Elphin Drift @ the Village Hall
The line-up for our summer 2012 Elphin Drift is now complete, and a cracker it is too. Get yourselves to The Village Hall on Saturday June 16th at 7pm for a 7:30 start.
We have got two Elphin Drift first-timers, and two who you will all recognize:
Four Quarters - They are Ryedale's premier acappella group. I'm chuffed that we have at last managed to find a date when they are available. Four Quarters sing songs that you will know, and will want to join in with. Add to the mix their own infectious enthusiasm and you're there!
Andrew Huggan - Andrew has played at Elphin Drift three times in its history, and he is making that train journey south from "the wee county" of Clackmannanshire to entertain us once more. Andrew has recently put things in place to start recording his first full-length CD, after the release of his 2010 "Taste of Freedom" EP, and he has started work on recording tracks for the new album. It will be brilliant to see Andrew again after our last wild night at the Celtic Connections Festival Club back in February.
Phil Grainger - Phil is always welcome at Elphin Drift, and always has a few surprises for us. He is a wonderful singer and entertainer, and has a knack of engaging the audience. Whether it is keyboard, guitar, things that you blow or hit or swing round, he can get a song out of it, and we may see a bit of collaboration as well.
Luke Hirst & Sarah Smout - When I first saw Luke and Sarah perform at Helmsley Acoustic a few months back I knew that they are just right for Elphin Drift. With an admirable range of influences and a wealth of performing experiences as a duo - and separately before that - their relationship with melody, harmony and songwriting craft coupled with their onstage narratives makes for true enjoyment.
Sound desk and lights will be skilfully operated as ever by Mike Wells of Byland Media, The Maniac House Band will open the musical ceremonies at half past seven, and play until bedtime. We have the usual Ale and Cider bar including Lager, Wine and soft drinks. Doors open at 7pm, and entry is £4 - free for under 16s. I hope to see you all there.