John Cooper Clarke – A Classic Performance at The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic 2012


The Clash’s former road manager Johnny Green takes John Cooper Clarke the Poet Laureate Of Punk to The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic 2012. Super event with classics like Beasley Street and Hire Car rocking the tent. JCC launched a well measured tongue-in-cheek attack on Johnny Cash regarding Cash’s real “Bird” credentials.

The Clash's former road manager Johnny Green takes John Cooper Clarke the Poet Laureate Of Punk to The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic 2012. Photo Tony St Ledger

The Clash’s former road manager Johnny Green takes John Cooper Clarke the Poet Laureate of Punk to The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic 2012. Photo Tony St Ledger

The event was held at The Mindfield Area at The Electric Picnic.

John Cooper Clarke makes his way to The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic

John Cooper Clarke makes his way to The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic. Photo Tony St Ledger

Far from crazy pavements-John Cooper Clarke, Delivers Beasley Street at The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic photo Tony St Ledger

“Far from crazy pavements” – John Cooper Clarke, delivers Beasley Street at The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic. Photo Tony St Ledger

On The Arts Council Stage was John Banville, Man Booker Prize winner for his novel The Sea, who was joined by Joe Duffy for a special episode of ‘Talk To Joe’. Booker Prize-winning authors Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright, as well as Claire Kilroy, Keith Ridgway, Kathleen MacMahon delighted the audience. Eoin Colfer and Michael Lang were among the other names who were on hand over the course of what was an outstanding weekend of words, music and visuals.

The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic-Photo Tony St Ledger.JPG

The Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic. Photo Tony St Ledger

John Cooper Clarke and Tony St Ledger backstage at Arts Council Stage at The Electric Picnic.jpg

John Cooper Clarke and Tony St Ledger backstage at The EP.

Eyes dead as vicious fish

Look around for laughs

If I could have just one wish

I would be a photograph

on a permanent Monday morning

Get lost or fall asleep

When the yellow cats are yawning

Around the back of Beasley Street

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