TOBY HAY / JIM GHEDI

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, CANTON, CARDIFF

From the mind & desk of Arbiter Titan!


Before talking about the evening I must first mention tonight’s stunning venue. St John’s church in Canton in Cardiff is a wonderful venue to hold a show such as this, high vaulted ceilings, double arch altar, lit tonight in multi-colour, providing a majestic backdrop to the musical delights provided therein. A place of serene beauty.


Jim Ghedi

Tardiness on my part means that I miss the first half of Jim’s full band show…

I arrive to catch the last two tracks of his full band set. The first, Phoenix Works, a found poem written by a scythe forge worker lamenting the closure of the works. It is carried along by a thumping rhythm and a repeating motif, invoking the sights and sounds of said forge whilst Jim delivers the tale of woe in a forceful style which illustrates the despair and frustration the storyteller feels.

Lastly, Banks of Mulroy Bay, an old Irish song taught to him by his Grandparents. A man’s sad lament for his home back in Ireland and the girl he left behind. This harmonium driven song and vocal delivery perfectly conveys the protagonist’s heartbreak and his yearning for home.


TOBY HAY

In keeping with this website’s ethos of Holistic Music Journalism, you could call Toby a Holistic Musician. His instrumental tunes have very descriptive titles and, not reading music but creating instinctively, his music is the aural interpretation of the thoughts, senses and emotions that he is experiencing.

Opening with Starlings, Toby reminds us all of his intricate playing, the tune swooping around bringing to mind the graceful movements of the murmurations of a flock of starlings the song is said to induce (sadly, no luck tonight!).

He was then joined by his band, bolstered by violin, double bass, saxophone and drums. I have known Toby for several years and have always marvelled at the glorious sound he makes, alone, with his guitar, with accompaniment his music acquires new, spacious depth taking on a deep jazzy feel which heightens the effect of the sound pictures his music creates. It is not better or worse than his solo playing but different. Solo his playing is like looking at a wondrous, intricate 2D drawing. With a band the drawing springs into magnificent 3D, full of depth, leaping out at you.

The band play a set mostly comprised of songs from his new album, The Longest Day.,The evening is filled with sweeping soundscapes which paint pictures in the mind of canyons and wide open spaces of Utah (Marvin the Mustang from Montana), long endless train journeys through never changing landscapes (Leaving Chicago) and long lazy nights in a Cornish village (Late Summer in Boscastle).

The album was recorded in a very short space of time. Relying on the innate, sympathetic understanding of these talented musicians to interpret the feeling of Toby’s tunes and strike while the iron is hot, creating the music in the moment. This personal music is immediate, not overthought and contrived. To illustrate this point, the band played a new track, creating it for us onstage in the now – a beautiful thing to see, five musicians so finely attuned to each other’s playing.

As much as his music tells tales of travel, it is his tunes of home where Hay shines. His music is about feelings and his love for his home bursts through.

Bear’s Dance, a tune for his dog, a jaunty track which conjures images of Hay and his companion bounding around the local countryside just happy to be together and in their favourite environment. Curlew is a track that starts in a somewhat sombre mood, fear for this endangered bird and its habitat, but as the song enters its second phase a bold, defiant motif repeats as if to say “we will be strong and win through this struggle” – nature will prevail. The evening finished with At the Bright Hem of God, featuring his brother Tim on harmonium, a tune which conveys his pride and love for the countryside of his home. The sweeping hillsides, long expanses of fields and dense woodlands of his Mid Wales home are vividly brought to mind by this gorgeous tune.

This was a special evening, the venues splendour equally matched by the beauty of Toby Hay’s music, let’s hope this isn’t the last time he plays with a full band, it would be our loss.

 

About Department Of Input 7 Articles
Department of Input handles all received correspondence from outsider and contracted parties of The Shonk.

