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The next online Quay Arts Folk Club will be celebrating ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ with a great double bill of The Crew and Paul Armfield on Sunday 20th September.

Co-organiser John Bentley, said:

“If you hadn’t heard of “Talk like a pirate day” now is your chance to drive your friends and family mad by saying things like ‘aarrhh Jim lad’ and ‘ahoy me shipmates’!!”

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Leading the celebrations will be a set from local rascals of the waves The Crew, led by Cap’n Paul Sturgess. Formed in 2009, the band play a raw, rhythmic mixture of folk songs, sea shanties and morris tunes. Since the lockdown, their pirating activities have been much curtailed so this is a chance for them to get back to what they do so well – just make sure that your doors are locked!!

Also on the guest bill is the wonderful local singer-songwriter Paul Armfield. Increasingly respected as one of the most thoughtful and sensitive songwriters in the UK, Paul has just released his new CD called ‘Domestic’. The album features a collection of songs that pivot around the theme of ‘home’ – whether this is the 4 walls that surround you, the country where you were born or the continent of which you are a resident.

The online folk concerts have become very popular during the lockdown. Co-organiser John Hacker notes:

“Live indoor music remains a no-no for Quay Arts – these online evenings are a way of supporting the Quay through hard times.”

Starting on Sunday 20th September at 19:30, the Quay Arts Folk Club will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. The evening will feature over 2 hours of top-notch folk music. Along with guest spots from The Crew and Paul Armfield there will be shorter floor spots from Guith, Sandy Kealty, Terry Pearson and Alan Springate.

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Readers can find out more about the event by searching on Facebook for Isolation Row Virtual Folk Festival or Quay Folk Club. The evening will be streamed on YouTube – search for Quay Folk Club September 2020.

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