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Back in the final of BBC Children in Need Song for Lincolnshire for talented songwriters from Holbeach and West Pinchbeck




Two talented musicians from South Holland are finalists once again in this year's BBC Children in Need Song for Lincolnshire competition.

The event, which will be held at Spalding's South Holland Centre next Thursday (November 8), sees Angela King, from West Pinchbeck, and Penny Sykes, from Holbeach, both performing their own original compositions.

Penny, who came third in the competition last year, has written a piece called 'A Once in a Lifetime Man', inspired by Lincolnshire folk singer and song collector Brian Dawson.

Songwriter Angela King, pictured here with fellow performer Paul Dickinson, who was in last year's competition. (5101599)
Songwriter Angela King, pictured here with fellow performer Paul Dickinson, who was in last year's competition. (5101599)

"He was a lovely kind man," she said. "There is a rumour he played every village hall in Lincolnshire and he had a gift for getting people to tell their stories."

Angela, who was a finalist last year, said her piece this year is called 'Wood and Stone.'

"It came about after a gathering with friends in The Crown pub at Surfleet and thinking about our relationship with our surroundings," she said.

"I got home and the song just came to me."

Her grandson in Cornwall, Miles Stevenson (6), also had a hand in writing the song.

Songwriter Penny Sykes. (5101559)
Songwriter Penny Sykes. (5101559)

"I was talking to him about the words and we were discussing fossils and stone," Angela explained.

"He said 'you could say old wood, old stone.'" This makes up the chant at the end of the song.

Tickets for the show at 7pm are free of charge and can be booked via the South Holland Centre on 01775 764777. It will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio Lincolnshire with presenter Jono Brine.

Jono said: "I'm really looking forward to this year’s contest – the songs are all of a very good standard and tell us some amazing stories about Lincolnshire."

Special guests are Hunter Muskett and Jacqui Mcshee’s Pentangle.

The full list of finalists are:

Angela King

Penny Sykes

Steve and Julie Wigley

Dogwood Union

Salutation (Last Year’s winner)

Rob Clarke

Angus Hannam

Charlie Russell

Clarty Sough



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