Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Borrowdale Johnny

12th October 2007
Borrowdale Johnny
7.30pm Arnside Educational Institute, Arnside. Ticket prices: £6 adults, £4 children, £15 family (2+2). Contact: 01524 762254

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme continues its autumn season in the South Lakeland area with a visit from Striding Edge who are performing their show ‘Borrowdale Johnny’ at Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside on Friday, 12th October at 7.30pm.

Rooted in the rugged music of Cumbria and the Lake District, Striding Edge’s music also takes in earthy rhythm & blues, rock n’ roll and world music grooves which always engages their audiences. Material from their latest album, Borrowdale Johnny, will be played during the first half of the evening as a seated concert, followed by a Ceilidh. The title was inspired by the ballad “Borrowdale Johnny” composed by Robert Anderson, the bard of Cumberland, in the 19th century. It tells the tale of Johnny, who leaves Borrowdale amidst gossip, to seek his fortune in ‘the Big City’, eventually returning home again. An eternal and familiar theme in any century...

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