2,153 Comments

  1. india online pharmacy [url=http://indianph.com/#]buy medicines online in india[/url] reputable indian pharmacies

  2. great publish, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you have a great readers’ base already!
    look also at my pages and give a rating

    XEvil is an easy, speedy and easy program for entirely automated recognition and bypass with the vast majority of captchas (CAPTCHAs), with no need to connect any third-social gathering solutions.

    This system Nearly fully replaces solutions for instance AntiGate (Anti-Captcha), RuCaptcha, DeCaptcher and Other people. At the same time, it considerably exceeds them in recognition pace (ten occasions or more) and is totally free.

    http://ww.xn--pg3bz4tu4g2vf.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=free&wr_id=166287 web indexing my indexing
    https://tnamall.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=free&wr_id=1646267 how to speed up google indexing

    @d@=

  3. آیا شرکت ایمن زاهدان خدمات حفاظتی با کیفیت و ارزان را ارائه می‌دهد؟ بله. ایمن زاهدان با تیم حرفه‌ای و تجربه‌ی خود در زمینه‌ی خدمات حفاظتی و امنیتی، از بهترین تجهیزات و قطعات با کیفیت برای ارائه خدمات استفاده می‌کند. این شرکت همواره سعی می‌کند با بهترین خدمات و قیمت مناسب به نیازهای مشتریان پاسخ دهد و رضایت کامل آن‌ها را فراهم کند. سایت رسمی ایمن زاهدان: https://imenzahedan.ir/

  4. I really like your writing style, fantastic information, regards for posting :D. “God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies.” by Claude Louis Hector de Villars.

  5. over the counter diflucan [url=https://diflucan.pro/#]diflucan medication[/url] diflucan 150 mg capsule

  6. can you purchase diflucan [url=http://diflucan.pro/#]diflucan 150mg fluconazole[/url] diflucan tablet 500mg

  7. iGaming 분야에서 선도적인 최신 프라그마틱 게임은 표준화된 콘텐츠를 제공하며 슬롯, 라이브 카지노, 빙고 등을 통해 뛰어난 엔터테인먼트를 선사합니다.
    프라그마틱 무료

    프라그마틱 관련 내용 감사합니다! 또한, 제 사이트에서도 프라그마틱에 대한 유용한 정보를 공유하고 있어요. 함께 서로 이야기하며 더 많은 지식을 쌓아가요!

    https://www.sneaker-nation.com
    https://www.babyelephantlife.com
    http://holyshirtsandpants.net/

  8. Have you ever considered creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  9. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and
    now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the
    same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

    Bless you!

  10. Hello there I am so happy I found your blog page, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a fantastic post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  11. indian pharmacies safe [url=https://indianpharm24.com/#]Top online pharmacy in India[/url] top 10 online pharmacy in india indianpharm.store

  12. india pharmacy [url=https://indianpharm24.shop/#]online pharmacy usa[/url] world pharmacy india indianpharm.store

  13. ahanhefaz company is one of the top manufacturers and providers of building security and beauty products in Iran. Using the best primary parts and modern technology, this company produces a variety of products, including building guardrails, window guards, accordion doors, villa iron doors and wrought iron patio doors, double-glazed windows and installation services for security products such as electric shutters, parking jacks. offers burglar alarms and automatic glass doors to its customers. Also, due to the effort for the best services, this company offers facilities such as free consultation, cost estimation, installation, repair and after-sales service to its customers. Delivery and installation of goods on time and customer satisfaction are other features of ahanhefaz company. website link: https://ahanhefaz.com/

  14. buying from online mexican pharmacy medicine in mexico pharmacies or buying from online mexican pharmacy
    https://images.google.sn/url?sa=t&url=https://mexicanpharm24.com medicine in mexico pharmacies
    [url=https://maps.google.mg/url?q=https://mexicanpharm24.com]mexico drug stores pharmacies[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies and [url=https://quantrinet.com/forum/member.php?u=589133]medication from mexico pharmacy[/url] purple pharmacy mexico price list

