Monday, 23 September 2019

Beer Tasting on a Thursday Night


Says it all really - good on Freya and Seb at The White Hart for putting this on having been suitably encouraged by one or two blokes from the group...! 

Education for all (over 18!).



Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sun. Sea. And Singing. At LymeFest 2019



Another rather Magnificent weekend down on the South Coast at the LymeFolk Festival - casting long, black shadows and nearly spelling something!

Thanks to all who came and saw us and said such nice things about our performances.

More photos and info can be found at https://www.facebook.com/lymefolk/ and https://www.lymefolk.com.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sea-side singing ahoy!


Fair warning to all the fair folk of Lyme Regis, that this day they will be invaded by the Be-blackened Singing Hordes from the North (North North Wiltshire branch) of Those Magnificent Singing Blokes from Ashton Keynes.

Quite a line up to enjoy!  Should be a cracker.

Full details at https://www.lymefolk.com/.



Friday, 30 August 2019

The Costwold Distillery incident


It's fair to say that we had rather a pleasant time at our first trip to Cotswold Distillery and their festival... flags were fluttering, we lumbered around the place, blackening the scene with our outfits and purveying quality BlokeSong at every opportunity and location, without the aid of amplification.

All good fun indeed, topped off by a decent spot of nosh and a darn good sing-song in a pub not too far away and more or less on the way home.

And the "incident"...?  We'll draw a veil on that for now until it is lost in the myths of time...

Thursday, 15 August 2019

The Magnificent AK47 in another distillery...?


A rather wonderful line up including The Magnificent AK47 popping up around the place and propping up the bar.

The Magnificent AK47 ...? In a Distillery...? With our reputation...? Should be a Grand Day out for all.

Hope to see you there.


Full details at https://www.cotswoldsdistillery.com/blogs/news/the-cotswolds-distillery-festival

Sunday, 11 August 2019

A Spooky Summer of Love


It is with no little sadness that we mark the passing of another summer of Spookyness.  Very much a case of sad they have left us, but glad that they came.

Many of us had the good fortune to see them once or twice and marvel at their acute harmonies and utter daftness and sheer deftness of performance, teasing us with plaintive songs about the modern, much-muddled, male and many others.

If you are not familiar with their oeuvre, then venture towards https://spookymen.com and https://www.facebook.com/spookymen/ and all other places and you will not be disappointed.

Truly inspiring stuff.
 

Tuesday, 16 July 2019


He is the effervescent choir leader extraordinaire, CyberSinging enthusiast, Pop-up ChoirMeister and  creative genius behind two Magnificent BlokeFest classics that we have wholeheartedly adopted ("Alone in my Shed" and "Man flu") and our very own, specially commissioned (first) 10th Anniversary Song "Bloke", and he is coming to Ashton Keynes tonight to lead a summer session whilst our belov├ęd ChoirMeister Mr Samuel is away with the Spookys.

What does he have in store for us?  No one knows (probably not even himself).  Will it be something to remember?  Most definitely.  Will there be a spot of popping into The White Hart to rehydrate afterwards?  Only time will tell but be warned and be there after 9:30pm if you wish to witness the consequences of letting Roger loose with a bunch of singing blokes...!