Friday 8th June 2018 8:00pm

Location: St Andrew’s Parish Church, Sedbergh

Website: http://www.afistfulofspookies.co.uk

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À cappella, great songs, comedy & perpendicularity with Michael Carlyon, Adrian Mealing, Philip Read, Chris Samuel, James Sills & Dom Stichbury

A Fistful of Spookies (UK) were abandoned to their own appliances when festival hits The Spooky Men’s Chorale retreated to Australia after their sold-out 2015 tour. This rambling, rambunctious collection of UK Spooks keep alive the flame of Spookiness in Britain. Magnificent fun! A cappella but not as we know it.

‘A fun-sized version of The Spooky Men’s Chorale’ – Mark Radcliffe, 6 Music
‘Spectacular singing!’ – Mark Radcliffe, R2 The Folk Show
‘One of the funniest bands ever – still chuckling’ – Mike Harding

‘Heartbreaking. Hilarious’ – The Old Church, Stoke Newington
‘Wonderful … I laughed the whole time’ – Sam Lee, The Nest Collective
‘Hert-hugging harmoniesa’ – Welshampton Parish Hall
‘A wonderful evening of music and mirth’ – Bolton Socialist Club
‘Such a tonic to the soul and the senses!’ – Victoria Hall, Settle
‘Our best turnout yet in the hall  –  we now see what all the fuss was about!’ – Peter Stubbington, Taddington Village Institute
‘Crisp harmonies and a wonderfully varied set – a great atmosphere’ – Taddington
‘A tour de force’ – Chapel-en-le-Frith audience feedback to promoter
‘They came. They sang. They conquered.’ – Annie, Chapel Arts
‘Sublime voices, much humour, and wonderful interaction with the audience. It really was a zinging evening, as predicted. To top it all off, a really nice bunch of people too.’ – Annie Carter, Chapel Arts, Chapel-en-le-Frith
‘Seriously good entertainment’ – co-promoter Fred, Chapel Arts
‘Chapel Arts proud to have hosted a wonderful evening with this outstanding group last night. Packed audience just loved them’
‘What a marvellous evening of Spooky gloriousness at Countesthorpe. Pure joy to hear such wonderful singing and witness such manliness. “Crossing the Bar” had its usual effect on me and loved dancing to the end (of love). If these magnificent men are anywhere within striking distance of you then I urge you to go and see them. Life affirming!’ – Gina, Countesthorpe
‘The best gig I’ve been to in 20 years. And I’ve been to a few. Hilarious!’ – John, D&J Festival Catering, Countesthorpe
‘A great evening it was too. Thanks…you were amazing!’ – Anji Gregg, Countesthorpe

 

 

Some other events in June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Kentdale Wind Quintet

Malcolm Arnold shanties, Thomas Arne, Paul Patterson, Norman Hallam’s ‘Charleston’ and more

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Tuesday 5th June 2018 8:00pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Red Priest

Red Priest, founded in 1997 and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, is the only early music group in the world to have been compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and the Cirque du Soleil.

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Wednesday 6th June 2018 7:30pm

Sedbergh Music Festival – Castalia String Quartet

The Castalia Quartet was formed in 2004 when Botton Eurythmy Ensemble asked Sonia Hammond to find musicians for several performances of Mendelssohn’s Octet in London, Eire and Botton Village. From this octet came the Castalia Quartet; Julian Cann, first violin and Sonia Hammond, cello are the founding members from 2004. Since then they have been joined by Jennie Jones, second violin in 2007 and Robert Dick, viola in 2013.

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