  15. indianpharmacy com [url=http://indianpharm24.shop/#]india pharmacy[/url] india pharmacy mail order indianpharm.store

  16. medication from mexico pharmacy п»їbest mexican online pharmacies or mexico drug stores pharmacies
    https://images.google.com.bn/url?q=https://mexicanpharm24.shop reputable mexican pharmacies online
    [url=http://www.dougabbs.com/i/index.cgi?mode=redirect&ref_eid=2139&url=https://mexicanpharm24.shop]mexico pharmacies prescription drugs[/url] mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs and [url=http://bbs.cheaa.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=3086900]mexican rx online[/url] best online pharmacies in mexico

  17. Hello this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have
    to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have
    no coding skills so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  18. Like any other electrical device, the electric shutter is made of professional components and parts based on modern science; The technology of this tool is such that it meets the needs of people in modern society with all the hustle and bustle and insecurity in it; One of the clear examples of this in the design and construction of shutters is compliance with the requirements and standards of buildings and houses that are built according to modern global architecture. Ordinary shutters were used for shops since ancient times. Today, with the advancement of science and technology, all kinds of shutters have entered the market that work with a motor and can be opened and closed easily using a remote control. ahanhefaz In Farsi, it is آهن حفاظ is a website : https://ahanhefaz.com/

  19. price for amoxicillin 875 mg [url=http://amoxilst.pro/#]where to buy amoxicillin 500mg without prescription[/url] amoxicillin 500mg buy online canada

  20. ahansaze company is in Persian language آهن سازه , It is proudly committed to providing installation and manufacturing services of all kinds of quality iron products. This company, with expertise in building wall protection fence, deer antler protection, accordion door, window protection, iron and laser model building entrance door, wrought iron villa door, staircase and balcony railing made of metal and CNC, provides a decent service to its customers. Offers. Also, the installation services of electric shutters, parking jacks, automatic glass doors, electric awnings and parking barriers are also considered as part of Ahansaze services. By offering sales services of pipe, scaffolding and mansman, concrete jack and formwork, and double-glazed windows, ahansaze company ensures that various construction needs are met with the best parts and materials and with high precision. Company website: https://ahansaze.com/

  21. online pharmacy non prescription drugs [url=https://onlinepharmacy.cheap/#]online pharmacy[/url] overseas pharmacy no prescription

  22. canadian prescription prices [url=https://pharmnoprescription.pro/#]buying prescription drugs in canada[/url] canada prescriptions by mail

  23. cheapest erectile dysfunction pills [url=http://edpills.guru/#]cheapest online ed treatment[/url] cheap ed pills

  24. Мы группа SEO-консультантов, специализирующихся на увеличении трафика и повышении рейтинга вашего сайта в поисковых системах.
    Мы достигли значительных результатов и готовы поделиться с вами нашими знаниями и опытом.
    Какая помощь доступна у нас:
    • [url=https://seo-prodvizhenie-ulyanovsk1.ru/]продвижение сайтов в поисковых системах интернета[/url]
    • Глубокий анализ вашего сайта и формирование индивидуального плана продвижения.
    • Оптимизация контента и технических характеристик вашего сайта для достижения наивысших результатов.
    • Ежедневный анализ данных и мониторинг вашего онлайн-присутствия для постоянного улучшения его эффективности.
    Подробнее [url=https://seo-prodvizhenie-ulyanovsk1.ru/]https://seo-prodvizhenie-ulyanovsk1.ru/[/url]
    Результаты наших клиентов уже видны: повышение посещаемости, улучшение позиций в поисковых запросах и, конечно же, рост бизнеса. Мы можем предоставить вам бесплатную консультацию, для обсуждения ваших потребностей и разработки стратегии продвижения, соответствующей вашим целям и финансовым возможностям.
    Не упустите возможность повысить эффективность вашего бизнеса в интернете. Свяжитесь с нами немедленно.

