Tag Archives: music

Christopher South at Burwell Museum, 17th July

Mr South will be at the Summer Folk Fair at Burwell Museum, Cambridgeshire, on Sunday 17th July and he’d like to see you there!

Burwell PosterThe theme of the day is folk music and folk stories, and if you have any musical instruments made out of bits of junk (such as may be found in Grunty Fen) Mr South would very much like you to bring them along to show him. There’s a rumour going round the Post Office that there might even be a prize for the best home-made junk musical instrument. So, if you or your little ones can get a note out of something by shaking it, blowing it, strumming it, plucking it, squeezing it or hitting it with a stick, bring it along!

Mr South will be giving a talk at some point during the afternoon and will be only too happy to chat to you about all things Grunty Fen and he won’t even charge you to have your picture taken with him.

There’s all sorts of other activities at the museum that day including mill tours, barbecue, crafts, facepainting, cupcake decorating, stalls, raffle and various demonstrations, talks and live music. I’ve attached a poster so that you can see what’s what.

The Burwell Museum event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free, and you can’t say that about a lot of things these days!

Please do come along and say hello – and don’t forget your musical instruments. There may even be a singalong. We can’t actually guarantee it – that all depends on which way the wind’s blowing on the day.

Fen Tigers on USA Radio!

In case you missed it,  Dennis’s theme tune, Fen Tigers, recently made it onto American airwaves, courtesy of a duo called Fingermouse and Rubberneck!

The two musicians – Tom Few and Simon Murfitt – are just about to release their first record, but in a move which surprised all of us, ended up playing their version of Fen Tigers on WPSC Brave New Radio in America on their Ukulele Day! All of us at Grunty Fennery would like to thank Tom and Simon for their very enjoyable tribute to Dennis.

image003  Click on Dennis to hear the track. Mr South SepiaClick on Mr South to read more in an article from  the Cambridge News. radiosml Click on the wireless to hear their interview on American radio.