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Folk Boat August Dates

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired the beautiful ‘Tectona’ from our friends the Island Trust for the august cruises next year. She is a lovely early 20th century gentleman’s yacht now used for youth sail training. There are ten berths on each cruise. All of these cruises will be from Plymouth Mayflower Marina. The dates are:

August 2014

  • 3rd-8th
  • 10th-15th
  • 17th-22nd
  • 24th-29th

One of these cruises will feature a songwriting workshop from Steve Knightley and a mandoline workshop from Rex Preston, prices to be announced shortly.

More details from the Folk Boat page.

Vladimir Vega

Very sad to report the death of our old friend and compatriot Vladimir Vega. I attended the funeral on wednesday. He was a big part of our lives both with the Alianza project and subsequently touring with Show of Hands. He was also an accomplished actor appearing in movies directed by Ken Loach (Ladybird Ladybird) and Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) and was a member of many bands including ‘Grand Union’. He left us with the legacy of the cuatro which is still an integral part of what we do. R.I.P Vladi. We will be singing Santiago for you on Saturday at the Hampton show.