FOLK FOR ALL: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, April 1

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Thy Last Drop will be at Oakes Barn, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday ...

Fresh from a hard winter droving camels laden with tea from China, these four wandering vagabonds have crossed the Russian Steppe to bring you their stories. Idling the dark frozen nights away drinking lapsang souchong and devouring goulash, this vaudeville bunch hitched rides with travelling freak shows, earning their keep as bearded women. Once home, they took to the streets with their dark, twisted folk/cabaret. They dare you to come and dance to their tune! Drawing influence from the folk they met, the devils with whom they danced and the spirits that thrilled them, they will be appearing at Oakes Barn. At this prestigious venue they will perform songs from their debut album Tales from the Triple Tree. Available online in all well known places, including a place something to do with apples.

So, come early to ensure you have a space to dance, enjoy a fine selection of ales and hear tales from near and far. Before you know it you will be mesmerised and will find yourself beating them out with your feet. Danse Macabre!

ANDREW AKEHURST

There has been much comment recently about declining numbers in pubs, clubs, restaurants, nightclubs and all sorts of evening entertainment venues. Some of the comment is in the national press. It seems that more people are preferring not to go out, but succumb to the allure of the Evil Eye and stay at home to watch TV, probably with a bottle or two. At the same time, people are agreeing that loneliness is fast becoming a major affliction for old and young people. There is no substitute for getting out, being with people and enjoying some togetherness. Folk clubs are especially effective in countering these modern diseases. Come along to your local folk club for your dose of anti-loneliness medication. Give your friends a smile or a hug. You won’t regret it.

Roger Young, organiser, Wolf Folk Club

Saturday, April 2

THY LAST DROP, Oakes Barn, 7.30pm. Free. Local super group. Real ale. Cd shop. Flyers and posters for autographs.

Grab your dance space early.

this is going to be a brah – ma!

Wednesday, April 6

OPEN NIGHT Bury Hunter Club, 8pm, free open night. Everyone welcome.

Thursday, April 7

CIRCLE DANCING, United Reformed Church, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds. 2pm-3.30pm. Contribution fee £5. Contact Jen Larner 01284 705548 or enlarner@gmail.com

CIRCLE DANCING , Drinkstone Village Hall, 10 -11:30. £5 on door.

Friday, April 8

LONG MELFORD FOLK CLUB Cock and Bell, 8pm, free. Open to all. Good stuff happens

here. Recommended.

KEVIN’S GUITAR CLUB SPECIAL: Bury St Edmunds Con Club. 7.30ish, free. Blues and Americana

Night. Strumming, plucking, bowing and a-hollering.

COMING SOON

No Covers Evening The Greyhound pub, Bury St Edmunds, April 27. Specifically for singer/songwriters and poets/

spoken word. Contact: eamonn.harvery@hotmail.com