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Folkboat news update

Bookings are now coming in steadily for next years cruises. We regret that the first cruise in august which will feature an evening workshop from Steve and another from Miranda and Rex is almost fully subscribed. This is everyones last call for either a skiffle based trip or a melodeon players cruise. There aren’t enough people specifically interested to make either of those things happen at present. We’ll leave it one more week in case there’s a sudden flurry!  As regards visiting guest musicians, these evenings can only be decided on a week to week basis and are partly dependent on where the boat goes at any given time. On the inaugural cruise last year we had two excellent nights with Reg Mueross and cornish mandolin wizard Neil Davy. Both of these two great musicians will be involved again subject to availablilty.

We are at the stage now where we will consider a couple more cruises in July and have a vessel provisionally available. If there is anyone out there who hasn’t been in touch because they are only free in july, please contact Vicky and register your interest. We’ll keep you informed as to how things progress. What we basically need is for the June and August trips to be close to a sell out before we go ahead with july dates.

Just in case anyone hasn’t found it, this is a youtube clip of this years august outing.

Folk Boat Cruises in July next year

A series of  suggestions have come up regarding the, as yet, unbooked potential cruises in July next year. One is to do a specific melodeon cruise possibly with my old mate Simon Care on board as resident tutor. Another is to have a trip that is specifically skiffle oriented. That could be fun. Anyone contacting vicky about next year should express their interest if thats what ‘floats your boat’.

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Folk Boat News

Julys trips have yet to be be confirmed but it may well be that these turn out to be specialised as far as the music side of things is concerned. One of the suggestions is a meldodeon voyage with our good friend Simon Care as a resident tutor. Another interesting suggestion is a cruise with the musical content being Skiffle. These are just ideas at the moment but if enough people express interest, we’ll make them reality