Saturday, 19 May 2018

#MagnificentCork momentos

Feeling suitably honoured and proud to be awarded a rather splendid certificate and received a rather lovely letter from the Cork International Choral Festival.  

Not bad for a bunch of blokes from North North Wiltshire...

Friday, 18 May 2018

Celebrating an Unsung Hero

Fascinating fact of the day about an Unsung hero of ours is that apparently today is the day that the world's first lawnmower was manufactured.

And you can hear our ditty that was penned by our belovéd ChoirMeister to celebrate the great man and his many achievements just below.


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to... Upton

"Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor Upton,
A beautiful day, we had lunch on the way and all for under a pound you know",

Well not quite... and apologies if we have put that particular "ear worm" of a tune into your brain for the rest of the day!

But despite the financial inaccuracies of that little ditty (and we can't reveal what happened on the way back...) we DID have a lovely time at the Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival with a bizarre structure dangling over our heads as we performed not one, but two full sets for the good citizens of folkness.  

And a cracking pair of well received performances they were, with a near full house in the evening and much mirth in the shire as we wheeled out the full bandido outfits for Gringo, along with other classics we haven't aired for a little while, such as "The Duct Tape Madrigal".

Thanks to the blokes and our recently inaugurated "WhatsApp channel" (get us) for the snaps that were, er, snapped along the way.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Can you spot "The Magnificent 1"? + Upton Update

We don't normally encourage this sort of behaviour, but recently a photo came into our possession from a reliable source suggesting we ask the question, "can anyone spot the soon to be member of The Magnificent AK47 in this line up of, er, likely lads?", or words to that effect.

The "friend" of the fellow shall remain nameless (for now) but can YOU name one of our Top Blokes in this photo?  A small prize await the first correct answer not coming from the "friend" or the fellow himself.

*** Upton-upon-Severn Festival UPDATE ON TIMINGS ***
Apparently we were correct in the information we passed on in our last post, but this information has now changed so apparently we are due to be performing at 

Concert in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 14:45


Concert 6PCe 19:45 23:30  in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 20:35 21:25 (unless that has changed too...).   We'll let you know any more as soon as we know ourselves.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Up and coming at Upton...!

After just enough time to recover from #MagnificentCork (last mention... for now), we are delighted to be performing a little closer to home at one of the biggest local festivals around these parts, down on the banks of the sunny Severn River at the Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival.

We will be performing not just the once, but at least twice, and who knows how much more depending on the reception and how the ale flows for our non-designated drivers (bless them, they will receive their reward in this life).

Full details can be found at and we are scheduled to perform at 

Concert 6PCa 14:45 18:00 in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 17:05 18:00


Concert 6PCe 19:45 23:30  in the Parish Church - we are due on stage 20:35 21:25

Come and say hello if you are going and see probably the greatest exponents of BlokeSong ever to escape North North Wiltshire in action.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

#MagnificentCork - one long week on

Thank you #MagnificentCork #lovechoral #lovecork!

As we struggle to return to our humdrum lives as "modern" 21st Century blokes, we can only look back on a fantastic few days in #MagnificentCork and once again thank EVERYONE who made is possible and so enjoyable, from the organisers, the fellow attendees, the great people of Cork, our Magnificent Tour Team, our Belovéd ChoirMeister and all the wonderful Blokes on Tour who were such good company.

Here are a few pictorial souvenirs to help re-live the moment and prolong the hazy glow of time well spent as we get back to what passes for normality... before hopefully doing it all again some time soon!

Day One - on way, singing at Cork Airport + "tea time" at the bar.

Day Two  - Exploring Cork by day and by night & pondering tactics before performing to 100 school kids!

Day Three - cultural & historical trip to Cobh and refreshing ourselves before another few bits of singing round the place.

Day Four - more culture and history at the Jameson's Distillery and around Cork galleries and museums before closing the first half at the Gala Performance after picking up another award and leading the craic at the Festival closing party.

Day Five - early start after a late night - luckily no photos appear to have been taken...