Friday, 24 May 2013

Chippenham Folk Festival - not once, but twice!

Well, this is the "Big One" for this half of the year, one of THE biggest local Festivals and we are very honoured to have been invited back for a second time.  Not only that, but we have been invited to perform twice on the same night.

We begin the evening by taking part in Round The Horn & Back Again 18:30 – 20:30 Arena Stage 1  An Extravaganza of Shanty Singing, which the official program describes as a "veritable host of saucy sailors. Jim Mageean tries to control the Exmouth Shanty Men. Graham Knights, Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, The Magnificent AK47, Tony & Pearl O’Neill, JigJaw, Barrie & Ingrid Temple and more! Good luck Jim."  The program encourages you to come appropriately dressed as a sailor and join in the fun.

Not long after that we need to high tail it to Concerts at the Consti 20:30 – 23:00 Constitutional Hall to perform with Barrie & Ingrid Temple, The Magnificent AK47s, Craig Morgan Robson and Jez Lowe & m/c is Rosie Upton.  We are due to be on around 21:30.

We are genuinely very excited about the event especially as almost as exciting are two other sessions. . . 

Sing Like a Pirate 10:30 – 11:15 Great Hall
Sea songs for the younger sailors with the Exmouth Shanty Men.

Shanty Workshop 14:30 – 15:30 Yelde Hall
Come along and learn a shanty or two and get a chance of being on the Big Top Stage later! With the Exmouth Shanty Men, Jim Mageean and Graham Knights.

And who knows, we might sneak in some more singing in a pub or two.

Full program listing can be found on their website where you can view the Festival Programme online now (PDF).

Should be a grand day out!

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