Folkies get busy

PUBLISHED: 13:15 13 May 2010 | UPDATED: 01:14 16 June 2010

What a busy time we ve had in the last couple of weeks, three different occasions and venues, making for an exciting period.

Folkies get busy

WHAT a busy time we've had in the last couple of weeks, three different occasions and venues, making for an exciting period.

First our usual monthly session at the Grove was well supported by both performers and audience, and some lively performances from our resident singers and poets made a great evening.

Then, on the following Saturday, was "A Big Night Out in Beer" organised by Jurassic members Ted Dowse and Frances Lee.

Held at the Dolphin Hotel, they had assembled a packed programme of well-loved local talent such as Mike Green, as well as Jurassic stalwarts, and headlined national and international singer and guitarist, Paul Downes.

Everyone gave their services free and enabled Frances and Ted to raise £690 for that very worthwhile and much in the news charity, ShelterBox.

Finally, we were invited to perform at Seaton Town Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, as part of Seaton Art Festival, where we serenaded all the busy stallholders and visitors.

Annie Bennett had assembled one of our ad-hoc bands consisting of Mike G, Rob Wheaton, Ted Dowse and Peter Arnold on string bass, and Frances Lee also contributed with a couple of her humorous poems.

It must of gone down pretty well, because we got several people coming up and asking about booking us... and we haven't even got a name!

All augers well for our next monthly session on Wednesday, May 19, 8.15pm, at the Grove, Seaton.

As usual, it is free admission and all, performers and audience alike, are welcome. More information from (01297) 20064 or at www.eastdevonfolk.org

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