Thursday, 23 April 2009

St. George's Day Music

In amongst the other things that are happening on St George’s Quay today to mark St. George's Day and over the weekend, singer and guitarist Martin Stimson will be performing at the Three Mariners pub tonight.

Kicking off at 8.30, organiser Tony Cooke describes Martin as an "all-round musician, songwriter, brilliant raconteur, Morris dancer and an ambassador of English folklore."

A singer, guitarist, mandola player, drummer and bodhran player who regularly plays country dance music with Shake A Leg and folk-rock with Roughtown, tonight he will be doing what he enjoys most - entertaining with an eclectic mixture of traditional (and some contemporary) songs from Lancashire and the North of England.

On Sunday (26 April) after some Morris dancing outside the Mariners, Tony Cooke himself will be performing, alongside Pat Simmons. Their gig event kicks off at 2.00pm.

Two of Lancaster’s most respected folk musicians and singers, Pat Simmons (Moonstone) and Tony Cooke (Free Reed Band, The Duo), will be singing some English songs and playing some tunes throughout the afternoon.

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