully packaged collection of  Celtic poetry compiled by a leading authority on Celtic tradition.  Arranged into five thematic chapters, this anthology reflects the  uniquely Celtic love of nature, history, love, myth, magic and  spirituality.

Goblin Market Tarot is an outstanding new deck from John Matthews inspired by the Victorian poem Goblin Market by  Christina Rossetti, beautifully illustrated by the renowned artist  Charles Newington. The only Tarot to explore fully the whole world of  faeries, including its more shadowy aspects – the goblins.

Goblin Market Music is a concept album which was produced and mostly written by Julian Littman and  features all the current members of Steeleye Span. 'Spud' Sinclair and  Jessie May Smart wrote a song each whilst Maddy Prior sings lead on one  track. Liam Genockey, Benji Kirkpatrick and Roger Carey make up the rest  of the band.  The album has themes in the music that recall  the successful 2013 Steeleye concept album 'Wintersmith', for which  Julian wrote 3 songs. The album also features Jane Milligan, daughter of  Spike Milligan with whom Julian worked with in the past, and Caitlin  Mathews, wife of John Matthews the author of the Tarot guide book.

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