Edwina Hayes at The Seagull Theatre, Pakefield

An intimate performance by the acclaimed singer/songwriter - Monday 28 January 2019

A dismal, cold and frosty night on the East coast was forgotten for a few hours in the company of the wonderful Edwina Hayes, who had driven all the way down from the East Riding of Yorkshire to the most easterly town of the UK to entertain fans old and new.

Concentrating on songs from her two independently released solo albums “Pour Me A Drink” and “Good Things Happen Over Coffee” plus many from the album she is currently recording, Edwina delivered soaring vocals underpinned by unfussy but effective backing from her trusty Takamine acoustic guitar.

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Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe at The Seagull Theatre

STEVE TILSTON AND JEZ LOWE

Seagull Theatre, Pakefield – Saturday 24 November 2018

An intimate performance by two of the UK’s finest songwriters.

Steve Tilston and Jez Lowe – both known across the globe in their own right as brilliant writers, singers and instrumentalists – were first paired together while on a tour of the USA a number of years ago.

They were pleasantly surprised to find how easily their styles of playing worked together and complemented each other’s songs, so they decided that they would continue the collaboration back in the UK.

Both of them are so busy with their own careers (and in Jez’s case with many other collaborative ventures) that it took until 2016 to record their debut CD together.

It was well worth the wait, however, as “The Janus Game", full of great new original joint

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Harwich International Shanty Festival 2018

Harwich International Shanty Festival 2018 – a review

From its small beginnings in 2006, the Harwich International Shanty Festival has expanded to become the second largest shanty festival in the UK, filling the old town of Harwich, with its rich maritime history, with song, music and nautical entertainment for thirteen years.  This year’s festival took place on the 5th, 6th and 7th October and featured 204 events, 30 ticketed, 174 free!  Over 5000 festival goers were in town for the weekend, and 37 artists, old and new, were included in the programme, with many from the UK and seven coming from abroad – from Ireland, Russia, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

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Looking back at Cambridge Folk Festival

Les Ray, who writes a regular column for Unicorn magazine, has agreed to become our Cambridgeshire correspondent. In practice this means he will write reviews of relevant events and CDs. We will also share the column he writes for Unicorn. Les also presents Strummers and Dreamers, a fortnightly folk programme broadcast fortnightly. See the foot of his first contribution for broadcasting details.



Suffolk Folk School's Country dance festival 2018

Over 300 children enjoyed another morning of dance at Kelsale primary school on June 26th. There were lots of happy smiling faces as the children danced in glorious sunshine to music provided by Syzewell Gap and this year's caller Jon Hooton.
   

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