  25. Do you have a spam issue on this website; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have created some nice practices and we are looking to swap methods with others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  26. online pharmacy with prescription [url=https://pharmacynoprescription.pro/#]best online prescription[/url] canada pharmacy without prescription

  27. mexican pharmaceuticals online pharmacies in mexico that ship to usa or mexican pharmaceuticals online
    https://www.mf-shogyo.co.jp/link.php?url=https://mexicanpharm.online medicine in mexico pharmacies
    [url=https://www.google.co.zw/url?q=https://mexicanpharm.online]buying prescription drugs in mexico online[/url] mexican rx online and [url=https://98e.fun/space-uid-7238526.html]mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa[/url] mexico pharmacies prescription drugs

  28. Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thanks Nevertheless I’m experiencing concern with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting an identical rss downside? Anybody who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx

  29. pharmacies in mexico that ship to usa medicine in mexico pharmacies or mexico drug stores pharmacies
    https://www.google.com.uy/url?q=https://mexicanpharm.online mexico pharmacies prescription drugs
    [url=https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/recipe/1304991/2?mbid=HDFD&trackback=http://mexicanpharm.online/]best online pharmacies in mexico[/url] mexican border pharmacies shipping to usa and [url=https://www.warshipsfaq.ru/user/mqmaaphyar]mexico drug stores pharmacies[/url] mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs

  30. I must get across my love for your kind-heartedness for men and women that must have assistance with this field. Your real commitment to getting the solution all through became pretty valuable and has consistently empowered guys just like me to arrive at their desired goals. Your personal invaluable key points entails a whole lot a person like me and still more to my mates. Thanks a ton; from all of us.

  31. world pharmacy india [url=http://indianpharm.shop/#]best online pharmacy india[/url] online shopping pharmacy india

  32. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I don’t know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already
    😉 Cheers!

  33. indian pharmacy paypal [url=https://indianpharmacy.icu/#]indian pharmacy[/url] indian pharmacy paypal

  34. mexico pharmacies prescription drugs purple pharmacy mexico price list or medication from mexico pharmacy
    https://cse.google.bi/url?sa=i&url=https://mexicanpharmacy.shop mexican pharmaceuticals online
    [url=http://www.sacc.to/_cgi/common/redirect.asp?site=https://mexicanpharmacy.shop/]mexican rx online[/url] medication from mexico pharmacy and [url=http://cos258.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=1246068]purple pharmacy mexico price list[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  35. mexican pharmaceuticals online [url=http://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]Mexican Pharmacy Online[/url] mexico pharmacies prescription drugs

  36. online pharmacy india [url=https://indianpharmacy.icu/#]indian pharmacy[/url] world pharmacy india

  37. п»їlegitimate online pharmacies india [url=http://indianpharmacy.icu/#]indian pharmacy delivery[/url] buy medicines online in india

  38. pharmacy wholesalers canada buy drugs from canada or certified canadian international pharmacy
    http://dsl.sk/article_forum.php?action=reply&forum=255549&entry_id=147673&url=http://canadianpharmacy24.store recommended canadian pharmacies
    [url=http://www.yoosure.com/go8/index.php?goto=https://canadianpharmacy24.store]canadian drugs[/url] legit canadian pharmacy online and [url=http://www.donggoudi.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=275609]canadian drugs pharmacy[/url] canadadrugpharmacy com

  39. best online pharmacies in mexico [url=http://mexicanpharmacy.shop/#]Online Pharmacies in Mexico[/url] buying prescription drugs in mexico online

  40. india pharmacy [url=http://indianpharmacy.icu/#]buy prescription drugs from india[/url] top 10 online pharmacy in india

  41. how to buy generic clomid for sale [url=http://clomidall.shop/#]order cheap clomid no prescription[/url] where to buy generic clomid without a prescription

