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Under the Green Word Tree: Music and Poetry – 7:3

October 27, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a special evening of delights of the season!

Ruth Molins is back at the priory, this time with poet Chris Waters. Listen to nature-inspired poetry and music, including Chris’s own prize-winning poetry, poems by Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, and improvised music by Francis Poulenc, Hilary Taggart and others. Come and enjoy these musical and poetic delicacies in our beautiful building, with autumnal decorations for the right kind of atmosphere!

Ruth Molins is a founding member of Flute Cake, Marsyas Quartet, Zephyr Duo, Volo Trio and part of the collective A Quiet Night In. Devon-born, she believes in the value of high-quality, professional music within the local community. She performed as a soloist with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra in 2012 (Rutter, Suite Antique) and again in 2015 (Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp). She has been featured on Phonic FM, Soundart Radio, BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio 3. In 2019 she curated and performed the Flute@37 concerts, a series of intimate performances given from her music studio. During the 2020 lockdown, she gave live-streamed performances of Les Chants de Nectaire by Charles Koechlin, connecting weekly with listeners worldwide. In 2017 her composition, Make Room was performed at Waterstones, The Glorious Art House and Studio 36 in Exeter. Ruth teaches flute at Exeter School and privately.
In 2021, Ruth was invited by Pearl flutes artist, Elizabeth Walker, to record a performance video with practice tips, as part of the Fürstenau Challenge project. Chris Waters lives and works in Devon. He has published four poetry collections – Arisaig; Through a Glass, Lately; Dancing Satyr and most recently On London Clay. He is also a musician and spoken-word performer, enjoying working with fellow performers on collaborative shows and events in the West Country. His work has won several prizes in the UK, including in the 2023 Teignmouth Poetry Festival competition. He’s delighted to be sharing a stage again with Ruth, after their debut project in 2022.


St Nicholas Priory
St Nicholas Priory The Mint
Exeter, Devon EX4 3BL United Kingdom
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