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The Isle of Wight’s Salvation Army provides Christmas cheer for hundreds of people going through difficult times and in order to help this happen, folk musicians from across the Island got together last week to entertain, provoke thought and raise £1,000 for charity.

2 events were held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November at the Salvation Army’s Pyle Street base.

Put together for the second year by Anita Morris and her team, 15 acts trawled the storytelling of traditional and popular music, with original songs and covers in abundance.

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Slainte Va got feet a-tapping, while T.K.R., 2ndTA and Norfolk & Goode danced audience moods around with style. Coppersmith (pictured) provided a very tuneful closing set on Friday, ahead of the first “all on stage” finale, remembering absent friends.

Exactly one month on from the highly successful Foodbank fundraiser at Quay Arts, there seems to be no end to the generosity of folk on the Isle of Wight towards Island folk in need.


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