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Folkboat news

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Hello sailors. Yes. Don’t fall over. Some news about folkboat activities. Last year, obviously, ground to a halt what with Phils family issues and the relative unavailabilty of suitable boats for this job. This year is also a big year for Show of Hands with the 25th anniversary of the band and the 5th Albert Hall show in april. Also, we have the most comprehensive set of festival gigs this summer which means there is, once again,  virtually no available time. With that all in mind, Phils compatriots have agreed in principle  to let him take most of next summer  (2018) off again in order to do a Folkboat series. The original plan to renovate the Trawler, Mourne Lass, as a floating base is now in hand again. We will shortly be examing the options of suitable sailing vessels for the job. We will keep this page up to date from now on . Watch this space——————————–

Folkboat 2015. First schedule.

OK folks . Here we go!!On the good ship Amelie Rose. (Hungry Sailors)

A one day ‘taster’ cruise to and from Poole, Dorset.
Go sailing for a day. Return to port and have a two hour music session before departure in the evening. Find out if its your thing?
Date to be arranged. £95 per head.

Folkboat cruise number one.
April 20th/21st/22nd.
A three day event leaving from and returning to Poole, Dorset.
£550 per head. Max 6 berths

Folkboat cruise number two.
Still at the planning stage. Trying to co-ordinate a trip to the scillies to take in two gigs by Show of Hands at the festival and at a mates chipshop! Working on it.
Sometime between May 20th and 29th. Watch this space!!

Folkboat cruise number three.
June 1st/5th
A five day cruise leaving from and returning to Poole, Dorset.
£750 per head. Max 6 berths

Folkboat cruise number Four.
June 8th/12th
A five day cruise leaving from and returning to Poole, Dorset.
£750 per head. Max 6 berths.

Folkboat cruise number Five.
July 13th/17th
A five day cruise leaving from and returning to Poole, Dorset.
£750 per head. Max 6 berths

Folkboat cruise number Six.
July 20th/21st
A five day cruise leaving from and returning to Poole, Dorset.
£750 per head. Max 6 berths

Please contact vicky@firebrandmusic.co.uk

Folkboat for 2015

Folkboat for 2015. The lovely Amelie Rose.

 

 

Its all happening at once.

Its been an extraordinary two weeks of touring with the Show of Hands machine in full swing. Audiences are up and the  atmosphere at some of these shows has been brilliant. We’re especially delighted with the near sell out at Buxton Opera house and a much bigger crowd at the Sage in Gateshead than last time. Thankyou everyone and thanks to our wonderful crew for making it all happen.

One sad note was the death of Jack Bruce, a major influence and great muso.

We will be having a major negotiation on thursday this week, the outcome of which will, I Hope, make it possible for us to publish a schedule for Folkboat 2015. The boat we are after is very well known in her own right and, if we pull this off, will be familiar to many.

Fingers Crossed!!!

Drove from Gateshead to Okehampton to do a guitar workshop at The Baring Gould festival in Okehampton. Run by the Wren Trust, they have had their most successful event to date and it was nice to see such a good crowd at the session.

Folk Boat

Just to say, go to facebook for the lowdown on this summers Folkboat activities.  We will start to put together a new schedule for next year very shortly. This will involve some shorter mid-week trips  built around the Show of Hands festival commitments. Keep watching this space.