Annie McGann interviews 2011 Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence Tony Walsh

Hello! My name is Annie McGann and I am the festival blogger for the Glastonbury Poetry & Words stage. I just had a conversation with my old mate Tony Walsh aka Longfella, who is this year's Official Poet in Residence at Glastonbury Festival. He's come a long way since 'jamming under a giant wicker frog' but I get the feeling that there's not much more he'd rather do

A.McG: So Tony, what year was it when you first appeared at Glastonbury? Who else was on the bill?

TW: 2005. Carol Ann Duffy was the headliner. Rich (Dreadlock Alien) brought the New October Poets. Polarbear made me cry a couple of times – it was about his third ever gig. Andy Craven Griffiths, Berko (John Berkovitch) and Inua were there. Jamie Woon was knocking around. We did some guerilla poetry and jamming under a giant wicker frog. It began a journey that has changed my life!

A.McG: How did you come to be there?

 

... Read the full interview on the Poetry & Words blog

 

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