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 email@example.com Tickets cost
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 www.melkshamwaterway.org.uk