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You can still hear them sung today on Saturday nights at "Elsie`s".
This is "Elsie`s Band" new site providing information about us and our "Sing and Play Nights". The pictures above feature the late Tony Deane, our dear friend and band member but we, David. Iris and myself are carrying on with the same repertoire as a trio. We can offer you an enjoyable, humourous and informative evening of songs and music from the traditional, folk and topical genres. We are sure you would not be disappointed. The CD "Cutaway Mike" as shown above may be obtained from David on the number below.
David Watts, singer and songwriter and the best "pyrotechnie" on the folk music scene, if you wish to know a thing about fireworks, ask David.
Iris Bishop, one of the country`s best exponents of duet concertina and accordion, playing with a number of great bands and regularly accompanying Martyn Wyndham-Read. Also her expertise in knitting and associated design is second to none.
John Hills, singer, songwriter and musician on guitar, mandolin and harmonica. He also enjoys a round of golf.
We continue to run our "Sing and Play Nights", well known in the "folk music" world and now in our 42nd year. Once a month and everybody is welcome to either perform or just enjoy the occasions. We are to be found at the venue below:-
"Elsie`s, "The Queens Arms", Cowden Pound, Kent
Info:- Call David on 01732 862862 or John on 01732 762224
Programme for 2016
Sat., Jan., 23rd John Morgan
Sat., Feb., 20th Triage
Sat., Mar.,19th Les Onions
Sat., Apr., 16th Carolyn Robson & Moira Craig
Sat., May, 14th Dan McKinnon
Sat., June, 18th Trio Threlfall
Sat., July, !6th Jim Causley
Sat., Aug.,13th "Home Groan"
Sat., Sept.,17th Jim Bainbridge
Sat., Oct., 15th Due to unforeseen circumstances Sara Grey has regretfully had to
cancel her booking but, at very short notice, WILL DUKE will stand in
for the night. We send Sara our best wishes and look forward to seeing
her at some future date.
Sat., Nov., 19th John Breeze
Sat., Dec., 3rd Tony Deane, "Last Orders" CD launch. Tony`s family have graciously
initiated a project whereby many of Tony`s un-aired songs as well as
those in our repertoire have been put to CD, sung by his many friends and
work admirers to whom we are eternally grateful. Among those who have
freely and willingly contributed are folk music icons such as Martyn Wyndham- Read, Jim Causley, Will Duke and John Morgan.The CD has been well
crafted and produced by Jim Ward and Iris Bishop and progressed
by David Andrews. ALL the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be
given to the RNLI, Tony and Audrey`s preferred cause. All are welcome to
the evening and if you are unable to attend copies of the CD may be
obtained from John on 01732 762224 ( firstname.lastname@example.org),
David on 01732 862862 and David Andrews on 01435 860989. We look
forward to a full response for this worthy and vital cause.
Sat., Dec., 17th Christmas Frolics & Mumming Play
Programme for 2017
Sat., Jan., 7th John & Di Cullen
Sat., Feb., 11th Will Fly & Wolfie
Sat., Mar., 11th Martyn Wyndham-Read, Iris Bishop and John Wigg
Sat., Apr., 8th Mary Humphreys and Anahata
Sat., May 13th * Cloud Street have had to cancel this date and David is trying to
re-arrange. Watch this space.
Sat., June 10th Tim Laycock