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CANCELLED Morris Minor – folk songs, shanties and more
January 28 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Regrettably, this concert has had to be cancelled due to Covid among the performers. Morris Minor is the singing arm of Chalice Morris and appears regularly at The Vault in Weston-super-Mare and at festivals and events across the region.
As usual, the concert will take place in in St Mary’s Church, Main Road, Westonzoyland, TA7 0EP. Starting at 3 pm with refreshments served from 2.15 pm. Free entry. Donations welcome.
‘Bob and I are rather steeped in the English folksongery,’ says Paul Wilson, a founder member of Morris Minor, ‘and Bob has inherited an original copy of Cecil Sharp’s Folk Songs of Somerset from the Rev Kenneth Loveless. who was taught the concertina by William Kimber the Musician for the Headington Quarry Morris Men.
‘It was hearing Kimber playing set off Sharp collecting Morris Dancing and, as they say, the rest is history . . . . . ‘
Paul goes on to say that he and Bob Cross have been singing Capella together for over 40 years. Bob and Paul were the founders of Morris Minor. They were joined by Derek Bond, their comic song and monologue specialist, Andy Hebden their bass voice and melodeon player and Harlan Chapman-Green the main shantyman ( AKA the Handsome Cabin Boy). Unfortunately, Derek will be away at this time.
Expect a varied programme of shanties, folk songs and humour, introduced by members of the group. Audience participation will be encouraged.