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'For the good folk of Prestwood and beyond'

Here's a little  taster of the kind of humour (?) and music we write and play

(recorded on Zoom during lockdown April 2020)

The Wick Trimmers

Originally formed in 1995 to play for the famous Lighthouse end of week barn dance, The Wick Trimmers play a variety of music for both listening and dancing. Mixing traditional Irish, English and Scots music with our own self penned pieces, and foot stomping jigs and reels with evocative slower airs.

The five piece band consists of (left to right on the bottom row) Pauline Hallows on Bodhran; Gerard Hallows on accordions, mandolin, banjo and mouth organ and Colin Veysey on guitar and mandolin;  then (left to right at the top)  John Stevens on bass and Philippa Wallin on flutes and whistles. We are always very pleased to welcome Nia on fiddle who often plays with us at Chequers Folk. 

 

Here's a new piece - Lockdown Lilt, written by Colin to express some of the emotions of going through this time of lockdown. Thanks to Peter and Linda Cross (mandolin, uke and video edit). 

Philippa has arranged and recorded a beautiful tune called Splendid Isolation written by Irish fiddler, Brendon McGlinchey (1941-2020). Going into lockdown this seemed an aptly named tune. 

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