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Concert in Esaton Village Hall on Saturday 8th June
Report from Malcolm Allen and photos from Annette White

Easton Village Hall was both the venue and beneficiary of a concert on the 8th June. Thirteen numbers from the choir including a first performance by them of a medley of songs from Oklahoma(which went well!). Roger White,Nick Llewellyn and Richard Loughlin sang Folk, David Hislop sang songs from the 60's and The Silver Strands-Tubby Peto,Trevor Ryder, Dick Warman and Brian Marshall sang both jointly and severally! Thanks to Jennifer Westcott for conducting so effectively and Hilde Senior for accompanying brilliantly.

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Photos show- Top and below - the choir; Above Left: David Hislop entertains; Centre: Boys in full voice; Right: The Silver Strands perform.
Concert at Somerset Rural Life Museum on Saturday 18th May
Photos from Martin Day

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Concert images: The choir, Accompanist Hilde and Bob; Conductor Jennifer directing Hilde and flautist Jane Heald
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Supporting Acts: David Chambers and Gail Cornish; The Brue Valley Ringers; Brue Boys Folk Group
Crispin Hall Concert on Wednesday 8th May
Photos from the concert organisers
The Brue Boys opened a concert in the newly re-furbished Crispin Hall in Street on Wednesday 8th May.
The choir sang eight songs, featuring solos by David Marshall, leading us in the rousing Zulu chant Senzenina
and David Hislop again wowing the ladies in his Elvis-style crooning in 'The Wonder of You'.
We were followed by the Avalonian State Choir and, after the interval by muscal acts from Strode College.

Return to Ditcheat on Saturday 6th April : Report and photos from Malcolm Allen

Ditcheat Village Hall was filled to capacity on the occasion of The Brue Boys Concert in aid of The Forever Friends Appeal - RUH Bath, arranged by Shepton Mallet Rotary Club.

A great mixed programme by the choir was punctuated by solo spots from Trevor Ryder, "Three Brue Boys singing Folk" (although perhaps better described as one Brue Boy singing -Roger White and two Brue Boys -Nick Llewellyn and Richard Loughlin on guitars!). The third solo spot was  Grayson Pattemore treating the audience to his stand up comedy routine-much enjoyed by the audience!

One of the songs performed by the choir "The Rose" was dedicated to our late fellow Brue Boy, John Callaghan, who died recently.It was one of his favourite numbers and the rendition did him proud.

Photo right shows the Brue Boys conducted by Jennifer Westcott and accompanied by Hilde Senior.

Photos show:

Left: Trevor Ryder singing the blues

Right: Roger White singing a folk song


First 2019 Concert

Our first 2019 concert was held in excellent venue of The Bible Christian Centre, Haselbury Plucknett on Saturday 9th March. This splendid new venue for the choir also brought us a fresh audience from this part of rural South Somerset and we trust the 90+ present watching in the spacious hall enjoyed their evening.

34 Brue Boys sang a total of sixteen songs. These included 'Pilgrim's Chorus' from Wagner's opera Tannhäuser, the Somerset folk song 'O Sally, My Dear' and the Welsh hymn Ebenezer.
We were again capably conducted by Jennifer Westcott and accompanied by Hilde Senior, assisted by her husband Bob.

Soloists in the choir were songs were David Chambers (She), Dick Warman (Flying Free), David Hislop (again playing The King with his usual aplomb leading 'The Wonder of You') and David Marshall who led the wonderful Zulu song Senzenina, which has become a favourite both of the choir and audiences, as demonstrated again tonight.

In between sets of choir songs there were three supporting Brue Boy acts. David Hislop sang an upbeat version of Rogers and Hart's 'Blue Moon' and the entertaining 'Raise a ruckus' by The Old Medicine Show. Dick Warman, Graham Kirk and John Mulliner dressed up as sick and grumpy old men to reprieve the comic song 'Man Flu' performed the previous night at our annual dinner. Finally a Brue Boys folk trio featuring Nick Llewellyn and Richard Loughlin on guitar and let by vocalist Roger White, sang the shanty 'Keep Hauling', Farewell to you, Marquês and the sea song Whip Jamboree which gave people a chance to join in with the chorus.

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