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Thread #139464 Message #3233580
Posted By: The Sandman
04-Oct-11 - 07:50 AM
Thread Name: Fastnet Sea Music Festival-June 2012
Subject: RE: Fastnet Sea Music Festival
DAVE & HELEN HOWARD
Dave & Helen have been singing and playing together for over 40 years. Originally from the Manchester area in Northern England, they played in and ran many folk clubs in the area. Helen's main love is in the traditional songs of the British Isles and she has a particular liking for Scots material as they lived in Glasgow for 5 years in the 70s.
Dave casts his net a little wider taking in blues, bluegrass and most guitar based music, even playing lead guitar in an "Elvis" band recently! He still travels back to Lancashire regularly to play mandolin with the "Oldham Tinkers" group. He has a good collection of classic guitars and mandolins which are his great passion – his playing reflects this. He'll probably have a few of his "babies" at the concert.
The material will be anything from trad to modern, with a few mandolin tunes on the way.
They will have a CD for sale containing a good cross section of their material.