Stuart Mack at The Canopy Theatre

Socially Distanced Concert at The Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church Beccles Friday 4th December 8pm

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When Stuart Mack headed to Germany in the late 60's with his band Heir for a string of concert tours, he had no idea that he would stay and pursue a solo career that would keep him in Germany for many years.

When he finally came back to the UK he released "Footsteps" (a solo album that reflected both his time growing up in Exeter and his experiences across Europe) and eventually found himself in north Suffolk where he set up Green Fingers Music (a recording and music publishing venture that is still going today). He then recorded a duo album with John Ward, "4 o'clock on a Sunday Morning", which led to 3 more tours of Germany between 1992 - 94.

Until they moved to Northamptonshire about 5 years ago, Stuart and his wife Penny were regular performers all over East Anglia and further afield with many festival appearances and overseas tours and their debut album “Toby” is still in print today.

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Roswell at The Canopy Theatre, Beccles

Award-winning folk duo Roswell to continue a star studded autumn season in Beccles this December 18th 

 “A folk duo whose voices combine to create a seamless flow of rich, harmonic beauty' ~ Americana UK.
 "Zoë Wren was the guest at Hadleigh Folk Club earlier this year. She is a fantastic singer - well worth seeing while she's in the area.
(Simon Haines - Ed.)


Roswell are Zoё Wren and Jasmine Watkiss, two harmony-obsessed multi-instrumentalists, formed after an impromptu Cambridgeshire gig in 2018. They didn’t imagine that in less than 2 years they would have won Purbeck Rising, released their debut EP ‘Remedy’ (winner Fatea EP of the Year Award 2019) and sold out a headline show at the Green Note in London for the launch of their 2nd EP, "Come Home."

 

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Morning Tide, Tony Hall, from Threescore

Making WavesWe have been sent a recording of the song Morning Tide which was written by Norfolk melodeon
maestro Tony Hall and recorded by the band Threescore on their most recent CD.

The song was written in the context of the Falklands War (1982) so is appropriate at this time of
annual remembrance.

 

 

                                Morning Tide - Tony Hall

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Two Bold Singermen

Two Bold Singermen and the English Folk Revival

The Lives, Song Traditions and Legacies of Sam Larner and Harry Cox,

by Bruce Lindsay, pubished Equinox www.equinoxpub.com

£25 from publisher 

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I have been sent a review copy of this book and am currently reading it. A review will follow.  Simon Haines

 

 

 

Finn Collinson & Zoe Wren at The Canopy

ACOUSTIC “DOUBLE HEADER” at the Canopy Theatre, Beccles, Suffolk – Sat 31st October – 8 p.m.
 
Finn Collinson
Finn Collinson is a recorder player, singer and multi-instrumentalist from East Anglia. Heralded by The Recorder Magazine as a “folk recorder pioneer”, Finn has rapidly been gaining a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the recorder on the English folk scene, performing at major folk clubs and festivals including Sidmouth Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and FolkEast, and was shortlisted for the BBC Young Folk Award in 2018.

Finn’s debut solo album, “Call To Mind” was released in September 2019 and has received widespread critical acclaim and extensive airplay in the UK and US. Featuring mainly original material, the album was described by Spiral Earth as “exceptionally well executed folk rock”.
Together with his band, Finn completed his first national headline tour in 2019, but this visit to the Canopy Theatre will be a solo show (with his extensive autumn plans for a band tour having been postponed to 2021 thanks to Covid 19).

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