Friday, May 31, 2013

John Kirkpatrick returns to Fordhall

We are proud to announce the Shropshire premiere of John Kirkpatrick’s latest folk music project on Sunday 9th June at 7.30pm here at Fordhall Farm.

John Kirkpatrick has lived in Shropshire since 1973 and has always listened out for tunes and lyrics emanating from the county. So this special performance will feature songs and music purely from or about Shropshire.  With his powerfully dynamic voice and twinkling concertina fingers, John will romp through a range of famous and forgotten gems like Shrewsbury Quarry, The Shropshire Militia Hornpipe, The Shrewsbury Rakes, A Shropshire Lad and The Shrewsbury Lasses – for so long the theme tune to Percy Thrower’s television Gardening Club.

Chris Eldon Lee, Chairman of the board of the Fordhall Community Land Initiative said “We are delighted to be hosting a unique concert to launch John’s new album of Shropshire songs.  John pioneered music in our new venue last September before a capacity audience. At the end of the evening there was a unanimous vote to invite him back again - and now his new CD “Every Mortal Place” is completed, that’s exactly what we are doing!”

John Kirkpatrick explains and introduces his music with wit, charm and enthusiasm - and his squeezebox playing is incredible.  John is now a national treasure of the English folk scene and winner of the BBC 2 Folk Musician of the Year award…and is not to be missed.  

Tickets for the evening are £20 and include a hot supper from Arthur’s Restaurant during the interval. They are available on a first-come-first-served basis on 01630 638696.

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