  42. generic zithromax 500mg zithromax 250 mg tablet price or average cost of generic zithromax
    https://cse.google.com.pr/url?sa=t&url=https://zithromaxall.shop where can i buy zithromax medicine
    [url=http://envirodesic.com/healthyschools/commpost/hstransition.asp?urlrefer=zithromaxall.shop]generic zithromax medicine[/url] cost of generic zithromax and [url=https://forexzloty.pl/members/371358-ohuqnicynd]zithromax 500 without prescription[/url] generic zithromax india

  43. prednisone 20mg tab price [url=http://prednisoneall.com/#]50mg prednisone tablet[/url] prednisone 20mg buy online

  44. 33개 언어와 다양한 화폐를 통해 세계 시장에 제공되는 프라그마틱 플레이의 다양한 테마의 슬롯을 즐겨보세요.
    프라그마틱

    프라그마틱에 대한 글 읽는 것이 정말 재미있었어요! 또한, 제 사이트에서도 프라그마틱과 관련된 정보를 공유하고 있어요. 함께 발전하며 더 많은 지식을 쌓아가요!

    https://www.12315hd.cn/
    https://www.12315om.cn/
    https://www.sujanews.com

  45. buy zithromax 1000 mg online [url=http://zithromaxall.com/#]buy azithromycin zithromax[/url] buy zithromax

  46. where to buy amoxicillin 500mg amoxicillin 500mg buy online uk or buy amoxicillin online no prescription
    https://cse.google.gg/url?sa=t&url=https://amoxilall.shop where to get amoxicillin over the counter
    [url=https://toolbarqueries.google.com.sg/url?q=https://amoxilall.shop]buy amoxicillin 250mg[/url] amoxicillin online without prescription and [url=https://m.414500.cc/home.php?mod=space&uid=3495678]can i purchase amoxicillin online[/url] buying amoxicillin online

  47. where to buy amoxicillin 500mg antibiotic amoxicillin or amoxicillin 30 capsules price
    https://images.google.ki/url?q=https://amoxilall.shop buy amoxicillin without prescription
    [url=http://renaware.net/renaware-consultant/recipes/?linkname=utensiliosdecocina&langid=sp&origdomain=amoxilall.shop]amoxicillin without a prescription[/url] amoxil generic and [url=http://www.empyrethegame.com/forum/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=293781]amoxicillin no prescription[/url] generic amoxicillin cost

  48. buy zithromax online australia [url=http://zithromaxall.com/#]where to get zithromax[/url] zithromax coupon

  49. where to buy generic clomid no prescription [url=https://clomidall.shop/#]cheap clomid without insurance[/url] can you buy cheap clomid without insurance

  50. Generic Viagra online [url=http://sildenafiliq.com/#]buy viagra online[/url] Viagra tablet online

  51. Kamagra Oral Jelly [url=http://kamagraiq.shop/#]Sildenafil Oral Jelly[/url] Kamagra Oral Jelly

  52. Generic Cialis price [url=http://tadalafiliq.shop/#]tadalafil iq[/url] Cialis over the counter

  53. п»їBuy generic 100mg Viagra online Buy Viagra online cheap or viagra canada
    http://texeltv.nl/_a2/vp6.php?vid=musea/ecomare.wmv&link=http://sildenafiliq.com Generic Viagra for sale
    [url=http://vmus.adu.org.za/vm_search.php?database=vimma&prj_acronym=MammalMAP&db=vimma&URL=http://sildenafiliq.com&Logo=images/vimma_logo.png&Headline=Virtual]Viagra tablet online[/url] over the counter sildenafil and [url=http://wuyuebanzou.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=503051]Cheap Sildenafil 100mg[/url] sildenafil 50 mg price

  54. Generic Cialis without a doctor prescription [url=http://tadalafiliq.shop/#]Generic Tadalafil 20mg price[/url] Generic Cialis without a doctor prescription

  55. best online pharmacy india [url=https://indianpharmgrx.shop/#]Healthcare and medicines from India[/url] Online medicine order

