The contrasting piece was Tserelem. This is a love ballad from Hungary which I’d picked up over 20 years ago when I was on a student exchange. The student I was being hosted by took me to a community hall where we saw a folk band called Sebo. I arranged the instrumental piece they played into an acappela version using that wonderful eastern European drone backing to the main tune.
Thanks to Stephen for taking some good photos of us as we performed at Whitby. For more of Stephen’s excellent photos contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way I hope you’ll come and see us at our next gigs coming up: Saltaire festival Sept 11th at Roberts Park bandstand 12.30-7pm (http://www.saltairefestival.co.uk/Whats_on_Event. ), Topic Folk Club on Nov 17th (www.topic-folk-club.org.uk) and Raise Your Banners Festival Nov 26th (www.raiseyourbanners.org)