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CROSSING BORDER ANTWERP 4 + 6 NOV 2022

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In conversation with Vashti Bunyan

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Friday November 4, 2022

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EVENING PROGRAMME

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Vashti Bunyan presents Wayward: Just Another Life to Live, a magical and moving memoir of how she bowed out of the 1970’s London folk scene to take long trip by foot and horse drawn wagon to the remote Scottish Hebrides.

Interviewer

Lee Brackstone

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Vashti Bunyan

Coming to Crossing Border is folk scene cult icon Vashti Bunyan, who will introduce her new book Wayward: Just Another Life to Live. It is a magical and moving memoir of how she bowed out of the 1970’s London folk scene and chose instead to make a long trip by foot and horse drawn wagon to join a commune in the remote Scottish Hebrides.

The career of English singer-songwriter Bunyan (1945) grew from obscurity to cult status to newfound fame. During her trek across the Outer Hebrides on her 650-mile odyssey, she wrote the songs that formed the basis for her first record Another Diamond Day (1970). It quickly sank into oblivion, and Bunyan decided to leave the music scene. “My voice made me think of sorrow, I didn’t even sing to my children,” she said in a recent interview.

But thirty years later her record was rediscovered, quickly gaining the recognition it deserves. Since then, she released two more records, Lookaftering in 2005, Heartleap in 2014, and now she makes her debut as a writer with her Wayward: Just Another Life to Live.

Wayward: Just Another Life to Live

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