WHAT WE DO
We are based in East Suffolk and provide relatively inexpensive, light-hearted concerts, folk club spots or after dinner entertainment. Our material is drawn from East Anglian local traditional songs and tunes, music hall and a few more recent gems. The emphasis is on entertainment and audience participation. We prefer to play acoustically and get up ‘close and personal’ with our audiences.
One of the trio, Alvar, is a retired Suffolk Gamekeeper and his stories and strong Suffolk accent are always popular.
We can adapt our performances to provide special themed events e.g. ‘Country Life’, ‘Food & Drink’, ‘Songs of the Sea’
Alvar Smith – Harmonica, Banjo, Vocals + local yarns
Derek Simpson – Melodeon, Anglo concertina, guitar, vocals
Rob Neal – English & Duet concertinas, ‘Cello, vocals
WE CAN OFFER
Song Spots for folk clubs and festivals with mainly East Anglian songs and tunes
Musically illustrated Talks about local songs, tunes, their singers and musicians for History Groups, W.I.’s and other interested organisations
Food and Drink themed song performance for special events & festivals
Town twinnning evening with local songs, tunes, jig doll demonstration & a few English dances for people to try
After-dinner traditional entertainment for special events
An interview with songs & tunes - ‘A Suffolk Gamekeeper’s Life’ –
Suffolk Step dancers can sometimes be added to performances for an extra fee