Video: Rustic mamas and papas will keep you entertained
A FOLK music event will get your toes tapping with a special local headline act.
Tickets are now on sale for Folk At The Island, which will feature Celtic folk rockers Merlin’s Keep and three top-class bands – all in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.
The party will take place at McCormack’s Bar, in Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes, on Friday, February 22, at 7.30pm.
Headliners will be one of Grimsby’s best known bands – Merlin’s Keep – who play a mix of original numbers and harmonies.
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The band has been critically reviewed as “rustic mamas and papas with a social conscience” and they will perform foot – stomping tunes and covers of old favourites.
Their original numbers are inspired by anything and everything, but always say something about the band’s ethos.
They draw influences not only from each band member’s individual music preferences, but also from English folklore, poetry and traditions.
Merlin’s Keep are made up of Sime Naylor, guitar and vocals; Josie Gray, guitar and vocals; Sue Naylor, vocals; Tracey Smith, fiddles and vocals and Joe Gray, drums, percussion and vocals.
The second band on the bill is Gone To The Dogs, who are a traditional Irish folk trio and they hail from the Lincoln area.
Whether you’re a fan of traditional and Irish music or just like great lively tunes; you will love Gone To The Dogs.
The band started life in 2005 as a duo, comprising of experienced musicians Dáithí Ó Geanainn, on whistle and vocals, and Ian Enright, on guitar and vocals.
They were later joined by one of the best fiddlers in Lincolnshire, Andrew Sutherland.
Completing the line up is Grimsby’s newest folk duo, Brodgar, with their fusion of traditional and original folk songs.
Brodgar are made up of Keith Duke, on guitar and vocals, joined by local vocalist Kirsty Greenfield.
Keith is an experienced folk and classical musician, who has played in several folk and medieval style bands.
They have recently made the finals of the Write A Song For Lincolnshire Competition with their song, Mary Kirkham.
Tickets cost £5 and are available from St Andrew’s Hospice reception, or call the Hospice on 01472 350908.