Folk orchestra at Boston folk club

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A BLAST from the past will bring a feast of musical cheer to Boston Folk Club’s seasonal celebrations on Monday.

The Boston Folk Orchestra have been around almost as long as the club itself, forming in the early 1970s and becoming a fixture on the local folk scene for many years.

When key members moved away from the area their appearances became less frequent, but the veteran outfit continued to perform when possible and nowadays still get together a handful of times each year for charity events and other occasional gigs.

Fronted as ever by singer Richard Birbeck, the band’s current incarnation also features Stephen ‘Spud’ Murphy on mandolin, guitarist Will Vaughan, Graham Neish on piano accordion, Mel Stopper on banjo, plus a rhythm section of drummer Richard Peel and bassist Mark Addison.

Their well-seasoned repertoire is packed with sing-along folk favourites, both traditional and modern, and is guaranteed to create a real party atmosphere.

The evening at the Eagle is also expected to feature party pieces from many of the club’s resident performers, plus some festive nibbles for good measure.

The show at Boston Folk Club is on Monday, December 12, upstairs at the Eagle in West Street.

The music starts at 8.15pm – call 01205 358783 for further details.