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GUEST,Richard Free Afternoon of Folk: Southport April (2) Free Afternoon of Folk: Southport April 27 Mar 13

Hello Mudcatters,

Thought you might like to know about a great afternoon of folk music in the lovely surroundings of Hesketh Park, Southport, Lancashire/Merseyside* on Sunday April 28th 2013, 1pm-5.30pm. It's FREE!!

The afternoon will feature a range of great acts from Lancashire and Merseyside which are listed below, including songs, tunes and even a short family orientated ceilidh to get kids involved. Some names you might know include Tony Gibbons, David Hirst, The Bothy Folk Club, Keith Price, Alastair Vannan and piper Ken Beamer. See below for details....

Picnics are recommended!

See attached facebook link, and if you're feeling helpful, please 'like' the page (thank you!!):!/pages/The-Corduroy-Folk-Club/549494541750600


David Hirst. Singer songwriter from Southport. David is the singer in Liverpool based folk band Misery Guts as well as a solo performer. He sings a mix of his own compositions and traditional English songs. David is also a founder member of the Corduroy Folk Club; hosts and organisers of the Folk in the Park. (

Alastair Vannan. Folk singer from Ormskirk. As well as being a first class singer and musician, Alastair is a professional archaeologist. He sings traditional songs from England, Scotland and Ireland while sharing some of their historical context. Alastair is also a member of the folk duo Vannan-James (

Ken Beamer. Piper from Maghull. Ken is a former military piper and will be accompanied for this performance by another piper, military drums and guitars. This promises to provide a fabulous finale to Folk in the Park.

Keith Price. Folk singer from Liverpool. Keith plays guitar, violin and melodian and is a powerful folk singer with a legendary wit.

Tony Gibbons and Kate Bradbury. Folk duo from Liverpool. Tony and Kate are a very well respected duo playing traditional songs and their own compositions too. Their two part harmonies are accompanied by Tony's Guitar-bouzouki and Kate's fiddle.

The Bothy Folk Club Residents. The Bothy Folk Club has been meeting weekly in Southport for nearly 50yrs and is one of the most respected, well established clubs in the country. Some of the very best stars of the folk music world can be seen there on their guest nights. The numerous residents will be joining together in a number of different ensembles to show off the diverse range of British folk music.

Family Ceilidh. Called by Richard Simcock with residents of the Bothy Folk Club. Richard will be encouraging the audience and particularly children to get on their feet and have a dance. Richard is also a founder member of the Corduroy Folk Club.

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