Jeremy Irons recited “Afterwards” by Thomas Hardy, at the Sunflower Jam concert Celebrating Jon Lord on Friday 4 April 2014, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Jeremy Irons was the host of Superjam 2011, in aid of the Sunflower Jam Charity, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England on Friday 8 July 2011. Max Irons and Sinead Cusack were also in attendance.
For over 100 utterly stunning photos from the event (including a couple of Jeremy) check out Gabrielle McMillan Photography.
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Charity Founder- Jacky Paice (Wife of Legendary Drummer Ian Paice) Actor and rock lover- Jeremy Irons will act as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. This year, to kick start the fundraising in a bigger and better way, a unique legendary event is being launched on the 8 July 2011 and will showcase the ultimate ‘Superjam 2011’ – a rock ‘n’ roll fundraising evening at the Royal Albert Hall. Music legends already confirmed include: Deep Purple’s, Ian Paice, Ian Gillian, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Steve Morse alongside Jon Lord, Joe Bonamassa.
This is the first time Deep Purple have performed in the last 2 years and with more legendary names involved including, Danny Bowes, Rick Wakeman, Newton Faulkner this promises to be an evening of compelling entertainment and hypnotic production.
The Sunflowerjam Charity which was founded in Spring 2011, supports initiatives set up to bridge the gap between integrated, functional and conventional medicine with a natural approach to wellness for children, young people, adults and their families with a range of acute and chronic emotional, mental and physical conditions.
Superjam 2011 is to be the charity’s biggest event to date and will help us to increase the already raised funds from previous events. The Superjam’s in the past have been on a much smaller scale – Jeremy Irons has always acted as MC and we have guest performances by world famous artists such as Status Quo, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, Ray Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Suggs and not forgetting the late great Gary Moore(his son will perform with us this year). Jon Lord of Deep Purple is one of the trustees and an active supporter of the charity, says: ‘The Sunflower Jam ‘Superjam’ has become an established event for two reasons because: it’s such a great cause and because it’s such huge fun too!’
You can watch out for details as more artists become involved and you can purchase tickets from http://www.thesunflowerjam.com
General tickets are priced at £100.00 and VIP tickets which include drinks reception, best seats, dinner and drinks are £500 and £1000 per head. To become a sponsor or for specialist hospitality packages please contact 01202 896698 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to go to the Jon Lord official website for more about “To Notice Such Things”.
‘Afterwards’ is the album’s final track. It features Jeremy Irons reading Thomas Hardy’s poem of the same title with Jon Lord on piano.
The album is dedicated to the memory of his late friend Sir John Mortimer and contains a six piece suite for solo flute, piano and string orchestra as well as three other compositions for the same forces.
1. To Notice Such Things
a. As I Walked Out One Evening
b. At Court
c. Turville Heath
d. The Stick Dance
e. The Winter of a Doormouse
2. Evening Song
3. For Example
4. Air on the Blue String
5. Afterwards (poem read by Jeremy Irons)
Go to JonLord.org to listen to samples from To Notice Such Things.