Dazzling fiddler at folk night

PUBLISHED: 09:57 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

Arguably the best we have had so far, full of humour, drama and passion. The night was a new benchmark in the Jurassic Folk s progress.

Arguably the best we have had so far, full of humour, drama and passion.

The night was a new benchmark in the Jurassic Folk's progress. New faces among both the performers and audience, and new combinations of artists brought an enervating variety to the proceedings.

Highlights included newcomer Rupert Lewis with some dazzling fiddling,

who also combined with another newcomer, Mitch Norman (a friend of the Bard of Seaton, Ted Dowse) on guitar. Lizzie Bewsher, famous playwright and producer, had written new words to a couple of old chorus songs which everyone sang along with gusto.

The band Hickory also gave us some rollicking songs and Peter Arnold brought everyone back down to earth

with a traditional ballad, Lady Elindor, in which, faithful to the

genre, everyone comes to a gory death. The usual fine performances from

Frances Lee, Ted Dowse and Big Tim Burstall, and an impromptu

collaboration between Lizzie, Peter, Big Tim and Chris Bolton (of Hickory) brought out the subtle nuances of the bawdy ballad Chastity

Belt.

Owing to a number of us being involved in plays in Beer on the third

Wednesday, it was voted to change the date for March only to Wednesday, March 12 at the usual time of 8pm.

As always, everyone is welcome and admission is free.

More details by calling (01297) 20064 or visiting www.eastdevonfolk.org.

Peter Arnold

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