Lively evening of folk music and poetry

PUBLISHED: 06:58 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:37 15 June 2010

A VERY lively crowd descended on the Grove for the latest session of Jurassic Folk and Acoustic.

A VERY lively crowd descended on the Grove for the latest session of Jurassic Folk and Acoustic.Many of them probably were the Alana, Chloe and Izzy fan club comprising lots of family and friends. They were not disappointed as the girls once again gave some interesting arrangements of old and new songs, with lots of nice harmonies sharing of lines.Equally stimulating were new visitors from deepest Dorset, well actually Lyme Regis. Charles and Claire, father and daughter, having braved crossing the border into Devon, sang acapella as well as with a mandola accompaniment. Some quite tricky stuff, and they persuaded the audience to join in a sort of human version of an electronic loop, which was great fun and made a change from the usual chorus.Graham Bungay, usually unaccompanied, astounded us all by producing a guitar which he played for the first time in public, a well appreciated debut. Frances Lee was our only poet of the night, and regaled us with tales of the incompatibilty of cats and computers, and.the rigours of attending a slimming club. Other sterling performances came from regulars Mike G, Annie Bennett and the Bard of Seaton himself, Ted Dowse, plus the usual barely adequate offerings from yours truly, Peter Arnold.The next session is today, Wednesday, November 19, at 8pm, at the Grove Nite Club, and as always, everyone is welcome, performers and audience alike.Admission is absolutely free. Watch out for our Christmas Party next month, and more information is available by calling (01297) 20064 or looking at www.eastdevonfolk.org.Peter Arnold


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