  56. Hey there! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good success. If you know of any please share. Kudos!

  57. indian pharmacy paypal [url=https://indianpharmgrx.com/#]indian pharmacy paypal[/url] indianpharmacy com

  58. buying prescription drugs in mexico online [url=http://mexicanpharmgrx.shop/#]online pharmacy in Mexico[/url] п»їbest mexican online pharmacies

  59. canadian pharmacy oxycodone [url=http://canadianpharmgrx.com/#]International Pharmacy delivery[/url] legitimate canadian pharmacy

  60. mexican online pharmacies prescription drugs [url=http://mexicanpharmgrx.com/#]Pills from Mexican Pharmacy[/url] mexico drug stores pharmacies

  61. canada drugs [url=http://canadianpharmgrx.xyz/#]Pharmacies in Canada that ship to the US[/url] canadian pharmacy ratings

  62. canadian pharmacy no scripts [url=https://canadianpharmgrx.com/#]List of Canadian pharmacies[/url] legitimate canadian pharmacies

  63. indianpharmacy com indian pharmacies safe or <a href=" http://weinlexikon.net/info.php?a%5B%5D=cheap+cialis “>Online medicine home delivery
    https://marketplace.tryondailybulletin.com/AdHunter/Tryon/Home/EmailFriend?url=https://indianpharmgrx.com buy medicines online in india
    [url=https://www.google.com.ni/url?q=https://indianpharmgrx.com]Online medicine home delivery[/url] indian pharmacy paypal and [url=https://masterbationtube.com/user/ciqcugqtfm/videos]best india pharmacy[/url] online shopping pharmacy india

  64. reliable canadian pharmacy [url=http://canadianpharmgrx.com/#]My Canadian pharmacy[/url] canada pharmacy 24h

  65. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had been doing a little research on this. And he in fact bought me lunch because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your site.

  66. ciprofloxacin mail online [url=https://ciprofloxacin.guru/#]ciprofloxacin order online[/url] cipro 500mg best prices

  67. I highly advise to avoid this site. My personal experience with it was nothing but frustration and concerns regarding fraudulent activities. Proceed with extreme caution, or better yet, look for an honest site for your needs.

  68. doxycycline order online [url=http://doxycyclinest.pro/#]doxycycline generic[/url] generic doxycycline

  69. Someone necessarily assist to make severely posts I might state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and up to now? I amazed with the research you made to make this actual publish amazing. Wonderful activity!

  70. Greetings! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when viewing from my iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share. Appreciate it!

  71. I strongly recommend stay away from this platform. My own encounter with it has been only dismay and suspicion of scamming practices. Exercise extreme caution, or alternatively, find a trustworthy site to fulfill your requirements.

  72. I urge you steer clear of this platform. The experience I had with it has been only frustration along with suspicion of deceptive behavior. Proceed with extreme caution, or even better, seek out an honest platform for your needs.

  73. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve be mindful your stuff prior to and you’re simply too magnificent. I really like what you’ve obtained here, really like what you’re stating and the best way through which you assert it. You are making it entertaining and you still take care of to stay it sensible. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.

  74. can i purchase cheap clomid prices [url=http://clomida.pro/#]how can i get cheap clomid without a prescription[/url] cheap clomid online

  75. ivermectin 400 mg brands [url=https://stromectola.top/#]ivermectin uk coronavirus[/url] ivermectin generic

  76. I highly advise steer clear of this platform. My own encounter with it has been only dismay and doubts about fraudulent activities. Proceed with extreme caution, or better yet, seek out an honest site to fulfill your requirements.

  77. where buy cheap clomid without insurance [url=https://clomida.pro/#]can i order generic clomid without a prescription[/url] can i order cheap clomid

  78. I urge you to avoid this site. The experience I had with it has been nothing but disappointment as well as concerns regarding fraudulent activities. Proceed with extreme caution, or alternatively, look for a trustworthy service for your needs.