'Elegy for Jackie Leven'-Interview(+LivePerformance)Fife Acoustic Music Club Oct 09


23. Nov. 2011, 23:33

The Late, Jackie Leven shares his wise; wonderful & witty words with me, during the interval of his performance at the Fife Acoustic Music Club (Polish Club 22/10/09) - which proved to be a memorable home-coming gig; during our chat he gives a candid insight into his itinerant lifestyle; troubled past & relationship with Fife, his introduction to music in his formative years, touching on his Romany heritage - the colourful reasoning for choosing his first pseudonym John St Field, Doll By Doll’s antagonism relationship with Punk and his respect for his Label Cooking Vinyl.

He truly was one of Fife’s greatest musical exports; an engaging raconteur, a gentleman & prolific & consummate musician of the highest order. I'm sure he'll be greatly missed by all who met him & were touched by his music.

Sadly there will be no Encore - RIP Jackie Leven…“Bury me in the Village Square; where I can hear the feet of the children and the drums of the old men”.

Link to Mixcloud(Harknessian) Interview & Performance
Jackie Leven Interview



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