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The Hut People are performing on April 5.
The Hut People are performing on April 5.
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Members of Spalding folk club have been out and about again as part of their outreach programme.

On Wednesday, March 8, a group of four of us sang and played tunes for the Sutton Bridge luncheon group and on the following Tuesday evening the same four were on stage as part of the annual Age Concern variety concert at the South Holland Centre.

Club stalwart Paul Dickinson also featured in the same concert with a couple of humorous songs including his own Lincolnshire Sausage Song where he had members of the audience fervently waving their miniature Lincolnshire flags.

Looking ahead, on Thursday (March 23) the guests at the Barn at Baston are Kathryn Tickell and Amy Thatcher.

Kathryn is highly regarded for her playing of the Northumbrian pipes and Amy is a graduate of Newcastle University’s folk music degree course and is a clog dancer and accordionist.

The concert has sold out but it is well worth contacting 01778 560497 to check for returned tickets (8pm).

There is a song and music session at the Castle Inn, High Street, Castle Bytham on Sunday, March 26 (7.30pm). On Monday, March 27 there is a tune and song session at the Green Dragon (formerly Pig and Whistle), Market Place, Swineshead (8pm).

The Last Thursday Acoustic club at Arts Coritani, Granary lane, off High Street, Swineshead on Thursday, March 30, has as its guest singer, songwriter, guitarist Phil Hare (8pm).

If you like energy-packed, rhythmic Old Timey roots music coupled with fast and furious dance moves then don’t fail to go along to the South Holland Centre on Saturday, April 1 to see Canadian group Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys (7.30pm). Box office 01775 764777.

The Masons Folk and Acoustic Club meets on Tuesday, April 4, at the Mason’s Arms, South Street, Bourne (8pm). The format is singaround style.

On Wednesday, April 5, Spalding Folk Club welcomes back the Hut People. The duo comprises Sam Pirt (accordion) and Gary Hammond (percussion). Be prepared for an evening of music from around the globe played with passion, skill and a sprinkling of humour.