The Melksham, Calne and Chippenham Branch
of the
 Wilts & Berks Canal Trust


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September 2014

Irish Folk Night in Melksham on behalf of the W&B Canal Trust

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust are following up the success of the River Festival with an Irish Folk Night, to be held at the Melksham Conservative Club on Saturday 18th October. Doors open at 7.15pm and the concert will start at 8pm. A bar will be available in the hall.

Tickets are on sale at the Conservative Club and the Tourist Information Centre in Melksham or can be reserved from Malcolm Hitchinson on 01373 859207 or email Tickets cost £8 each
The Conservative Club is in Bank Street, Melksham. Parking is in the Church Street Car Park SN12 6LS. Entrance to the venue can be gained from the far end of the car park.

Finnegan’s Wake, who were headliners at the Westbury Music and Arts Festival, will play a lively mixture of jigs and reels plus many traditional Irish folk songs, which we can all join in. They also have a line of witty Irish banter all of which has audiences chuckling and tapping their feet in equal measure.

Band members Frank Hackett on Accordion and Mick Franks on Guitar have been playing together for over 6 years. They started playing together because they have a shared love of traditional Irish music and songs.
Melksham resident, Brian De’ath, a member of the organising committee said, this is a new event for us and we are sure that the people of Melksham will come along to support us as they have done in the past, it will be a really good night. All profits raised from this event will go towards the maintenance and restoration work of the Trust.

For more information about the local Branch of the Trust you can visit their Web site

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