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Spinndrift Concert at St Faith's, April 2009

On the 25th of April, St Faith's welcomed the folk band Spinndrift to the church as part of the fundraising for church renovations, the band playing only for their travel expenses. The concert was arranged with Jenny Page (fiddle & oboe), who is well known to members of St Faith's being a long time member of the choir, the Music Group and the servers. They played two sets of approximately 45 minutes each, with a break for refreshments and the inevitable raffle. The music was wide ranging including contributions from the British Isles, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and included a song written by the singer Isla Hughes on slum clearances in her birthplace, Hong Kong. The band demonstrated their multi-instrumental abilities, playing melodeon, fiddle (x2), flute, whistle, oboe, tenor guitar, mandolin and cello, and played several of their own compositions. They all attend the Folk & Traditional Music degree at Newcastle University, but have now been playing together for over a year as a non-university combination. More information on the band can be found by clicking here.

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